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    Beauty and the Beast Preliminary Backgrounds Group of 2 (Walt Disney, 1991). This was the first animated feature film ever to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Film. It was also the first Disney feature to be colorized digitally and while there were no cels used, the backgrounds were hand-painted and still are today. This is a pair of original preliminary backgrounds painted in the early development stages of this film. The first features one of the streets of Belle's hometown from the opening musical sequence. It's a masterfully rendered gouache painting and the final production version of this background can be seen at the 5:40 mark as Belle performs "Belle's Song." The second painting is of a snowy tree-lined path and the coloring truly evokes a sense of early morning. Both paintings are on 17" x 12.5" illustration board with 5-pegholes. These beautiful one-of-a-kind works of art are masterpieces in their own right and part of the making of one of the truly great Disney animated films. Both pieces show handling and minor edge wear. Condition is Very Good.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
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