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    Lady and the Tramp Lady Production Cel and Key Master Background (Walt Disney, 1955). Lady wanders around confused as John Dear frantically runs about the house on the night his son is born. That's the essence of this wonderful original hand-inked, hand-painted production cel of Lady and matching Key Master hand-painted background, showing the open kitchen door. Wow, what a setup! You can find it in the film at about the 28:05 mark. This 15th animated Disney feature film was the first to be distributed by the company's own Buena Vista Distribution, and was the first animated feature filmed in widescreen CinemaScope. Backgrounds for Lady and the Tramp were painted by Claude Coats, Dick Anthony, Ralph Hulett, Al Dempster, Thelma Witmer, Eyvind Earle, Jimi Trout, Ray Huffine, and Bruce Mack. Lady has an overall image size of 5.25" x 4.5", and the setup is matted with an opening of 20" x 9". The Plexiglas-front frame measures 31" x 20". Original setups like this don't get much better! The frame is sold as-is. Cel and background condition are Fine. From The Forbes Collection.

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