Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Little Mermaid Ariel Production Cel with Key Master Background (Walt Disney, 1989). Winner of two Academy Awards, this hit film is credited as the one that really kick-started the Disney Animation Renaissance. On December 19, 1990 an auction was held in New York featuring "The Art of The Little Mermaid" and this was lot #87 of only 283 pieces offered. It's a Key Master setup from the last Disney feature films to use cel animation. The hand-painted image of Ariel measures 9.5" x 7" on a 12 field cel that is over a Key Master hand-painted production background. The cel is numbered 13 in the lower right corner and the background is marked Prod 0497 BG SEQ 5 BG SCN 11.10. It's a magnificent gouache painting of Ariel's underwater world and the back of the paper bears "Property of Walt Disney Productions" stamps. The provenance on this one-of-a-kind piece is impeccable and it comes with a Disney Certificate of Authenticity. It is in a 21" x 17" glass front frame with a mat opening of 9.25" x 6". This film serves as the very last of its kind for animation art collectors, and there are a very limited number of Key Master setups that will ever be available to the public. Condition is Very Good. Frame is sold as-is.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 3,430

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Dec 15, 2019 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 10 days left to consign to the 2021 July 9 - 10 Video Games Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Far as I'm concerned, the real superheroes are those great guys at Heritage.
    Stan Lee
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search