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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Exceptional Evil Queen Production Cel with Custom Background and Five Signatures (Walt Disney, 1937). The Queen pours through her book of spells, in this original hand-inked, hand-painted production cel from Walt Disney's landmark first full-length animated feature film. On the page she is turning, an equilateral triangle can be seen. This impressive production cel has a figure size of 7", and has been placed on a custom hand-painted background that closely matches the one seen in the film, complete with a skull resting atop another book. Producing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was an enormous challenge, and Walt's brother Roy and wife Lillian tried to persuade him not to attempt it; after all, no one had done a feature-length animated movie. It was referred to by Hollywood wags at the time as "Disney's Folly," but the magnificent result speaks for itself; in fact, the United States Library of Congress has deemed it worthy of preservation by the National Film Registry, and the American Film Institute named it the greatest American animated film of all time in 2008.
    This historic film was the result of work by some to the finest artists and animators of the era. Complimenting this incredible cel setup are cut signatures of five original contributors to the film: Frank Thomas (1912 - 2004, animator), Ollie Johnston (1912 - 2008, assistant animator), Maurice Noble (1910 - 2001, backgrounds), Joe Grant (1908 - 2005, character designer), and Ken O'Connor (1908 - 1998, layout artist).
    This beautiful display includes an inner mat opening of 8.25" x 9" for the cel and background, and is ornately framed using Plexiglas, for an overall size of 22" x 25.5". The frame is sold as-is. Cel and signature condition are in overall Fine condition. From the MacLaughlin Family Disney Collection.


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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
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