DescriptionSleeping Beauty Maleficent Production Cel and Eyvind Earle Pan Master Background (Walt Disney, 1959). Maleficent is beautifully showcased in this breathtaking presentation. This original production cel of Maleficent, standing at an amazing 8.5" tall, has been carefully trimmed and placed over the Master pan background painting of her castle interior and throne, with huge pillars on either side. This is an incredible gouache and watercolor painting that almost seems to glow. While unsigned, we're attributing this to legendary Disney artist Eyvind Earle, who served as the color stylist and chief background painter for Sleeping Beauty. He was known to take anywhere from seven to ten days to painstakingly create one individual background painting. That attention to detail and color is evident in this stunning 30" x 11" painted background. The condition overall is Fine.
Sleeping Beauty, Disney's 16th animated feature, took almost ten years to complete, and was the studio's first animated movie to be filmed in Techiram Widescreen. It was originally released on January 29, 1959. The success of the film was no doubt due in part to the look Mr. Earle gave it. His paintings are considered masterpieces, with examples hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other Fine Art museums. With the recent well-received Angela Jolie live action film, Maleficent, this classic character has never been more in demand, and with this cel and background setup, she never looked better!
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