DescriptionPrincess Mononoke Ashitaka and Yakul Production Cel with Production Background and Animation Drawing (Studio Ghibli, 1997). Prince Ashitaka is awakened by his steed Yakul in this beautiful hand-painted original production cel setup from Hayao Miyazaki's animated masterpiece Princess Mononoke. An allegory for the negative effects of industrialization on nature, Princess Mononoke is perhaps the most direct in the environmentalist themes common of Miyazaki's films. Roger Ebert called the film "a great achievement and a wonderful experience, and one of the best films of the year... You won't find many Hollywood love stories (animated or otherwise) so philosophical." This stunning piece from the celebrated Studio Ghibli film is presented on a beautiful hand-painted production background, possibly from the film, rendered in gouache on background board. Seen at approximately the 1:05:51 mark of Princess Mononoke, these cels depict the characters at a large 11.5" x 8" on the 14" x 10.25" setup. In addition, this piece is accompanied by its matching original animation drawing of Ashitaka, rendered in graphite and blue pencil. Both Ashitaka's cel and drawing are numbered A12 in the upper right corners. The background is numbered 160.166 in the upper right. Each piece shows minor handling and edge wear from normal studio use, and the drawing shows some mild paint debris. The setup can be seen on page 100 of the German Film Institute's gallery exhibition book Ga-Netchu! The Manga Anime Syndrome. The condition overall is Very Good.
From the Glad Museum Collection.
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