Walt Disney & Warner Brothers Vintage Animation Art Gallery
Animation Sensations has been a world leading Animation Art Gallery since 1989. We specialize in buying and selling original vintage and contemporary animation art from Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Hanna Barbera, Peanuts, Linda Jones Enterprises and other animation studios.
Our vast collection of original animation art includes production cels, production drawings, storyboards, layouts, original backgrounds, and limited edition cels featuring some of the most beloved characters ever brought to life by the world's best animators.
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Original Walt Disney Production Cel on Courvoisier Background from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, signed by Marc Davis
Disney’s “Nine Old Men” were undoubtedly one of the most influential groups of animators of all time, and are responsible for creating some of the most famous animated characters and films. Walt Disney once jokingly referred to this core group of animators who worked at the Walt Disney Company as his “Nine Old Men”, in reference to the 1937 book The Nine Old Men about the nine Supreme Court justices of the time. The nine animators – Les Clark, Marc Davis, Ollie Johnson, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, and Frank Thomas –were in fact young men when they began working at Walt Disney in the 1930s for the production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The same group continued to work together until the death of John Lounsbery in 1976. This production cel on Courvoisier background from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs features Bashful and Sneezy, and is signed by Marc Davis. Davis joined the Walt Disney Company in 1935 to work on the production of Snow White. Following Snow White, Davis went on to develop and animate Bambi and Thumper in Bambi (1942), Maleficent and Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (1959), and Cruella de Vil in One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). This production cel is in amazing condition, and measures 18" x 17" frame. It is truly a rare and important piece of animation history! $3,000 framed
Original Walt Disney Production Cel on Master Background from Lady and the Tramp
Released in 1955, Lady and the Tramp was Walt Disney’s ninth feature film and the first filmed in CinemaScope, a new pan-view screen format that was developed to accommodate the growing interest in widescreen films amongst movie goers. Disney story man Joe Grant first developed the concept for Lady and the Tramp in the late 1930s; Grant was inspired by the behavior of his English Cocker Spaniel, who was named Lady, following the birth of his child. While Disney enjoyed Grant’s concept, he thought that the storyline was too sweet, and lacked action. In the early 1940s, Disney altered Grant’s storyline after reading “Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog”, a short story written by Ward Greene for Cosmopolitan Magazine. Disney thought that Grant’s sweet story would be improved if Lady met and fell in love with a cynical dog character, much like the one found in Greene’s story. As they had done with deer for Bambi, Disney animators studied different breeds of dogs to capture their movement and personalities. The animators chose to create the film from Lady’s point of view; the faces of her owners Jim Dear and Darling, whose names also reflect her perspective, are rarely seen. However, the Untied States' entrance into World War II halted production on the film, as Disney animators were tasked with creating instructional and propaganda films for the war effort. It wasn’t until 1953- fifteen years after its initial creation- that Lady and the Tramp was ready for final production. When the film was released in theaters in 1955 it became an instant box office success; today it is an American movie classic, and one of the greatest romance films of all time. This one of a kind production cel on master background featuring Lady and the Tramp measures 31”x 21” framed and is in excellent condition - don’t miss out on a chance to own a piece of animation history! $15,000 framed
Original Walt Disney Production Cel on Courvoisier Background featuring Doc from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first full-length cel animated feature film produced in full color. Development on the Snow White story began in 1934; for Walt Disney, the main attraction of the story was the Seven Dwarfs. In the original Grimm tale, the dwarfs are nameless; under Disney, however, each dwarf received his own name and unique personality. Potential names for the dwarfs were chosen from a pool of about fifty names, and the final seven were selected through a process of elimination. It was originally thought that the dwarfs would be the main focus of the animated film, and several sequences were written for the characters. It wasn’t until later in the development process that it was decided that the relationship between Snow White and the Evil Queen would be the main focus of the story, and many of the original sequences featuring the dwarfs were cut. However, some of the film’s most iconic moments, such as the song sequence “Heigh-ho” involve the Seven Dwarfs. This original Walt Disney production cel on Courvoisier background features Doc, the leader of the Seven Dwarfs who often mixed up his words. Doc was voiced by Roy Atwell, a Broadway actor and comedian. Disney critics warned that audiences, especially adults, would not want to sit through a full-length cartoon about a princess and dwarfs; however, the film became an instant success following its 1937 release. Today, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a classic film, and it's production cels are important works of art and rare pieces of animation history. $3,000 framed
Original Walt Disney Production Cel on Courvoisier Background featuring Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice
This original Walt Disney production cel on Courvoisier background from Fantasia features Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice. Realeased in 1941, Fantasia was Walt Disney's third full-length feature film. The film was originally intended as a short featuring Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice, based on the symphonic poem written by French composer Paul Dukas in 1896. Disney partnered with legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchesta to record the music. Realizing that it was a perfect way to reintroduce to the public to classical music, Disney decided to expand the project to include more animated shorts interpreting classical compositions. Selections included Toccata and Fugue in D minor, the Nutcraker Suite, Right of Spring, The Pastoral Symphony, Dance of the Hours, Night on Bald Mountain, and Ave Maria. In the Sorcerer's Apprentice segment of the film, Mickey Mouse attempts to perform some of his master's magic tricks, only to realize he doesn't know how to control them. Although Fantasia was not an instant success when it was first released, it is now an iconic Disney film. In 2000, the sequal Fantasia 2000 was released, which featured seven new animated shorts set to classical music. This prodcution cel on Courvoisier background measures 16 1/2" x 15" framed and is one of a kind. $15,000 framed