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 of Minnie Mouse from Brave Little Tailor (1938)

    We are pleased to offer an original Walt Disney production cel on Courvoisier background from Brave Little Tailor featuring Minnie Mouse. The cartoon is an adaptation of the German fairy tale The Valiant Little Tailor with Mickey Mouse in the title role and Minnie Mouse as the princess. Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck are often cited as unofficial members of the Disney Princesses and both have been included in some of the franchise's material. Princess Minnie still often wears the pink middle ages hennin headdress she wears in Brave Little Tailor.

    Minnie would appear in a number of shorts throughout the 1930's, co-starring alongside Mickey. She was introduced from the beginning as Mickey Mouse’s love interest in Plane Crazy. Minnie's early personality is cute, playful, musical and flirtatious. She often portrays an entertainer like a dancer or a musician that Mickey is trying to win the affection of. Part of the comedy of these early shorts is the varying degree of success Mickey has in wooing Minnie. Unlike later cartoons after the redesign, Minnie often becomes a damsel in distress that Mickey tries to rescue.

    Brave Little Tailor was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 11th Academy Awards in 1939, but lost to Disney's own Ferdinand the Bull. In 1994 the film was chosen as the 26th greatest cartoon of all time in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons. Own a piece of Animation history today! $3,995 framed

  • Original Walt Disney 2 Production Cel set-up on Production Background from The Band Concert (1935)

    We are pleased to offer an original Walt Disney 2 production cel set-up on production background from The Band Concert featuring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. The Band Concert was the first Mickey Mouse film produced in color and remains one of the most highly acclaimed of the Disney shorts. Film critic Leonard Maltin dubbed it “one of the best cartoons ever made anywhere.”

    Directed by Wilfred Jackson, the cartoon adhered to the Silly Symphony tradition of combining breathtaking animated scenery with an engaging story set to well-known classical music. When Donald plays his flute in this short, the piece he is performing is "Turkey in the Straw," which was the same song Mickey performed in Steamboat Willie. The Band Concert was the third joint appearance of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in a Disney cartoon. The first two being Orphan’s Benefit and The Dognapper, which introduced him as a temperamental comic foil to Mickey Mouse.

    In 1994 The Band Concert was rated third in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons, which rated the greatest cartoons of all time by members of the field of animation. Own a piece of Animation history today! SOLD

  • Original Walt Disney Limited Edition Cel from Alice in Wonderland, Tea Party

    We are pleased to offer an original Walt Disney Limited Edition Cel “Tea Party” from Alice in Wonderland. In this scene, Alice wanders into the un-birthday tea party. The Mad Hatter and the March Hare dance around and sing happy unbirthday songs to each other.

    One of the most beloved characters, the Mad Hatter, was drawn to resemble his voice actor Ed Wynn. While filming the live-action reference scenes for the Mad Tea Party, Ed Wynn ad-libbed the speech where the Mad Hatter tries to "fix" the White Rabbit's watch. "Muthtard? Don't leth be thilly!" Walt Disney was watching the filming, and told the animators, "Hey, that stuff's pretty funny. Why don't you use that speech in the movie?" The animators objected. "We can't use that. There are too many background noises on the film." Disney smiled, and told them, "That's your problem," then walked out of the room. Eventually, with much labor, the Disney sound technicians managed to re-record Wynn's dialogue and erase all the background noises, so that Wynn's ad-libs were used in the final animated film.

    Besides Alice, Kathryn Beaumont is also known for voicing Wendy Darling in Peter Pan. She was asked to continue voicing the two characters in later Disney projects until her retirement in 2005. This Original Limited Edition Cel is framed in a beautiful pink frame that wonderfully compliments the animation art. Own a piece of Animation history today! SOLD.

  • Original Walt Disney Production Drawing Featuring The Queen

    We are pleased to offer an original Production Drawing from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs featuring The Queen.

    The Queen, also known as the Evil Queen, has been called a "femme fatale" and "the best-realized female villains in movie history." Film Critic Roger Ebert said Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was "not so much about Snow White as it was about the Seven Dwarfs and the Evil Queen.” The animators were noted to prefer to draw the Queen over Snow White "because she was more real and complex as a woman, more erotic, and driven to desperate acts by her magic mirror.”

    The character, however, turned out to be especially problematic for the animators, as she had to be "regally beautiful, with confined but graceful movements," and "the experiments on her lovely cruel mouth and eyes alone represent drawings enough to fill a paper house. In this original production drawing, you can see the great care that went into the design of the Evil Queen's intricate crown and cape. Her dark and beautifully severe eyes, accented by her iconic arched eyebrows, pierce you from the page.

    Walt Disney described the Queen as "a mixture of Lady Macbeth and the Big Bad Wolf... her beauty is sinister, mature, plenty of curves... she becomes ugly and menacing when scheming and mixing her poisons; magic fluids transform her into an old, witch-like hag.”

    Own a piece of animation history today! $2,895 framed.