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    Beauty and the Beast Presentation Cel and Production Background (Walt Disney, 1991). "Good-bye Papa! Good luck!" Belle says to Maurice as he heads off to the invention fair. This Walt Disney animated feature went on to gross over 424 million dollars, spawn two direct-to-video films, a TV series, and an award-winning Broadway Musical that still runs globally today! The film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture in the Comedy and Musical category, and more importantly, it became the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Film! The was the second Disney film to abandon traditional hand-painted cels, opting for computer painted images. They did employ hand-painted production backgrounds. On 10/17/92, Disney held an auction at the El Capitan Theatre in downtown Hollywood, featuring one-of-a-kind production backgrounds, paired with specially produced one-of-one hand-painted cels created by Disney's Ink and Paint Department, and stamped with a special gold seal. This was lot 32, when Belle is waving good-bye to her father as he leaves for the fair. The background is of Belle and Maurice's house with Belle measuring a striking 6". The setup is matted and framed with glass for an overall 27" x 23". Frame sold as-is. The detail on the background from this memorable sequence is a work of art in its own right. These presentation cels with hand-painted production backgrounds rarely come up for auction. Fine condition.

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