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  • Original Walt Disney Production Cel From Pinocchio

    Just in—an original Walt Disney production cel from Pinocchio, 1940 on a Courvoisier background. Wondering where you can find this cel in the film? It’s from the scene where Pinocchio and Jiminy jump into the ocean to look for Geppetto trapped inside the villainous whale, Monstro. After landing on the ocean floor, Pinocchio’s first words are “gee, what a big place.” Pinocchio and Jiminy find themselves followed by curious creatures as they search for the whale. The cel of Pinocchio and the fish have been trimmed to image and applied to an airbrushed Courvoisier background.  Purchase includes the original Certificate of Authenticity issued by Courvoisier Galleries in 1940. $3500 framed

    • Original Warner Brothers Production Cel Featuring Daffy Duck, Signed by Chuck Jones

      We have an original Warner Brothers production cel of Daffy Duck. This cel of Daffy Duck is signed by award-winning animator and director, Chuck Jones. During his 60-year career as an animator, Jones created some of Warner Brothers most iconic characters: Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner,  Marvin Martian, Pepe Le Pew, and many more. Daffy Duck first appeared in the 1930s as part of a new wave of “screwball” characters. Daffy has been animated by a few animators; most notably Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, and Robert McKimson.  Own a part of animation history today! $400 framed

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

        This is an original production cel on a Courvoisier background featuring DUMBO. Dumbo (1941) is the story of a circus elephant taunted for his bigs ears, until he discovers his ability to fly. What makes this cel particularly rare is its pairing with a Courvoisier background. In the 1930s and 1940s, Walt Disney and Courvoisier Galleries partnered up to create backgrounds for production cels from Disney’s feature-length animated films. Some of these backgrounds resembled scenes from the movie, while others—like this Dumbo production cel—were very colorful and fantastical. The partnership ended in the late 1940s when interest in the art began to wane. Today, production cels paired with Courvoisier backgrounds are very rare, and very desirable amongst collectors. This beautiful production cel on Courvoisier background featuring Dumbo is beautifully framed (13” x 12”), and would make an exceptional addition to any animation collection.  NOW $2,000 framed

        • Original Walt Disney Production Cel from 101 Dalmatians

          We have a beautiful, one of a kind production cel of Cruella de Vil used in the Walt Disney film, 101 Dalmatians. 101 Dalmatians debuted in 1961 and was an instant box office hit. Walt Disney adapted this story from Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel, The Hundred and One Dalamatians.
          Actress Betty Lou Gerson served as the voice for Cruella. Directing Animator, Marc Davis, animated the Cruella de Vil cels. When designing Cruella with Bill Peet and Ken Anderson, Davis took additional inspiration from Betty Lou Gerson and women he knew personally who were “monsters” with “larger than life” personalities. Much of Cruella’s iconic looks came from Smith’s description, particularly her half white, half black hair do. Davis then exaggerated her appearance by drawing a tall, skinny body with a massive fur coat. The long cigarette Cruella is pictured holding in this cel was based off of one Davis owned himself. Cruella's performance in the film led her to become one of Disney’s iconic villains. This Cruella de Vil production cel is framed (16 1/2” x 13 1/2”). Own a piece of animation history today! SOLD

          • Original Walt Disney Production Drawing from Beauty and the Beast

            This fantastic production drawing is from Walt Disney’s 1991 animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast. The film is based on the the French fairy tale La Belle et la Bete written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756. Walt Disney first attempted to adapt the French fairy tale in the 1930s and 1950s, but it wasn’t until after the success of The Little Mermaid that the concept was successfully revisited. Nearly 600 animators, artists, and technicians worked on the animated feature. Animators used CAPS (Computer Animation Production System) to produce the film. The software allowed for animators to combine hand-drawn art with computer generated imagery.  The technology is shown off in Belle and the Beast’s dance sequence in the ballroom; the characters dance through a computer-generated ballroom while the camera moves around them in a simulated 3D space.  Disney Studios was initially resistant to computer animation, but the success the ballroom scene convinced executives to invest further in computer animation. Beauty and the Beast received critical acclaim when it was released in theaters; the film was nominated for Best Picture, and was awarded Best Original Song at the 64th Academy Awards.   This dramatic production drawing features both the Beast and Gaston, and is truly a part of Disney history. It measures 17" x 12 1/2" unframed, and is one of kind. $500 unframed