Own a genuine piece of Animation history!
A Limited Edition, Nickelodeon 1 of 500 Huge Litho Cel, 2 pieces!
Cel is 22" x 34"
The number of these cels is very limited, and becoming extremely difficult to find at reasonable prices such as the ones in The Mystery Vault auctions.
This cel still has the protective cover on. The background is foil enhanced!
This artwork will be rolled up to be shipped, but relaxes when unrolled, and will frame amazingly!
Cartoon animation cels are a must-have for any serious collector of media memorabilia, and make an outstanding gift for the person who has “everything”. They are also quite remarkable framed and displayed on a wall.
Wikipedia: A cel, short for celluloid, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn animation. Actual celluloid (consisting of cellulose nitrate and camphor) was used during the first half of the 20th century, but since it was flammable and dimensionally unstable it was largely replaced by cellulose acetate. With the advent of computer assisted animation production, the use of cels has been practically abandoned in major productions. Disney studios stopped using cels in 1990 when Computer Animation Production System (CAPS) replaced this element in their animation process.
Production cels were sometimes sold after the animation process was completed. More popular shows and movies demanded higher prices for the cels, with some selling for thousands of dollars.
Some cels are not used for actual production work, but may be a "special" or "limited edition" version of the artwork, sometimes even printed ("lithographed") instead of hand-painted. These normally do not fetch as high a price as original "under-the-camera" cels, which are true collector's items. Some unique cels have fetched record prices at art auctions. For example, a large "pan" cel depicting numerous characters from the finale of Who Framed Roger Rabbit sold for $50,600 at Sotheby's in 1989, including its original background.
Disney Stores sold production cels from The Little Mermaid (their last film to use cels) at prices from $2,500 to $3,500, without the original backgrounds. Lithographed "sericels" from the same film were $250, with edition sizes of 2,500–5,000 pieces.
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