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    Sleeping Beauty Maleficent Production Cel with Master Production Background (Walt Disney, 1959). "No, it cannot be! Now you shall deal with me oh Prince, and all the powers of hell!" exclaims the evil fairy Maleficent as she watches the Prince hack his way through the forest of thorns. This is an original hand-inked, hand-painted production cel of Maleficent just prior to turning into a fire breathing dragon. The enormous image measures 12" on a cel over an original hand-painted Master production background of her castle. You can see this image in the scene where Phillip mounts Sampson to go save the Princess Aurora. This painting of the castle interior exhibits a breathtaking level of detail and the setup is arguably the single most impressive we have seen from this film. The backgrounds in this Sleeping Beauty were painted by Frank Armitrage, Al Dempster, Bill Layne, Dick Anthony, Richard Thomas, Thelma Witmer, Walt Peregoy, Ralph Hullett, Phil Mattola, Anthony Rizzo, and the film's art stylist, Eyvind Earle. The art is in a frame of 40" x 23" with a mat opening of 28" x 11". There is slight paint separation in light purple inside of Maleficent's outfit; otherwise, condition is Very Good. Frame is sold as-is.

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