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1990-Present from films such as
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--- animation Concept Piece
  Aladdin TV
Concept piece
The soft colors used combined with the gentle shapes and curves of the trees creates a peaceful landscape the viewer can simply sink into.
The artwork measures 8" x 15" while the frame measures 18" x 24".Price is reflective of the art only--the piece comes with the frame pictured. There is no change in price due to the frame--it can be de-framed upon request at purchase, but it will not change the price of the piece.
US$ 3500 (framed).
Add this piece to your collection for only US$700 a month.

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1932
--- animation Key Master Set-up
  Flowers and Trees (1932)
Key master set-up
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13")
 (unframed).

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1935
Girl Cookie animation Key Master Set-up
  Cookie Carnival (1935)
Key master set-up of Girl Cookie
The Cookie Queen’s first decree is to save the Hobo Cookie and crown him her king! She leans forward in her frosting frock and points her pretty finger his way effectively stopping the cookie guards from escorting him off. This key master set-up is a stunning piece of Disney animation history. The Cookie Queen has the large lashed eyes and delicate features that we have come to know and recognize in future Disney heroines.
Cel has become slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. The light reflection is visible in the web image only and is not on the actual piece.
The cels have been stapled to the background in each corner. Two of the pegholes have been cut away and there are pencil production marks along the extreme lower edge which state: "Use the peg holes" and there are circles drawn in pencil around them, all of which can easily be matted out.
The chair is cut out and affixed to the background.
There is evidence of pin holes along extreme upper center of the cels and background, which can easily be matted out as well.
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13") and the character size is 7.5" h x 10" w.
 (unframed).

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some cookies animation Master Set-up
  Cookie Carnival (1935)
Master set-up of some cookies
Gingerbread men parade goers get a great seat for the Cookie Carnival. This master set-up sets the scene for the entire story. The participants of the cookie parade all must make their entrance through the filigreed Arch of Beauty This set-up is a marvelous example of the depth and perspective found in master backgrounds. The viewer must look through the stone arch in the foreground to see the grandeur and excitement beyond the Arch of Beauty!
This background appears in the opening scene of the film while the parade marches in. The cookies in the cel do not appear in the film.
Cel has become slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. The light reflection is visible in the web image only and is not on the actual piece.
There is evidence of paint loss in the two cookies furthest to the left as well as the three cookies on the right hand side.
The background consists of two layers, which are held together by staples along the top edge, which can easily be matted out.
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13") and the character size is 3.5" h x 11" w.
 (unframed).

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1937
a squirrel animation Key Master Set-up
  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Key master set-up of a squirrel
Helping Snow White clean the Dwarf's Cottage by removing the cobwebs with its tail.
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13")
 (unframed).

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--- animation Master Background
  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Master background
This stunning piece appears at 1:03:30 through 1:04:01 as she offers the large red poisoned apple to the raven, who hides in the niche behind the table. The sinister feeling of the evil Queen's lair is very apparent in this background.
This piece measures 10" x 12" while the frame measures 26" x 29". The piece has been framed in the highest standards of museum quality frames. The piece comes with the frame pictured. If you choose to frame the artwork in a different style or remove the art from the frame, the price of the piece will stay the same.
As slightly visible in the image, along the lower edge toward the center is what appears to be a faint, white mark which is visible only upon close inspection.
 (unframed).

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Sleepy animation Key Master Set-up
  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Key master set-up of Sleepy
This sweet and endearing piece shows Sleepy working with the dwarfs and removing the jewels from the mine. This piece is a key master set-up where the cel and the background appear on screen at the same time. While the placement of the cel is slightly off on the background, they both appear on screen together. This piece is perfect for any collector of Snow White and Disney! There is some paint separation in the Deer's legs, body and the cart. Slight paint separation in Sleepy, but not very noticeable at all.
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16") and the character size is 7.5" h x 13" w.
 (unframed).

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1938
some men animation Key Master Set-up
  Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
Key master set-up of some men
Shrouded in leaves of the recently destroyed tree, the five men in funny hats who were in charge of finding the biggest fastest toughest bull to fight in the bull fight shout” Whoopee“ after seeing Ferdinand’s fierce display.
The aperture measures 6.5" x 6.75" while the matte measures 13" x 11". Leaves are painted on a cel which functions as the background.
Cel has become slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. The light reflection is only visible in the web image only and is not on the actual piece. Varying degrees of paint separation has occurred on each of the characters. There is some paint loss in the upper left character; 0.25" x 0.5" in the leaves and 0.125" x 0.125" in the right sleeve. There is some paint loss in the upper right character; 0.125" x 0.25" in the left sleeve and two spots approximately 0.25" x 0.25" in the lower right leaves. As seen in the image, there is some paint loss in the lower right character’s hat of 0.125" x 0.125" and 0.125" x0.5". There is paint cracking throughout the background cel and there are some areas of paint loss below and to the left of the upper right character.
US$ 1650 (unframed).
Add this piece to your collection for only US$330 a month.

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1939
the Ugly Duckling animation Key Master Set-up
  The Ugly Duckling (1939)
Key master set-up of the Ugly Duckling
The matte measures 14.5" x 16.5" while the aperture measures 8.5" x 11".
There is a staple hole in each corner of the background. There is evidence of slight paint separation in the character and the reflection, as well as a hairline crack in the reflection.
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13")
 (matted).

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1940
--- animation Master Background
  Pinocchio (1940)
Master background
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16")
 (unframed).

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NA animation Master Background
  Pinocchio (1940)
Master background

This piece measures 11" x 31". This beautiful panoramic master background depicts the cobblestone lined streets of the quaint Italian town of Pinocchio’s happier days. Painted in earthy warm orange and brown tones, the piece is sure to take the viewer back into the simple world of a puppet boy and his loving creator. The film's directors created these fantastically long backgrounds in which a character could be animated on the move. This background is yet another example of the lost art of animation, in which so many painstaking hours were spent on these beautiful large paintings in order to capture the intrinsic mood of each masterpiece film.
The background appears at 28:25 in the film.
This piece shows the slightest evidence of handling along the extreme left corner, which can easily be matted out.
The size of this piece is Pan
 (unframed).

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Figaro animation Key Master Set-up
  Pinocchio (1940)
Key master set-up of Figaro
Figaro similes in anticipated ecstasy as he prepares to eat his celebratory fish, but the celebration will have to wait until Pinocchio comes home. This gorgeous key master set-up is a fantastic find and would make an excellent addition to any collection.
Artwork measures 7" x 7.5".
This appears at 40:47 in the film.
Very small amount of paint separation on left foot
 (matted).

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1942
Thumper animation Master Set-up
  Bambi (1942)
Master set-up of Thumper and Miss Bunny
The aperture measures 8" x 10" while the matte measures 16" x 18.5".
The background appears in the film at 10:45.
This is a Courvoisier matte and was prepared by Courvoisier galleries. It appears as though the shadows beneath the two characters were added during the Courvoisier process.
There is slight cracking and paint separation in each character's right foot as well as Miss Bunny's left ear. There is the slightest of paint loss in Thumper's nose, as well as a tiny amount of paint separation in his white hair along the edge of his chest.
The character size is 4.75" h x 6.25" w.
 (matted).

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1948
Pecos Bill animation Courvoisier Cel
  Melody Time (1948)
Courvoisier cel of Pecos Bill
Sitting astride his faithful stead, Widow Maker, Pecos Bill wildly whips his lasso.
The aperture measures 8.4" x 10.75" while the matte measures 14.0" x 16.0".

This piece comes with a vintage publicity photo which matches his pose.
Cel is slightly wavy which is fairly common for animation cels of this age. The light reflection is only visible in the web image only and is not on the actual piece. There is evidence of some slight paint separation of 0.25" x 0.25" with very minor lifting and no paint loss in the horse’s tail and the character’s right boot. There is evidence of very slight lifting in the character’s hat.
The character size is 6" h x 7.5" w.
 (matted).

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1949
NA animation Production Background
  The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
Production background
The background is original, with all of the scene and sequence details, with a Disney studio re-created cel of Toad.
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16")
 (unframed).

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1950
Gus the Mouse animation Key Master Set-up
  Cinderella (1950)
Key master set-up of Gus the Mouse and Jaq
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16")
 (unframed).

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some mice animation Master Set-up
  Cinderella (1950)
Master set-up of some mice and a bird
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16")
 (framed).

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a castle animation Production Background
  Cinderella (1950)
Production background of a castle

This piece measures 12" x 15.5".

Sweeping in medieval grandeur, this is a supreme example of the Disney background painter’s skill. The castle is lit in intimate detail against the night’s sky, leaving everything else in despondent shadows. As background paintings go through several stages in the course of production, this exact image did not make the final cut. The reverse side is stamped as "Property of Walt Disney Productions," and references the precise film, sequence, and scene numbers for production. There is slight wear around the extreme upper edges as well as the lower left-hand corner.
The character size is 3" h x 2.5" w.
 (unframed).

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Cinderella animation Key Master Set-up
  Cinderella (1950)
Key master set-up of Cinderella
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16")
 (unframed).

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Cinderella animation Master Set-up
  Cinderella (1950)
Master set-up of Cinderella and some birds
This is a gorgeous studio prepared master set-up of Cinderella and the birds in her tower bedroom. The cels have been trimmed and applied to the background. The cels of the wardrobe, the dress, the dresser, candle, some of the birds, and wash basin are all key to the background, and the cels of Cinderella and the remaining birds are from another moment in the film. The flame of the candle was added by the studio props department when the set-up was created. This piece is in its original studio matte. The aperture of the matte is 11” x13”
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13")
 (matted).

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1951
Alice animation Key Master Set-up
  Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Key master set-up of Alice and some cards
Alice’s wonderful dream turns to a nightmare as she is chased by the Queen’s suited card guard in this dramatic key master set-up.
This is a great set up of 5 matching production cels of Card Guards chasing Alice through the Maze.
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16")
 (unframed).

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the Queen of Hearts animation Master Set-up
  Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Master set-up of the Queen of Hearts and the King of Hearts
The White Rabbit raises a pointed paw as he makes a royal declaration as the King and Queen of Hearts proudly look on. This is a fun master set-up of all three characters caught in iconic poses. The Queen looks regal and smug, The King looks proud but the tiniest bit sheepish and the White Rabbit has the air of official efficiency. The master background may look simple at first glance, however, upon close examination, you can see the elaborate pencil work that details the grey section above the horizon.
Each character is on its own cel.
There is evidence of slight line wear in the rabbits trumpet. The cel of the king is slightly trimmed and measures 12.5" wide.
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16") and the character size is 6" h x 4" w.
 (unframed).

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the Mad Hatter animation Key Master Set-up
  Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Key master set-up of the Mad Hatter
This piece was assembled by the Disney Studio. The steam effects were added by the studio. The background measures 9” x 12”
The cels are trimmed and applied to a production background.
 (unframed).

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1952
some sheep animation Key Master Set-up
  Lambert, the Sheepish Lion (1952)
Key master set-up of some sheep
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13")
 (unframed).

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1953
Peter Pan animation Master Set-up
  Peter Pan (1953)
Master set-up of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16")
 (unframed).

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--- animation Master Background
  Peter Pan (1953)
Master background
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16")
 (unframed).

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Tinkerbell animation Production Cel and Production Background
  Peter Pan (1953)
Production cel and production background of Tinkerbell
A jealous Tinkerbell finds humor in the failed first try of the Darling children's attempts at flying to Neverland! The production cel appears at about 17 minutes and 35 seconds into the film and has been trimmed, applied to a new cel, and placed on top of a preliminary production background.
Price is reflective of the art only--the piece comes with the frame pictured. There is no change in price due to the frame--it can be deframed upon request at purchase but will not change the price of the piece. The viewing aperture measures approximately 8.5"H by 7"W, and the overall piece measures about 15.25"H by 13.75"W matted and framed.
There is one tiny area of paint separation in the left most corner of her dress measuring 1/16" and is only really visible upon close examination.
The character size is 4" h x 2.5" w.
 (framed).

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1959
Briar Rose animation Master Set-up
  Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Master set-up of Briar Rose
The artwork measures 11" x 27".
The size of this piece is Pan
 (unframed).

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1961
--- animation Master Background
  101 Dalmatians (1961)
Master background
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16")
 (unframed).

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1967
Kaa animation Key Master Set-up
  The Jungle Book (1967)
Key master set-up of Kaa
This magnificent scene appears at 11:52 in the movie. Just as Kaa has Bagheera hypnotized, Mowgli escapes from the coil and succeeds in throwing the bulk of it off of the lower limb, and the rest of him abruptly follows. This is a beautiful production background and a very nicely sized character to match.
Cel is slightly wavy which is not uncommon for animation cels of this age and also shows very slight line wear. The cel has been taped to the background and has a tear along the extreme upper edge, which measures 1.5" and corresponds with the piece of tape, which can easily be matted out.
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16") and the character size is 5.75" h x 10" w.
 (unframed).

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Mowgli animation Key Master Set-up
  The Jungle Book (1967)
Key master set-up of Mowgli
A new day is dawning on Mowgli and soon he will leave the safety of his snuggly bed of shrubbery. This lushly detailed key master set-up is a fine example of the skill of the Disney masters. Each leaf and blade of grass is perfectly drawn and shaded.
The cel has been stapled to the background in two areas along the extreme lower edge. There are two small sections also along the extreme lower edge, beside the peg holes, that have been cut away. One, between the center and right peg hole, measures .25" x 1", while the other measures .5" x 2.5".
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16")
 (unframed).

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Bagheera animation Key Master Set-up
  The Jungle Book (1967)
Key master set-up of Bagheera
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16")
 (unframed).

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1981
Tod animation Key Master Set-up
  The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Key master set-up of Tod
Tod curiously looks out of Widow Tweeds snow laden window in this lovely master set-up from The Fox and the Hound.
The cel is taped to the hand prepared background by 3.0" of tape along the upper edge near the upper corners; this can be easily matted out. Not visible and behind the character are minor flecks of paint from the character that has adhered to the background and some surface paper and paint from the background has adhered to the back of the character and cel. There is evidence of multiple pin holes in the cel and drawing located halfway across the upper edge and within the upper margins of the background; these can be easily matted out. There is evidence of tape and tape residue at the upper corners with slight specks at the lower corners which can be easily matted out.
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16") and the character size is 2.5" h x 3.5" w.
 (unframed).

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1994
Scar animation Master Background
  The Lion King (1994)
Master background of Scar
The Background, along with the overlay cel of the rock, appears in the film at 28:45.
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13") and the character size is 6" h x 5.5" w.
 (unframed).

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Timon animation Master Background
  The Lion King (1994)
Master background of Timon
The wise-cracking meerkat shown here in a brief moment of fear and un-knowing as his friend is being chased by a lioness. The background appears at 54:57 in the film.
This piece comes with a WWA certificate of authenticity. The cel is a reproduction cel done by Disney to match the background as was sold in the original Sotheby's sales. Has Disney seal.
The size of this piece is 16 Field (13"x16") and the character size is 7.5" h x 3.5" w.
 (unframed).

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1996
Judge Claude Frollo animation Master Background
  the Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Master background of Judge Claude Frollo and Quasimodo
An incredible scene filled with drama and fire. The composition of this piece is more than striking with the sword and the separation between the fire below and the wall that this complex villain stands upon.
This beautiful master production background comes with a one of a kind Disney Studios recreated cel which matches the background in the film. There is a gold Walt Disney seal in the lower right hand corner.
Framed, this piece measures 21.75"x31.5".

Comes with WWA Certificate of Authenticity.

The size of this piece is Pan
 (framed).

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2000
--- animation Production Background
  The Tigger Movie (2000)
Production background
This wonderfully warm background from The Tigger Movie instantly transports you back to the 100 Acre wood for another adventure with Pooh and the gang. Production art from this film and most modern cartoons is an exciting find as the animation would have been created digitally.
The overlay cel which contains the line work is attributed to Don Bluth. The frame measures 15" x 24.5" while the aperture measures 5.75" x 15.5".
 (framed).

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