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DescriptionThe Hobbit/Return of the King Bilbo and Gollum Production Cels (Rankin/Bass, 1977/80). Best known for their animated holiday TV specials, Rankin/Bass Studio produced two of J. R. R. Tolkien's books, The Hobbit and a sequel Return of the King: A Story of the Hobbits. Offered in this lot are a pair of production cels combined from both of these rare films. Both are hand-painted 10 field production cels with full figure images of these famous adversaries. The image of Bilbo measures 2" x 2.5" and Gollum measures 4.5" x 2". This unique animation art mash-up is presented over a print background of Smaug's lair for presentation purposes. Both of these productions were produced tight budgets with very limited animation. Original production art is extremely scarce and finding a setup composed of art from both that works well together is a real bonus. The art is in a 12" x 11.5" frame under Plexiglas with a mat opening of 9" x 8.5". Condition is Very Good and the frame is sold as-is.
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