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DescriptionThumbelina Prince Cornelius and Thumbelina Production Cel Setup with Master Background (Don Bluth, 1994). "Heaven isn't too far. Heaven is where you are. Stay with me and let me be your wings." Seen at the 19:07 mark of Don Bluth's Thumbelina, here is a spectacular hand-painted production cel setup of Thumbelina and Prince Cornelius during the final lines of the romantic musical number "Let Me Be Your Wings". This lovely setup is displayed on an original master background with a window overlay cel. Soft rock star Barry Manilow wrote every song for this animated musical, and "Let Me Be Your Wings" is regarded as his greatest contribution to the film. The background can be seen at the 7:09 mark of the film, when Thumbelina's mother nearly bakes her into a pie. It was created by background artist Paul M. Kelly. Notably, director Don Bluth's initials are written in the lower right corner of the background. Thumbelina and Prince Cornelius measure approximately 13.5" x 12.5", and this beautiful 4-cel setup shows minor handling and edge wear. The cels are taped to the background with artist tape, and the condition overall is Very Good.
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