Julien’s Auctions presents the Wonderful World of Animation

LAS VEGAS—Whether you’re a fan of classic cartoons or legendary film animation, you’re bound to find a treasure during the Wonderful World of Animation auction presented by Julien’s Auctions live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on June 22. The event will be broadcast live in high-definition on AuctionNetwork.com starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT and will allow viewers millisecond bid-to-live broadcast technology and secure real-time bidding across all currencies so participants can bid with confidence and stay on top of the action.

Fans from around the world can get a front row seat to watch and bid on more than 250 lots of cherished images from major studios and rare original concept paintings from many of the masters of animation art. The acclaimed works of animation pioneers such as Charles Schulz, Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera, Fritz Freleng, Virgil Ross, Chuck Jones and numerous Disney artists represent the extensive collection available to fans of the genre.

“We’re again proud to partner with Julien’s Auction to allow people access to world-class auction events they otherwise couldn’t attend,” says Pamela A. McKissick, CEO and founder of Auction Network, a former executive with TV Guide Networks. “As the more than 300,000 visitors to our site during May discovered Auction Network captures the spirit and sport of live auction events and makes them instantly global.”

For fans who just want to watch this dynamic event, the live pre-show starts at 8:30 a.m. PDT on auctionnetwork.com. Interested bidders can visit www.auctionnetwork.com/animation to register and view an up-to-date video catalog with photos and details each lot. Bidders must be registered 24 hours before the event.

“This collection of rare animation and sought-after Hollywood collectibles has the makings of a dynamic event for both bidder and viewer,” says Darren Julien, President/CEO of Julien’s Auctions. “With so many incredible lots available from animation legends it will be exciting to offer a live interactive webcast so more fans can be involved to have a chance to own some extraordinary items.”