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 Key Master Disney Production set up from Robin Hood 1973

    We are pleased to offer an original Key Master Disney Production Cel set up from Robin Hood (1973) featuring Maid Marian, Prince John, and Robin hood in his disguise.

    In this scene, Robin Hood has won the archery tournament, and a kiss from Maid Marian. He remains dressed as a stork as he approaches Maid Marian and Prince John at his throne. Prince John exposes him and has him arrested for execution despite Maid Marian's pleas.

    A few months before the film's release, the Disney animators needed Peter Ustinov to come back to the Disney Studios to re-record some of his lines as Prince John. Frantically, the animators made phone calls to New York, London, Paris, Vienna, and Tokyo, trying to locate Ustinov. They came up empty handed. Then to their surprise they discovered that he was working at the NBC Studios in Burbank that week, a half-mile down the street from them. Which was lucky, as critics raved that the character Prince John almost stole the show because of Ustinov’s comical performance.  

    New York magazine called it "a sweet, funny, slam-bang, good-hearted Walt Disney feature cartoon with a fine cast" and said it was "a feast for the eyes for kiddies and Disney nostalgics.”

    Own a piece of animation history today! $3,995 framed.

  • Original Walt Disney Key Master 5 Production Cel Set Up on Production Background from 101 Dalmatians featuring Pongo and Perdita from 1961

    We are pleased to offer an original Walt Disney Key Master 5 Production Cel set up on Production Background from One Hundred and One Dalmatians featuring Pongo and Perdita. 

    In this scene, Pongo descends the steps of the basement to greet Perdita and the new born puppies. This is a beautiful set up that allows you to see a progression of cels placed on the production background that creates the animation sequence of the scene. You also get to see the detailed line work that went into making the backgrounds. I counted 60 spots total in this Key Master set up. How many do you count?

     If you added up all the spots on every drawing or cel of all 99 puppies plus Pongo and Perdita, you'd have a total of 6,469,952 spots. While 72 belong to Pongo, and 68 to Perdita, the rest belong to the puppies. There was a team of artists whose job was just to draw spots on the dogs.

    Perhaps luckily for the artists, no two real dalmatians have the same number and pattern of spots. Cruella DeVille probably didn't know this fact when she was plotting to make herself a dalmatian coat. If she'd succeeded, the pattern wouldn't have matched!

     Own a piece of animation history today! $6,995 framed

  • 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! SOLD.

  • 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! SOLD.