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    Gulliver's Travels Parade Scene Production Cel Setup with Key Master Background (Max Fleischer, 1939). The success of Walt Disney's 1937 full-length animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs resulted in this delightful film from Fleischer Studios, by a request from their distributor, Paramount Pictures. The result was an Academy Award-nominated animated film that was a hit at the box office, and is considered a classic today. Here's an original hand-inked, hand-painted multi-cel production setup of the Lilliputian parade that occurs when the tiny nation discovers the "giant" who washed up is friendly; it can be seen at roughly the 44:17 mark in the film. The setup includes the original painted production background of Gulliver's legs and feet, with one stocking around his ankle. It's a great scene, and this was once a great setup, but time has not been kind to the paint used on the cels; most of it has flaked off and fragmented within the shadowbox frame it's held in. A screen print of this scene is included, for comparison. The glass-front frame measures approximately 17" x 13" x 1.75". From what we can tell, the background appears to be in at least Very Good condition. The cels grade out as Poor, and the setup will be in need of professional restoration to bring this beauty back to its former glory.

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