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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 Lady and the Tramp Limited Edition Cel, Prelude to a Kiss

    We are pleased to offer an original Walt Disney limited edition lithograph  “Prelude to a Kiss” featuring Lady, Tramp, Tony and Joe. The spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp — in which two dogs from different sides of the tracks nuzzle over a plate of noodles— is hailed as not only the most iconic scene in Lady and the Tramp, but also is considered to be one of the most iconic romantic kiss scenes in cinema history.

    In this scene, Tramp bring’s Lady to “a special place for a special occasion.” Tony and Joe set up a little table with a candle and table cloth in the alley. Tony says that they've ordered spaghetti with extra meatballs. Joe protests and says "Tony, dogs don’t talk!" Tony yells back “He’s a talking to me!” Joe concedes "Okay! You're the boss...He's a talkin to you!" After serving the spaghetti, Tony and Joe begin to sing the famous song “Bella Note,” while Tramp and Lady have their spaghetti noodle smooch.

    As unbelievable as it sounds, the spaghetti kiss scene was cut from the film’s first storyboards by Walt Disney himself. He wanted the dogs to have human emotions, of course, but thought fine dining might be pushing it. “Walt wasn’t convinced that that would be a very clean-cut scene,” animator Disney Studio archivist Steve Vagnini said. As you can imagine, if you have two pets and they eat a plate of spaghetti, it’s hard to envision that being too graceful.“ If you’ve ever looked up videos on Youtube of dogs recreating this scene in real life, you can see this for yourself. 

    Animator Frank Thomas was against Walt's decision and animated the entire scene himself without any lay-outs. Walt was impressed by Thomas's work and how he romanticized the scene and kept the scene in the film! Own a piece of animation history today! $3,495 framed.

  • Peanuts Animation Art Limited Edition Lithograph Auugghhhh...

    “AUUGGHHHH…” Charlie Brown exclaims as he flies through the air after Lucy tricks him yet again and takes away the football. Lucy would pull this prank on Charlie Brown in the Fall of every year in the original comic strip. The gag is symbolic of the funny friendship between Lucy and Charlie Brown and has become one of the most iconic scenes of the entire Peanuts series.

    The woman who inspired the character of Lucy, Louanne Van Pelt, was a neighbor of Charles Schultz. Her husband and Schultz were veterans of World War I and the couples would get together to play cards. Around that time, Schulz was honing his "Peanuts" comic strip and its cast of characters, led by Charlie Brown.

    "As I hear it, he would pull out a notepad and make notations about something my mother would say or do. He was just kind of amazed. My mom was a very eccentric and interesting character herself.” said her son, David Merrill. 

     "The 'Peanuts," I think, is something she actually felt bittersweet with... She wasn't very flattered, I believe, with the character that Charles Schulz withdrew from her actual personality. The narcissistic, kind of cruel, if she was always yanking that football from poor Charlie Brown's foot, making him land on his head all the time," Merrill says. "But she learned to live with it and was very pleasant about it just the same.”

    While Lucy often bullies and makes fun of characters like Charlie Brown, he still thinks of Lucy as a good friend and deep down, Lucy does have a fondness of him, with a couple of times that she said that "he's full of surprises.” Own a piece of animation history today! $1,895 framed.

  • Original Disney Four Production Cels on Color Copy Background from Sleeping Beauty featuring King Stefan and King Hubert

    We are pleased to offer  an original Walt Disney four Production Cel Set up on Color Copy Background from Sleeping Beauty featuring King Stefan and King Hubert.

    In this scene, King Stefan and King Hubert are celebrating the upcoming wedding of Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora. They rapidly gulp down mead brought out by The Lackey while boisterously singing a drinking song together. The two kings have very different personalities. King Hubert is rather jolly and boastful while King Stefan is rather reserved and dignified. These differences and the generous amounts of alcohol lead to a misunderstanding between the two. 

    King Hubert becomes angry at King Stefan due to a perceived slight against Prince Phillip. King Stefan feels he needs to give Princess Aurora some time to get ready for the wedding as it “may come as quite a shock.” King Hubert spits out the rest of his mead and exclaims “A shock! My Phillip, a shock?” It quickly escalates and they continue to throw insults back and forth at each other. “POMPUS? UNREASONABLE? En guarde sir!” King Hubert exclaims, using a fish as the primary weapon instead of sword. He flops the fish around and King Stefan grabs a shield. However, King Hubert comes to see the ridiculousness and hilarity of the scene and quickly makes up with his friend.

    In this four production cel set up King Stefan measures 8" tall and King Hubert measures 6" tall. Own a piece of animation history today! $995 framed.

  • Original Walt Disney Production Cel from The Little Mermaid featuring Ariel (1989)

    We are pleased to offer an  original Walt Disney Production Cel from the Little Mermaid featuring Ariel. In this scene, Flounder rushes Ariel to her treasure trove to show her a surprise. We see her face wide with surprise right before we see the statue of Eric glistening in the cave. She swims over to the statue and with a giggle says “Why Eric? Run away with you? this is all so…so sudden.”

     The cave is also where Ariel sings the beloved song “Part of your World,” —a song that was almost cut from the film. After young children in a test audience became restless during the scene, Katzenberg wanted to shorten or even cut the song entirely. The film's directors and Glen Keane, the lead animator of the scene, convinced Katzenberg not to make the same mistake that the Wizard of Oz almost made. They too thought of cutting “Over the Rainbow” because it was a slower paced scene. Obviously both films made the right choice.

    Film critic Roger Ebert was enthusiastic about the film and wrote that," The Little Mermaid is a jolly and inventive animated fantasy—a movie that's so creative and so much fun it deserves comparison with the best Disney work of the past." Ebert also commented positively on the character of Ariel, stating, "... Ariel is a fully realized female character who thinks and acts independently, even rebelliously, instead of hanging around passively while the fates decide her destiny."

    Own a piece of animation history today! SOLD.