We have for sale an original production animation cel of the delightful creature Auntie Shrew by Don Bluth Productions. This cel is from the 1982 animated movie THE SECRET OF NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health). The image is 7 1/2" x 9" with the full cel size measuring 10 1/2" x 12 1/2". The artwork is unframed and in excellent condition. It is hand signed by Don Bluth with the *Linda Jones seal and release date. *The artwork was acquired by Linda Jones Enterprises!
*We have a large selection of original animation art from various studios. 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.
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