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    Lord of the Rings Frodo Baggins Production Cel and Master Production Background (Bakshi/United Artists, 1978). "One ring to rule them all... and this one is it!" Who better to the animated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy epic than the great Ralph Bakshi? This film became a cult classic and a mainstay of midnight movies for decades. It was also an influence on Peter Jackson's trilogy, as detailed in the DVD extras of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Here is a magnificent hand-painted production cel of Frodo with the ring who measures approximately 8" tall on a 12 field cel. The cel is over an original hand-painted Master production background of the interior of Rivendell which is painted in gouache and bears production and sequence numbers along the bottom border. The setup is in an 18" x 14" mat with a 12" x 18.5" opening. Condition is Very Good.

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