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    Beauty and the Beast Production Vertical Pan Background (Walt Disney, 1991). "Safely behind the gates, Maurice walks towards the looming castle, silhouetted against a dark and stormy sky." This landmark film premiered to critical acclaim in 1991. It was the first animated feature film to ever earn an Academy Award nomination for best film. It has had direct-to-video sequels, a global hit Broadway play in 1994, and a 2017 box office hit live-action feature film. A Hollywood "The Art of the Beauty and the Beast" Auction was held on October 17, 1992 at the El Capitan Theater. This impressive piece of original production art was lot number 43. While there were no hand-painted production cels used in the making of this film, there were hand-painted production backgrounds. This may be the most impressive piece of original Beauty and the Beast feature film production art that was offered to the public in this 249-lot sale. This is the vertical pan of the Beast's castle. It is an impressive 27.5" x 12.5". It should be noted that it has EIGHT hand-painted production overlays. The greeting gargoyles at the gate are simply magnificent. This rare and important production background is magnificently framed and all eight overlays are separated by sheets of glass, to separate them out in the frame for a 3D effect. Impressive frame of 23" x 42" x 4". Frame is sold as-is. This piece will require professional crating and third party shipping (it weighs approximately 42 pounds and is glassed on front and back). A copy of the original auction listing page is included. Very Good condition. This lot will have to ship from Dallas to the winning bidder.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
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