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    Eyvind Earle Sleeping Beauty Production Cel Setup and Key Master Pan Production Background (Walt Disney, 1959). Prince Phillip makes his escape from Maleficent's dungeon in this amazing pan-sized Key Master setup from Disney's classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty. This remarkable three-character setup features hand-inked hand-painted trimmed production cels of Maleficent, Diablo and Prince Phillip over an original Key Master pan production background by famed background artist Eyvind Earle. The image of maleficent measures 8" tall, Diablo 3" and Phillip in full-figure holding the Shield of Virtue and the Sword of Truth stands 6". Both Diablo and the Prince are Key to the hand-painted gouache background and can be seen around the 1:05:26 mark, while Maleficent appears earlier at 57:39. Provenance for the background comes in the form of a letter dated October 4, 1995 from Eyvind Earle's gallery representative confirming that it is the work of Mr. Earle. This is a masterpiece from Disney's most ambitious film of that era is a true animation treasure. It is in a 37" x 21" frame under Plexiglas with a mat opening 27" x 11". The image of Diablo shows cracked and separated paint: otherwise, overall condition for the lot is Very Good. Frame is sold as-is.

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    June, 2020
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