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Animatronic Ellen DeGeneres from Epcot Center That Recently Went Viral Is Going Up For Auction

Animatronic Ellen DeGeneres from Epcot Center That Recently Went Viral Is Going Up For Auction

Profiles in History is proud to announce the animatronic figure of Ellen DeGeneres from Universe of Energy- Ellen's Energy Adventure at Epcot is going up for auction at their upcoming Animation & Disneyana Auction on May 5th in Los Angeles. The attraction took a light-hearted look at various energy resources.

After it closed in 2017, Ellen declared on her daytime talk show that she wanted her robot back. For her birthday, Ellen was surprised with the very item that is offered here. The video of her horrified reaction went viral. It is estimated to sell for $3,000 - $5,000.

Also up for auction are an original set of blueprints for "Walt Disney's Riverfront Square", an unrealized Disney theme park intended for St. Louis. It's a Disneyland that never was! In March 1963, Walt Disney met with THE MAYOR of St. Louis to discuss plans for construction of a new theme park in the riverfront area of St. Louis.

Disney had his Imagineers draw up plans and design new attractions for the proposed park. But plans for the park fell through.Several classic Disneyland attractions were originally conceived for the St. Louis park, including what would later become Pirates of the Caribbean, THE HAUNTED Mansion, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. One of only two sets of plans known to exist. Pictured at bottom and estimated to sell for $2,000 - $4,000.


Other highlights at the upcoming auction include a fully functional, remote controlled R2-D2. From 2004 until its retirement in 2014, this R2-D2 was used throughout Walt Disney World. in 2004. It makes 53 different sounds from the original Star Wars trilogy, and features working fiber optic lights. It is estimated to sell for $100,000 - $200,000.

Rare Disney Parks Attraction props including a vehicle from the theme park attraction of Mr. Toads Wild Ride for $15,000 - $25,000, an animatronic Pirate head from Pirates of the Caribbean for $2,000 - $4,000, an animatronic figure of "Henry" from Disneyland's Country Bear Jamboree for $4,000 - $7,000, an animatronic "Mickey Mouse" from Mickey and the Beanstalkfrom Disneyland Main Street for $4,000 - $7,000 and an animatronic "Pluto" from Disneyland Main Street for $3,000 - $5,000.

A wide variety of Disney animation art including key set ups from the Cinderella Ballroom scene for $15,000 - $25,000 and the Lady and the Tramp"Bella Nolte" scene for $35,000 - $40,000. Other animation includes Keith Haring SESAME STREET art for $1,500 - $2,500. Also included are rare one of a kind drawings and comic strip art by legends Dr. Seuss and Charles Schulz.


ABOUT PROFILES IN HISTORY
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world's largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph "Joe" Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia. Highlights from their previous auctions include the "Cowardly Lion" costume from The Wizard of Oz for $805,000; Steve McQueen's "Michael Delaney" racing suit from Le Mans for $960,000; From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe "Subway" Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In June 2017, at his Hollywood Auction 89, Joe sold the Gary Cannavo collection of Battlestar Galactica spaceships for 1.8 million dollars, the Saturday Night Fever dance floor for 1.2 million and an R2D2 for 2.76 million. In addition, Joe Maddalena was the star of Hollywood Treasure, which aired on Syfy. Hollywood Treasure took viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia.


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