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    Beauty and the Beast Maurice Presentation Cel and Master Production Background (Walt Disney, 1991). "Help!" cries the frightened Maurice who looks over his shoulder to find that the wolves are approaching and the gates to the Beast's castle begin to open. Here are two pieces in one frame from the Beauty and the Beast art auction. The Art of Beauty and the Beast Auction was held in Hollywood at the El Capitan Theatre on 10/17/92. It featured 249 lots of artwork. Without any traditional hand-painted production cels used, the Walt Disney Studios utilized the original animation drawings from the film to create a one-of-one presentation cel that was then placed on the original hand-painted Master production backgrounds. These were Lots 39 and 40 in the sale. The cels were hand-inked and hand-painted at the world-famous Walt Disney Ink and Paint Department located on the studio lot in Burbank. The artwork is in a glass-fronted, double aperture frame of 36.5" x 17.5" with matboard openings of 11" x 7.5" and 12.25" x 9". Frame sold as-is. This was the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Film. Lots from this historic sale rarely come to market. Fine condition.

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    June, 2020
    19th-21st Friday-Sunday
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