|07-22-2012, 01:42 PM||#1|
Earning My Ears
Own a piece of animation history!
We started collecting Animation Cels in the late 1970's and now have over 125 pieces of Animation Art. We have reached a point where we need to downsize our collection and are offering the opportunity to collect our Original Production Art to others. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and not mass produced prints or serigraphs/sericels.
Most of our collection comes from Classic Disney Animation and is in the form of Original Production Drawings and Original Production Cels. Each piece represents 1/24th of a second of an animated movie. Disney used a 24 frame per second standard to achieve the high quality of its animation. Each frame was comprised of individual, hand painted animation cels filmed against a hand painted background from the early cartoons thru "The Little Mermaid". "Beauty and the Beast" was the first Disney animation using computer colored cels, ending the hand-painted tradition used for so many years for Disney's feature animation. A few drawings and Hand Painted backgrounds do exist, but hand painted cels were no longer used in this production or those that have followed.
Our collection includes pieces from all Classic Feature Animations from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" through "The Little Mermaid" as well as drawings from select early cartoons including Disney's first - "Plane Crazy" - created prior to "Steam Boat Willie", but released afterwards. Also include are a number of cels from the "Mickey Mouse Club" of the 1950's and "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" in the 1960's.
We are offering our entire collection for sale. Please contact us for pricing on individual pieces. Pricing has been set for most pieces at our cost including framing where applicable, but if you see something you like, please make an offer as we are eager to downsize the collection. We do have some favorite pieces that will be hard to part with and these pieces have been appropriately priced to reflect that but everything does have a price, so feel free to make an offer.
The cels in our collection were acquired from a variety of sources over the past 30+ yerars including "Art of Disney" at Downtown Disney and EPCOT, "Suspended Animation" at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World, various art galleries and from internet sources as well as art auctions. All are framed (except as noted) using acid free materials and museum grade UV plexiglass. Many have computer generated backgrounds as well as backgrounds created from original production backgrounds.
The animation images do not represent our entire collection, but please check back as additional pieces are still being added.
If you have any specific questions, please ask. We may be reached at Animation@AnimationSuspended.com .
Here is a brief glossary of terms used in Animation Art:
Original Production Drawings (OPD) - artwork created as the initial step in the animation process. Animation cels were made by tracing the outlines of the drawings.
Original Production Cels (OPC) - traced from OPD and colored by the Ink and Paint Department to create the celluloid images later filmed against a Production Background. Multiple cels were filmed against a single background to create the illusion of motion. Disney used a standard of 24 frames per second in its classic animations.
Certificate of authenticity - Methods of authenticating artwork by Studios and Galleries.
Courvoisier Gallery - San Francisco art gallery owned by Guthrie Courvoisier had the foresight to see the value in Disney animation cels. Gained agreement with Walt Disney to resell animation art from Disney films from "Snow White" through "Bambi" (1938 - 1946). Courvoisier created original backgrounds art for many of the cels he sold which he priced from a few dollars up to around $50 for those with original Production Backgrounds. These pieces are today valued at many thousands of dollars.
Nine-Old-Men - name given by Walt for a group of his key animators from the 1950's. Included were Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, John Lounsberry, Marc Davis, Ward Kimball, Woolie Reitherman, Les Clark, Eric Larson and Milt Kahl.
Frank Thomas - One of Walt's "Nine Old Men".
Ollie Johnston - One of Walt's "Nine Old Men".
Bill Justice - Began his Disney career in 1937 as an Animator. He directed a number of animations and later was moved to WED where he programmed audio-animatronic figures for Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and Country Bear Jamboree. He was named a Disney Legend in 1996.
Art Corner - A shop located in Tomorrowland when Disneyland opened in 1955 to sell Disney Animation Art. In 1955 cels from Disney animations sold for two or three dollars. Art sold at the Art Corner display a unique Gold Label on the back.
|07-26-2012, 11:11 AM||#2|
Earning My Ears
Thanks to all who have contacted us about these cels. We are very pleased with the interest so far and are looking forward to more inquiries.
We have been updating photos of these cels to send to those who have contacted us asking for more information, so if you do have any questions about a particluar cel please let us know. The images on the website will eventually be updated, but for now we are happy to send them as jpegs.
Thanks again to all who have taken a look at these moments of animation!
|08-04-2012, 09:44 AM||#3|
Earning My Ears
We are in the process of uploading images to the DIS Photopost site - http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/u436922...suspended.html .
If you have any questions about any of the animation art, please let us know. We will be offering some special opportunities in the near future.
Thanks for looking!
Here is one of our favorites from the opening sequence of the Mickey Mouse Club of the 1950's. (Click on the image for a larger view.)
|08-19-2012, 03:34 PM||#4|
Earning My Ears
Creating a custom background (and sometimes foreground) image can really make a wonderful display of an animation cel. Some cels have pre-created backgrounds. These are typically from stock backgrounds, sometimes even images of backgrounds used in the film itself. It is a bit rare to find an actual matching background from the film and those combined images can add great value to the cel. The backgrounds are unique themselves and also sought after by collectors.
For our Robin Hood cel - our first acquisition back in 1979 - we displayed it for years in the same frame it came in from the gallery. After about 10 years, we had it re-matted just to let the piece "breathe" before going back under glass.
A few years ago, I started playing around with some free software that allowed me to grab individual frames from DVDs and then edit them to create matching backgrounds. Our first was Peter Pan and Wendy, but I finally got around to trying to create a background for our Robin Hood, Little John cel(s). These are two separate cels, mounted together for the presentation. Disney sometimes will combine two cels even if they are not from the same frame in order to create a more appealing presentation due to character expression.
Here is a the original cel (without any background - click for a larger image) -
Here is the actual frame the Robin Hood cel comes from - - note the difference in the Little John image in this cel.
Here is the actual frame the Little John cel comes from - - again note the difference in the Robin Hood image in this cel.
The background and foreground from all of these images are identical. Only the actual cels filmed against the artwork are different since each character is animated separately - often by different artists. Here is the edited background -
... and here is the edited foreground -
The background and foreground images were printed on acid free paper and printed using archival inks. The cel was then layed over the background and the foreground placed over that to create the final presentation -
We have also created similar custom backgrounds for our Cruella DeVille, Icabod Crane, Thaddeus J Toad, Witch (from Snow White), Nana and Peter Pan/Wendy cels. (click on an image for a larger view.)
Almost all of our cels are available for viewing right here on the DIS Photopost site. Please visit us at Animation Suspended.
Thanks for looking!
If you have questions about the process, the cels or pricing, please let me know!
|09-13-2013, 01:00 PM||#5|
Earning My Ears
Many thanks to all who have written about our cels and especially to those who have purchased.
At this time, we are going to offer some reduced pricing and are still willing to consider offers.
Please check back often as this list will updated:
Click on any listing for an image of the cel. For more detailed information about any particular cel, please write.
Ludwig-Viking - $235
Ludwig-Star - $110
Ludwig-Salute - $400
Ludwig-Rifle - $550
Ludwig-Pluto - $600
Ludwig-Guitar - $185
Ludwig-Captain - $260
Ludiwg-Book - $450 (Cel is signed by Frank Thomas/Ollie Johnston with photo of Ollie signing)
Disney Television Cels
Tinkerbell-Disneyland - $750
Ranger of Brownstone - $200
Donald Duck - $200 On an Original Production Background
Donald Duck - $450 With matching Original Production Drawing
Humphrey Bear - $325
Tinkerbell - $600 Signed by Marc Davis
Donald Duck's Nephew - $175
Moby Duck - $150 From "Pacifically Peeking"
Mickey Mouse - $800 With matching Original Production Drawing from Mickey's 60th Birthday Party
Jiminy Cricket - $750 Signed by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston
Goofy - $450
Plane Crazy - $450 Original Production Drawing
Minnie Mouse - $400 Original Production Drawing
Chip - Squatter's Rights - $355
Mickey Mouse - $775 Original Production Drawing
Mickey Mouse - $425 Original Production Drawing
Chip - $500
Witch Hazel - $675 From 1952 - "Trick or Treat"
Pete - $250 From 1953 - "The New Neighbor"
Huey - $310
Pete - $225 From 1944 - "Trombone Trouble"
Goofy - $175Goofy with special effects wave.
Donald in MathMagicLand - $250
Donald and the Wheel - $115
Donald -$198From 1954 - "Grand Canyonscape"
Chip and Dale - $300 From 1949 - "Toy Tinkers"
Buzzy - $500 From EPCOT's - 1989 "Cranium Command"
Donald Duck - $375
Daisy Duck - $75 - This cel is not framed. Has original Disney matt.
Country Cousin - $350 Original Production Drawing - Has timing scale for sound coordination
Classic Feature Animations
Jose Carrioca - $195 Jose Carrioca from 1943's "Saludos Amigos"
[url=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/1460/medium/JoseCarriocaPanchito.jpg]Jose Carrioca/Panchito - $495[/url[ From 1945's Three Caballeros
Bongo - $495 From 1947's "Fun and Fancy Free"
LuluBelle - $315 From 1947's "Fun and Fancy Free"
Card Painter - $320From 1951's "Alice in Wonderland"
Jock - $625 From 1955's "Lady and the Tramp"
Trusty - $1,175 From 1955's "Lady and the Tramp"
Bull - $540 From 1955's "Lady and the Tramp"
Peg - $425 From 1955's "Lady and the Tramp"
Danny - $450 From 1961 "101 Dalmations"
Berlioz - $150 From 1970's "Aristocats"
Edgar - $120 From 1970's "Aristocats"
Medusa - $372 1977's "The Rescuers"
Todd - $305 From 1981 - "Fox and the Hound"
Copper - $350 From 1981 - "Fox and the Hound"
Creeper and Soldiers - $300 From 1985 - "Black Cauldron"
Gurgi - $350 From 1985 - "Black Cauldron"
Basil, Dawson, Olivia - $950 From 1986 "Great Mouse Detective"
Francis, Einstein, Georgette - $495 From 1988 "Oliver and Company"
Flounder - $310 From 1989 "The Little Mermaid"
Small One, Boy - $505 From "The Small One"
Scrooge McDuck - $450 From "Mickey's 'A Christmas Carol'"
Roger, Benny the Cab - $2000 From 1988 "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
Elliott - $565 From "Pete's Dragon"
Penguins - $360 From "Mary Poppins"
Underwater dance - $205 From "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"
KingLeonidas - $410 From "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"
KingLeonidas, Secretary Bird - $450 From "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"
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