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DescriptionThe Little Mermaid Ariel Production Cel (Walt Disney, 1989). "I hope that you appreciate what I go through for you, young lady." Says a very agitated Sebastian to Ariel as she gets ready for her first night as a human ...with feet! This is a superb production cel showing Ariel climbing into bed. The cel was hand-painted on 16 field acetate and paired with a copy/print of the background for presentation purposes. You can see this image around the 56:05-time mark in the film. Interestingly, another The Little Mermaid film had been planned as the next film after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Production started soon after Snow White but was put on hold due to various circumstances. While this film was in production in the 1980s, someone found Walt's Little Mermaid script by chance. Many of his changes to Hans Christian Andersen's original story were coincidentally the same as the changes made by Disney writers in the 1980s. The original story did not have a happy ending. Walt Disney himself believed the original ending to Hans Christian Andersen's version to be too depressing and altered it. Here is a great opportunity to acquire a production cel from the last feature film to be animated using traditional methods which include the use of production cels. The cel is in a matboard of 20" x 15" with an aperture of 14.75" x 10". Included with the cel is a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Disney. Condition is Very Good.
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