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    Beauty and the Beast Original Children's Book Art Animation Cel Key Master Background and Drawing (Walt Disney, c.1990s).
    Beauty and the Beast was the first ever animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It remains the only traditionally animated film to be nominated. Beauty and the Beast received a total of six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Sound, and three nominations for its song. The film led to three direct-to-video follow-up films, a live-action spin-off television series, a Disney World stage show, a Disney World restaurant, several video games, merchandise, a series of children's books, and a hit Broadway Musical. The artwork in this lot are from one of the children's books. The first piece is an original hand-inked illustration showing Belle looking at her father, Maurice, in a magic mirror while the Beast looks on. The artwork measures 12.75" x 9" affixed to heavy illustration paper of 17" x 12.5".The second piece is a hand-inked, hand-painted 16 field animation cel rendered from the original drawing. The cel is paired with the hand-painted Key Master background. This is a rare piece of animation art from the Paul Wenzel Collection. Fine condition.

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