Original Walt Disney Production Cels on Color Copy Background from The Jungle Book featuring Shere Khan
We are pleased to offer an original Walt Disney production cel from The Jungle Book featuring Shere Khan. The Jungle Book is a unique film because it is the last film to be produced by Walt Disney, who died during its production. This production cel also has a connection to Walt Disney studios history, being purchased in the 1960’s at The Art Corner Store at Disneyland in Burbank, California.
As the Villian of the Jungle Book, Shere Khan acts as the physical embodiment of power and composure. With a dignified manner of carrying himself, and a strong sense of pride and elegance, the ruthless tiger is viewed as the uncorroborated ruler of the jungles of India. All members of the jungle fear him. Fire and guns are the only things Shere Khan fears, and he therefore kills Humans at every opportunity. His return to the jungle causes Bagheera and Baloo to try to save Mowgli by returning him to the human village.
On his own quest to find Mowgli, Shere Khan encounters Kaa just as he has successfully hypnotized Mowgli. The snake denies any knowledge of the man-cub. Shere Khan doesn't believe him and says a line that embodies his egotistical and menacing personality “Oh, please don't insult my intelligence. It makes me irritable.”
Shere Khan is an iconic Disney villian, proven by the 2016 live action remake’s decision to have him appear once again as the main antagonist. This Production Cel has a Disney color copy background. $1600 Framed
Original Warner Brothers Production Cel Featuring Bugs Bunny as Groucho Marx Signed by Friz Freleng
We are pleased to offer an original Warner Brothers Production Cel featuring Bugs Bunny as Groucho Marx. This cel is from the Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie award show segments created by Friz Freleng. As Bugs Bunny walks on stage to announce the nomination of the Wolf from Three Little Bops, he adopts the persona of American comedian Groucho Marx. Bugs walks on stage with Groucho’s stooped walk, leering eyebrow-raise, holding a carrot as a cigar, and impersonating his voice.
Bugs would impersonate Groucho in many animations, such as Hair-Raising Hair and Slick Hare. Bugs Bunny also pays homage to the actor with his catchphrase "Of course you realize this means war!” The line was taken from Groucho Marx and others in the 1933 film Duck Soup and the 1935 film A Night at the Opera.
In Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie, Bugs continues to nominate Sylvester & Tweety and himself for the Oswald award. Daffy Duck continually gripes about the fact that he has not been nominated. When Bugs wins the award, Daffy Duck becomes furious and challenges Bugs to a talent showdown. Bugs seems to have the audience's favor, but Daffy eventually wins their applause by blowing himself up. Bugs gives the now-ghostly Daffy the award, with the duck responding "It just goes to show you, you gotta kill yourself to win an Oswald in this town!"
This production cel is signed by Friz Freleng. $700 framed
Original Walt Disney Production Drawing from Cinderella featuring Cinderella and Prince Charming
We have an original Walt Disney production drawing from Cinderella (1950) featuring Cinderella and Prince Charming. In this scene, Prince Charming and Cinderella run out of the palace after their wedding, down the steps towards the carriage with sparrows holding up her veil behind her. Cinderella’s wedding slipper falls off again, but this time the King was there to catch it and put the slipper back on Cinderella’s foot. “Have Faith in your dreams and someday a rainbow will come smiling through” starts to play in the background. The song “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” plays throughout the film, and is the basis for many Disney promotions (“where dreams come true”). This production drawing includes animators’ notes about the movement of Cinderella’s gown and the placement of Prince Charming’s leg. This drawing would pair perfectly with the “Cinderella” limited edition cel. SOLD
Original Walt Disney Key Master Setup from One Hundred and One Dalmatians
We are pleased to offer a Master Key Setup (Production Cel on matching Production Background) from Walt Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Dodie Smith wrote the book The Hundred and One Dalmatians in 1956. When Walt Disney read it in 1957, it immediately grabbed his attention, and he promptly acquired the rights. Smith had always secretly hoped that Disney would make it into a film. In this Scene, Pongo is thinking about his “pet” Roger being intelligent and attractive enough (for a human) and decides they need to a find mates. Pongo goes to the window and watches the people walking by with their dogs. He thinks about how they are either too odd, old, fancy, young or short, until he sees “the most beautiful creature on four legs.” He concludes the human woman is “very lovely too,” and he rushes to get Roger to take him out on a walk. This leads to the classic scene in the park where Pongo intentionally tangles his leash around Anita and Roger, causing them to fall into a pond together and meet. This wonderful Master Key Setup would make an exceptional addition to any animation collection. SOLD.
Original Walt Disney Production Cel on Productions Background from Song of the South, Signed Walt Disney
We are proud to offer this rare piece of animation— original production cels of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and Brer Bear on a watercolor production background from Song of the South (1946). In this scene from the film, Brer Rabbit is stuck in Brer Fox’s tar trap. Still upset from Brer Rabbit’s earlier trick, Brer Bear wants to “knock Brer Rabbit’s head clean off.” Brer Fox, sensing he may lose his chance at dinner, steps in between them. “No see he’s mine I caught him, you see, and you keep your hands off,” says Brer Fox to Brer Bear as he pulls Brer Rabbit out of the tar. Quick on his feet, Brer Rabbit thinks up a plan get himself thrown into the briar patch, and make his escape. This scene was based off the Uncle Remus story, “How Mr. Rabbit was too sharp for Mr. Fox.”
The mat bears the inscription “Best Wishes, Walt Disney.” This is an example of a secretarial signature by Hank Porter issued by Disney. A “secretarial signature” is a signature authorized by the studio by one of its employees. Hank Porter worked in the promotions department at Disney, and was one of a few people authorized to sign Walt Disney’s name at the studio.
This production cel is trimmed to image, mounted on a watercolor production background. SOLD.