We have for sale an original production animation cel of a beloved Peanuts character, Charlie Brown. This cel is from the 1994 UFS Inc animated TV special, "You're in the Superbowl, Charlie Brown". Charlie measures 3 ¼" x 1 ¾" with the cel size 10 ½" x 12 1/2". This piece has a color printed background, also the Peanuts Film Gallery seal is on the actual cel itself. The production animation cel is unframed and in very good condition. The COA is from Sopwith Productions, distributor of the official Peanuts animation cels. Charlie Brown is wearing the helmet of the San Francisco 49ers.
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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 paints 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 is 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.
The special first aired on January 18, 1994. Unlike all the animated Peanuts specials before it, which originally aired on CBS, this one premiered on NBC, which had the rights to air the Super Bowl in 1994. It is also the only Peanuts animated special to premiere on NBC - later Peanuts specials were either released directly to video or premiered on ABC. This was the last animated Peanuts special to air on television until A Charlie Brown Valentine which aired 8 years later in 2002.
The San Francisco 49ers (often referred to as the Niners) are a professional American football team. The team plays its home games in San Francisco, California, while the club's headquarters and practice facility are located in Santa Clara. The 49ers teams of the 1980s and early 1990s were a great dynasty given their five Super Bowl triumphs in that span, including four in the 1980s. The Niners won 10 or more games for 16 straight seasons. Particularly notable seasons are the 1984 and 1989 teams. The name "49ers" comes from the name given to the gold prospectors who arrived in Northern California around 1849 during the California Gold Rush
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