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    Beauty and the Beast Color Model Cel and Key Master Background for Published Serigraph (Walt Disney, 1991). This film, which was started and shelved twice by Disney in both the '30s and '50s, finally made it into production and became one of the top three films of 1991. It was also Disney's most successful film to date and holds the distinction of being the first animated film ever to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Arts and Sciences. This is an original hand-inked, hand-painted color model cel used in the production of the limited edition serigraph published by Walt Disney Art Classics. Disney artists created it as a preliminary color reference in the production of this edition and the background is the Key Master hand-painted original created for the cel. Color models like this are created to help define final colors, layout, composition, and are then reviewed and approved before serving as the master artwork for the edition. As only one or two models are typically made for each edition, items like this are very rare pieces or art. The image includes of all the key characters from the film and this is a rare opportunity to own the original artwork used for a published studio Fine Art edition. The cel is marked color model in the lower left and bears a Disney seal in the lower right. It is framed under Plexiglas with a mat opening of 6.5" x 6.5" in a 15" x 17.5" frame. Condition is Very Good. Frame is sold as-is.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
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