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  • Original Walt Disney Production Cel from The Aristocats featuring Edgar Balthazar

    Over the years, Disney has brought us so many iconic characters, and so many have been cats and dogs. Since the beginning of time, the debate of cats vs. dogs has been raging. Where does Disney stand in this debate?

    Some of the very first Disney movies featured many lovable and vengeful cats like Figaro from Pinocchio, Sergeant Tibbs from One hundred and One Dalmatians, and Lucifer from Cinderella. Still, with two feature length films of their own (One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Lady and the Tramp), dogs seemed to be dominating the Disney studios. That is until Aristocats was released in 1970 and cats got a feature film of their own! 

    It may only be a debate interesting to humans as every Disney cat has a friendly dog companion. In the Aristocats, the hounds Napoleon and Lafayette are a classic double act. Napoleon is the cleverer of the two and is often aggravated by Lafayette's stupidity. He always reminds Lafayette of his superiority, although he usually takes Lafayette's advice anyway.

    We first meet the duo when they are woken by the butler Edgar and chase him down a riverbank, where Edgar drops the basket with the cats. A spectacular chase scene ensues, with Edgar being bitten on the butt several times; both of his shoes accidentally being removed from his feet; and his right leg chomped by Lafayette.

    What about you? Do you have a favorite Disney cat or dog?

    We are pleased to offer an original production cel from the Aristocats featuring Edgar Balthazar. Own a piece of animation history today! $495 framed 

    • Original Walt Disney Production Cel on a Custom Background from Dumbo

      We are pleased to offer an original Walt Disney  Production Cel on a Custom Background featuring Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse.

      Throughout the film Dumbo’s only true friend, aside from his mother, is the mouse, Timothy – a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants. In this scene, Timothy Mouse is trying to figure out how to get Dumbo to try to fly. Timothy gives Dumbo a “magic feather”  to give him the confidence to fly. It works, and he soars over the fields while flapping his big ears.

      When the movie later aired on the Disneyland TV show, Disney admitted to the audience that Dumbo held a special place in his heart. “From the very start, Dumbo was a happy picture," he said. "We weren’t restricted by any set storyline so we could give our imaginations full play. In other words, if a good idea came to us, we’d put it in the story. It was really a happy picture from beginning to end.”

      Despite the advent of World War IIDumbo was still the most financially successful Disney film of the 1940s. Film critic for The New York Times, said that the film was "the most genial, the most endearing, the most completely precious cartoon feature film ever to emerge from the magical brushes of Walt Disney's wonder-working artists.”

      Own a piece of art history today! $2,995.00 framed


      • Original Walt Disney Production Cels on Courvoisier Background from Fantasia

        The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the third and most famous segment in Disney’s  Fantasia and went on to be the only original segment to appear in its sequel, Fantasia 2000. Walt Disney said "for sentimental reasons, I think Mickey Mouse in The Sorcerer's Apprentice is my favorite. He made me what I am today.”

        Even before Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered, Walt Disney played with the idea of creating an animated short set to Paul Dukas's 1897 scherzo. Mickey’s role was originally intended for Dopey, but Disney decided that Mickey needed a reboot. Completely redesigned to be both cuter and more expressive, Mickey became the mouse we know and love today.

        The scene starts with Sorcerer Yen Sid, who is working on his magic as his apprentice Mickey brings bucket after bucket of water to the cauldron. Yen Sid puts his hat down and retires to his chambers. Once Yen Sid is out of sight, Mickey dons the wizard’s hat. He grins smugly at his idea of enchanting a broom with arms and legs so it can carry the buckets of water for him. What Mickey Mouse thinks is a genius solution quickly goes awry as he loses control of the magic broom and the house begins to flood.

        We are pleased to offer Production Cels of Mickey Mouse on Courvoisier Background from Fantasia. Own a piece of animation history today! SOLD

        • Original Walt Disney production cel from Peter Pan featuring John

          We are pleased to offer an original Walt Disney production cel from Peter Pan featuring John.

          Walt Disney originally planned on creating a Peter Pan animated feature immediately after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In the 1930s, the studio began working on the character designs and story development. However, he did not receive the rights to the story until four years later.

          Author J.M. Barrie famously left the rights to Peter Pan to the Great Ormond Street Hospital when he died. The hospital made a deal with Disney in 1939, giving them the exclusive animation rights. It doesn’t receive income from the sales of DVDs or toys though, because those things weren’t in the 1939 contract. However, according to the hospital’s website, Disney has been very supportive nonetheless. “Since 2008, when Disney partnered with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, they have raised more than £10 million [$14.5 million] towards the hospital's vital redevelopment program and continue to support the hospital and charity with fundraising events and donations.”

          Peter Pan was finally completed and released in 1953. At the time of the film’s debut The Hollywood Reporter said “It is doubtful if the wistful fantasy has ever been done with such charm and beauty as fills the Walt Disney version of James M. Barrie's fanciful play.” Own a piece of animation history today! $795 framed.

          • Original Walt Disney Production Cel Featuring Prince Charming

            We are pleased to offer an original Walt Disney Production Cel from featuring Prince Charming. 

            Following in the footsteps of Snow White and the Seven Dwarf’s “The Prince," Prince Charming’s name is never revealed. He is also never actually referred to as "Prince Charming" in the film. It is not until Prince Phillip in Sleeping Beauty does a Disney prince have an official name. 

            Name or no name, Prince Charming is the first Disney prince to have a fun rebellious streak. The King is frustrated that his son has yet to find a wife and laments that he misses the sounds of children running around the castle. He is determined to figure out a way to get his son to give him some grandchildren. He then comes up with the idea to throw a welcome ball and invite every eligible maiden in the kingdom, hoping that his son will fall in love with one.

            In this original production cel, Prince Charming is raising his hand to yawn, unimpressed by the maidens he has met from the kingdom. His attitude remains the same until he sees Cinderella wandering around the ballroom that he is moved to go meet her.

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