Van Eaton Galleries' auction, "COLLECTING DISNEY", was held June 18, 2016. "Collecting Disney" was an extraodinary collection devoted to the history of Walt Disney Studios and featured items from some of the finest collections in the world. With memorabilia dating from the very beginning of the Studio, to expansion into feature film and beyond, this one-of-a-kind rare auction was an unprecedented glimpse into the personal and professional life of Walt Disney, his close group of animators and artists, the studio and the amazing legacy that lives on today. The auction featured over 700 rare and many never-seen-before items.
The "Collecting Disney" auction included items directly from the estate of Annette Funicello that were auctioned to benefit
The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases.