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    The Lion King "Hakuna Matata" Pre-Production Background and Cel Overlay (Walt Disney, 1994). "Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase. Hakuna Matata, ain't no passing phrase. Means no worries!" These are the opening lines from Timon and Pumba to Simba. This is a fantastic preliminary hand-painted production background and production cel overlay from the "Hakuna Matata" song sequence. "It is the termite mounds", Timon adds "These are rare delicacies." You can find the finished background around the 2:21 mark in to the song. The piece was created using gouache on a 17" x 12.5" background board along with the cel overlay painting on bottom border of foliage. This is truly a stunning piece of artwork. Backgrounds from The Lion King are considered rare. The artwork has minor tape on border and a small tear on left border of cel overlay, not in the painted area; otherwise it is in Very Good condition.

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