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DescriptionBeauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Song Sequence Animation Drawings Group of 5 (Walt Disney, 1991). "It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight. And now, we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair as the dining room proudly presents -- Your dinner! Be... our... guest!" In Beauty and the Beast, the song is performed in the style of a large-scale musical number by the castle's staff of enchanted servants to Belle in an attempt to make her feel welcome. This was against the Beast's orders, prompting Cogsworth to try and put an end to the spectacle-despite getting into the fun eventually. In this lot we have a magnificent collection of rough animation drawings from the "Be Our Guest" song sequence. The first piece is a nice large pan-size drawing measuring approximately 48" x 10.5". The drawing shows Mrs. Potts as she moves across the screen. The drawing was rendered in blue and red pencil. The drawing is stamped with "Layout Keep With Scene" and also has studio stickers advising that this is property of Walt Disney Pictures. This piece has been folded and has four creases at the folds. The remaining four pieces feature dancing plates, saucers, pots and pans all rendered in graphite with blue pencil on 16 field animation paper (one piece is on 12 field paper). This is a superb collection of drawings which gives us a peek into the animation process. Artwork like this is considered very rare and highly sought after by collectors of animation art. These drawings are original working production art pieces and thus show some edge wear from normal handling and use. One piece has a 3-peghole strip taped to the bottom. Condition is Very Good.
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