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    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.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
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