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Fantasia Animal Ballet (1962)

Ted and Eleanor took a more fantastical approach for their 1962 display, which featured animals dancing together in a frozen landscape.  An elephant, hippo, giraffe, alligator, and other creatures pirouetted in sparkly tutus on brass rods powered by electric motors. The entire wintery scene was done in turquoise, pink, and white to add to the enchanting quality of the fantasy ballet.



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Ted working on a reindeer figure, 1959
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Ted working on a reindeer figure, 1959
Black and white print
Ted and Eleanor Konkle fonds
Reference Code: F 4610
Archives of Ontario, I0073493

Eleanor working on a dancing alligator, 1962
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Eleanor working on a dancing alligator, 1962
Black and white print
Ted and Eleanor Konkle fonds
Reference Code: F 4610
Archives of Ontario, I0073494

Animal Ballet conceptual drawings by Eleanor Konkle, 1962
Ted and Eleanor Konkle fonds
Reference Code: F 4610
Archives of Ontario

Fantasia display, 1962
Ted and Eleanor Konkle fonds
Reference Code: F 4610
Archives of Ontario

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