Original Walt Disney Production Drawing of Aurora and Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty
We are pleased to offer an original Walt Disney production drawing of Aurora and Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty. This iconic film has become a classic for it's distinctive look that separates it from all other princess films from the studio.
Following the first two successful princess films, Cinderella and Snow White, Disney wanted to find ways to make Sleeping Beauty Unique. Walt Disney worked with artist Eyvind Earle to create the film’s distinctive style. Finding inspiration in paintings from the Italian Renaissance, the artist created a stylized, angular design for the characters and backgrounds. This style was very painstaking and time consuming. “That’s why it took us six years and $6 million to make Sleeping Beauty. But to us, it was worth it,” Walt said.
In this production drawing, Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip look into each others’ eyes and dance while “Once Upon Dream” plays. Flora and Merryweather continue to fight over the color of Aurora’s dress and turn it blue and pink as the music fades. Own a piece of animation history today! $1,550 framed
Original Walt Disney Art Corner Production Cel Set-up from The Jungle Book featuring Baloo and Flunkey
This piece features Flunkey and Baloo, two of the funkiest and spunkiest characters in The Jungle Book. They both can’t resist dancing and getting in the spotlight when they hear a beat. Flunkey is seen fanning King Louie with a leaf at the beginning of “I Wanna Be Like You.” He dances, whistles, sings while waving the leaf around like a bass. King Louie gets annoyed with him trying to upstage him and tries to push him away. Baloo bursts into the scene wearing a disguise of coconuts and a grass skirt so he can join the party.
Flunkey is known for belting out the final line “Can learn to be like someone like me!” As Baloo’s costume falls apart.
The Jungle Book has been widely acclaimed by animators, with Eric Goldberg declaring the film "boasts possibly the best character animation a studio has ever done” Own a piece of animation history today! $1,000 framed
Original Walt Disney Production Drawing from Cinderella
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. Own a piece of animation history today! $1,350 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 returning segment in its sequel, Fantasia 2000.
The scene begins with the sorcerer practicing his magic while Mickey fulfills his chores of carrying buckets of water back and forth. Later when the sorcerer goes to sleep, Mickey dons the wizard’s hat. He enchants a broom with arms and legs so it can carry the buckets of water for him.
Even before Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered, Walt Disney was playing 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 Mickey needed a reboot. The Mouse got a complete redesign to become both cuter and more expressive.
"For sentimental reasons, I think Mickey Mouse in The Sorcerer's Apprentice is my favorite. He made me what I am today.”-Walt Disney
We are pleased to this production cel on courvoisier background featuring Mickey Mouse as the sorcerer's apprentice. Own a piece of animation history today! SOLD
Original Walt Disney Production Cel Set Up on Watercolor Production Background
We are pleased to offer a production cel set up applied to a watercolor production background from Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. In this scene, the Queen of Hearts meets Alice and asks her if she knows how to play croquette. The Queen raises up the flamingo while Alice and The King of Hearts anticipate her next moves.
The Queen of Hearts is a tyrannical and deranged ruler who is quick to anger and behead the citizens of Wonderland. She is also shown to be a rather childish character, even in the face of Alice, as she is incredibly impatient, irrationally sensitive, prone to temper tantrums and rather egotistical.
This scene also comes with fun fan theories. When the White Rabbit introduces the King of Hearts (after introducing the Queen of Hearts), a high-pitched voice can be heard cheering "Hooray!" Many people believe that Mickey Mouse is the one who is cheering.
Alice in Wonderland was originally not well received by audiences, but is now thought of as ahead of its time. It has become regarded as one of Disney’s greatest animated classics and is the biggest cult classic in animation. Own a piece of animation history today! $7,500 framed