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DescriptionGulliver's Travels Prince David and Princess Glory Production Cel Setup and Key Master Background (Max Fleischer, 1939). Prince David sings "Forever" to his bride-to-be in this romantic scene from the second feature length animated film ever made. Based on a story in Jonathan Swifts novel, Gulliver's Travels was ordered by Paramount Pictures immediately following the success of Disney's Snow White. The film was a hit and garnered two Academy Award nominations for Best Score and Best Song – "Forever/Faithful". Presented here is an original hand-inked hand-painted production cel of the Prince as he serenades his betrothed at the 1:01:06 mark. The full-figure characters measure 7" tall on a 12 field cel which is under a Key Master overlay of a vine covered railing. The cel setup is presented over a trimmed hand-painted Key Master background. With a budget of $700,000, this beautifully animated and richly detailed film was the Fleischer Brothers magnum opus and the level of artistry is on par with anything to come out of Disney before or since. Unlike Disney, Fleischer did not sell art from their films through Courvoisier Galleries, so far less exists today. A one-of-a-kind Key Master setup of this quality is as rare as it gets. It is in a 21.5" frame under glass with a mat window of 17.5". Minor handling and Condition is Very Good. Frame is sold as-is.
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