Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Aristocats Duchess, O'Malley, Berlioz, and Toulouse Production Cel Setup with Key Master Signed Production Background (Walt Disney, 1970). Aristocats was originally pitched as a live-action episode for Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, but after two years of re-writes Walt suggested the project might be more suitable for an animated film. It turned to be the last animated feature approved for production by Walt. This is an original hand-painted production cel setup of Duchess, O'Malley and the two male kittens Berlioz and Toulouse. The cels of the three male cats have been trimmed to the image and applied to the 16 field cel of Duchess. Overall image of the four full-figure characters measures 4.5" x 4.5" and is over an original hand-painted Key Master background complete with Key Master line test overlay cel. The two kittens are Key Master to the 16 field background which bears production numbers 0101.018/C2 BG along the bottom and is signed by noted Disney background artist Al Dempster (1911 - 2001). The background appears near the end of the film at the 1:38:43 mark as the family sits for a photographic portrait. The production numbers and signature are under the mat. It's a fantastic Key Master setup with a very rare artist's signature from a beloved Disney feature. The art is framed under Plexiglas with a mat opening of 10.5" x 14.5" in an 18" x 22" frame. Condition is Very Good. Frame is sold as-is.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    15th-16th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,230

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 31 days left to consign to the 2021 January 14 - 15 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage rocks!
    James C.,
    Glendale, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search