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Old 09-20-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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Steamboat Willie animated cell - Need repair help please.

I have a Steamboat Willie animated cell that is not working. Does anyone know of the numbers of an authorized repair shop? It is almost 10 years old and obviously past the warrenty. The company on the box is Animated Animations Co and I got the address and phone number from the internet, but they are not answering their messages.

Animated Animations Co
18 E 16th St # 6
New York, NY , 10003-3111
Phone: 212-741-0002

Can anyone direct me in the right spot to get the music and animation fixed?

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Old 09-07-2011, 09:40 PM   #2
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re: Steamboat Willie moving cell - need your help please

Hi,
I know this is an old request but mine now is not working and I'm not sure how to get it fixed - did you ever get an answer - Please Share - I am so upset!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:35 PM   #3
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It looks like Animated Animations has gone out of business. They have also closed their website. My advice would be to take your cel to a jeweler - especially if they carry clocks. Even if they can't repair it for you, they may well be able to refer you to someone who can. Good luck!
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:12 PM   #4
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repair

Animated Animations went out of business quite some time ago and finding anyone who will attempt to repair one is pretty difficult. They are not your typical cel after all since they move, light up and talk. The main problem is there is no replacement parts available.
All of their pictures suffer from the same general problem of eventual gear failure. Inside the picture there are several motors. Each motor has a series of gears which actuate certain movements, they all have a spindle with a small gear on it and this gear splits and breaks causing the picture not to work properly. And eventually they all break leaving you with no more working picture. This is why you find so many on ebay selling for cheap prices. So more than likely yours will need more than one replacement part. So the solution is easy replace or fix the gear, the problem is finding one and someone who will take it apart since they are a maze inside.
I've fixed one before and still have others I am working on, (looking for gears). I'd offer to fix it but I can't guarantee I can find the gears, since I still need a few to fix mine. If you can't find anyone to fix it and wish to sell it let me know. I'll buy it on the chance there are any good gears left that inside I can use to fix others.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:53 PM   #5
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Talking Important Information!

I just fixed one of my friend's Pepè & Penelope Animated Animation pictures...Please let me know a little about what your problem is and i maybe able to help fix your problem, or provide information on where to go get the gears that you need.
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I just fixed one of my friend's Pepè & Penelope Animated Animation pictures...Please let me know a little about what your problem is and i maybe able to help fix your problem, or provide information on where to go get the gears that you need.
Hi. Thanks! It gets stuck at the end when the wave comes out. I lose about 5 seconds of movement.
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:57 PM   #7
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Hi do you anything about the sound? My movement is OK but the sound no longer works
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