LOT #96262 | $6,000.00
The Lion King Presentation Cel and Production Background (Walt Disney, 1994)....Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
DescriptionThe Lion King Presentation Cel and Production Background (Walt Disney, 1994). This film represents Disney's renaissance at its apex. This film is the highest grossing hand-drawn animated film in the history of cinema with sales of nearly a billion dollars. It has spawned two direct-to-video feature films (a prequel and a sequel), a Saturday morning cartoon series, a major Broadway touring play, and a live-action film coming out this summer. Its one of the most important films in the history of Disney animation. On February 11, 1995 a special auction titled "The Art of the Lion King" was held in New York. The sale featured original hand-painted backgrounds from the film. Because there were no production cels used in the making of the film, each background included a special "one of one" presentation cel hand-painted by the Disney Ink and Paint Department using archived drawings thus creating the closest thing to a Key Master setup one can own from this film. This pan setup of a young Simba being chased by a hyena was # 72 in the auction. The exceptionally large characters measure 7.5" x 12" and 4" x 9" respectively on a 12" x 37" cel with a Disney seal in the lower right. It is over the original gouache and acrylic background painting from the exact scene. The piece is matted and framed under Plexiglas with a mat opening of 11" x 36" in a 21" x 46" frame. Condition is Fine. Frame is sold as-is.
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