We are offering a very nice original animator's production pencil drawing by Walt Disney Studios. This is from the 1933 cartoon short, “Mickey's Gala Premiere”. The image of Mickey measures 2 1/2" x 1" and Will Rogers is 4" x 3" with the frame measuring 13 3/4" x 15 1/2". There is an animator’s note that reads: “finish“. The pencil is in very good condition; COA included. This very nice piece of animation art is ready to hang on your wall. To help protect the art, triple mats, backing and hinging are acid free, plus the glass is conservation clear to block out 98% of the UV rays.
*Seaside Art Gallery has a large selection of original animation art including production cels, pencil drawings and limited edition cels, from various studios. We have been selling animation art since early 1980s. Please call or email if you have any questions.
FYI: Animation art is unique in the art world because it was not created for the purpose of being a painting or a drawing. The artists, known as animators, were creating a film where the story line, movement and personality of the characters were of the highest priority. It takes thousands of paintings and drawings to complete a film or cartoon. Each one employs the same amount of skill, perspective, and point of view that exists in any work of art. The computer has dramatically changed how animation is created. Disney's, "The Little Mermaid" (1989) was the last classically animated film. Much of the art that was created to make a film, is no longer being made. Animation art that was used in the production of a cartoon or film is becoming rarer. A brief glossary of animation art: Animator's pencil drawings are drawings of the characters. These plot the characters movements during a particular scene. Once these drawings are approved, they are transferred to the celluloid to create the painting. Production animation cel is the painting on celluloid. The painters carefully hand paint each piece from the back of the cel. These are the one of a kind paintings that were actually photographed to create the film or cartoon short. Hand-painted limited edition cel is the painting which is created from the drawings and is painted in limited numbers. Each of these are created exactly the same way as a production cel, the difference being that this is not the actual cel that was photographed for the film. These cels are numbered the same as limited edition prints.