Walt Disney & Warner Brothers Vintage Animation Art Gallery

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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.

Buying or selling animation art? Look no further than Animation Sensations for the best, most professional animation gallery found anywhere in the world!

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  • Original Walt Disney Production Cel featuring Peter Pan and Wendy

    We are pleased to offer an original Walt Disney production cel featuring Peter Pan and Wendy.

    The decision to bring an animated version of Peter Pan to the big screen stems from Walt’s own childhood. Disney broke his piggy bank to get the money for tickets to the performance starring actress Maude Adams. He remembered the performance fondly and later asked her to look at an early reel of his version of Peter Pan. Walt went on to play Peter Pan in a school production. He recalled his brother Roy using a rope to hoist him up over the stage to make it look like he was flying.“No actor ever identified himself with the part he was playing more than I,” he said.

    At the time, Disney animation studios were still recovering from WWII and returning to the productions of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Peter Pan. One review written in 1953 praised the studio for returning to “line characters” and creating a “delightful entertaining film that will appeal to the young and not-so young alike.”

    Own a piece of animation history today! Call for value.

  • Original Disney Production Drawing Featuring Mickey Mouse from Fantasia

    We are pleased to offer an original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. After the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio, Disney felt that the original star of the studio needed a boost in popularity.

    He decided to feature Mickey Mouse in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a deluxe cartoon short based on the poem written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and set to the orchestral piece by Paul Dukas inspired by the original tale. The concept of matching animation to classical music was used as early as 1928 in Disney's cartoon series, the Silly Symphonies, but he wanted to go beyond the usual slapstick, and produce shorts where "sheer fantasy unfolds ... action controlled by a musical pattern has great charm in the realm of unreality."

    In 1938 Walt Disney ran into the conductor Leopold Stokowski in a local restaurant. Stokowski later wrote meeting; “I was alone having dinner at a table near him and he called across to me, ‘Why don’t we sit together?’ Then he began to tell me he was interested in Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice as a possible short, and did I like the music. I said I liked it very much and would be happy to cooperate with him.”

    It is thanks to Stokowski that Fantasia expanded from only including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice to a feature film including The Pastoral Symphony, Dance of the Hours, Rite of Spring, Nutcracker Suite, Toccata Fugue and Night on Bald Mountain. Own a piece of Animation History Today! $1,295 framed.

  • Original Signed Chuck Jones Production Cel of The Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    During  Chuck Jones’s time working with MGM studios, he produced the classic Hanna Barbera animation short Tom and Jerry and animated special How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We are pleased to offer an original Production Cel of The Grinch signed by Chuck Jones.

    It can’t be denied that the mid-1960s was the golden age of the animated TV Christmas special. The stop-motion Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer premiered in 1964, and A Charlie Brown Christmas debuted twelve months later. The next year, in 1966, How the Grinch Stole Christmas aired for the first time.

    The Grinch was the first adult and the first villain to be the main character in a Dr. Seuss book. In the original book, the Grinch is illustrated as black and white, with hints of pink and red. Rumor has it that Jones was inspired to give The Grinch his iconic coloring after he rented a car that was painted an ugly shade of green. When Geisel first saw Jones’s drawings of the Grinch, he exclaimed, “That doesn’t look like the Grinch, that looks like you!” Jones’s responded “Well, it happens.”

    This original Production Cel on color copy background featuring The Grinch includes a Linda Jones Enterprises certificate of authenticity. Own a piece of animation history today! $2,500 framed

  • Walt Disney Production Cel on Courvoisier Background Featuring Dopey and Sleepy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    We are pleased to offer an  original Walt Disney production cel on Courvoisier background featuring Dopey and Sleepy. In this scene, Doc, Sleepy, Grumpy, Sneezy, Happy, Bashful and Dopey are headed to the mine while merrily singing “Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work we go!” In typical Dopey fashion, as he runs up from behind to help Sleepy push, he also pushes Sleepy head first into the cart.

    Like all locations in the film, the mine was designed by Albert Hurter. Hurter brought to Disney animation the more realistic, European illustration-like style. His character designs for The Goddess of Spring follow human anatomy rather than the more conventional "rubber hose and circle" style of animation. This style was arguably instrumental to the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the designs of a more realistic nature were needed for the main characters to carry the story and keep the audience engaged.

    Hurter held similar authority during production of Pinocchio, designing Pinocchio as a rather homely wooden puppet. Hurter's ideas led to sequences in Fantasia, including Night on Bald Mountain's Chernabog, the dancing hippos, elephants and alligators , and the mythical creatures of the Pastoral Symphony. He designed the atmosphere and props for Dumbo. Hurter also worked on ideas for films whose production would begin long after his death, including Peter Pan and Lady and the Tramp.

    This original Walt Disney production cel on Courvoisier background featuring Dopey and Sleepy is beautifully framed in gold. Own a piece of animation history today! Call For Value