TINKER BELL & WINGS PRODUCTION CELS WALT DISNEY STUDIOS GOUACHE ON CEL, 1953. Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Tinker Bell with matching Wings from "Peter Pan, " 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Tinker Bell: 4 x 2 3/4", Image 6 1/4 x 7 1/4"; Unframed. Don't you understand, Tink?
You mean more to me than anything in this whole world! Barrie first used Peter Pan as a character in a section of the adult novel "The Little White Bird" in 1902. The play ran until 1913, and it was later adapted by Walt Disney for the animated feature film entitled, "Peter Pan, " in 1953. Tinker Bell was designed and animated by Walt Disney veteran animator, Marc Davis (who supervised the animation and contributed to the design of: Cinderella, Alice, Wendy, Tinker Bell, Aurora, Maleficent, and Cruella De Vil).
Without the aid of a vocal performance, he relied on Tinker Bell's facial and body expressions for the animation; taking inspiration from previous pantomime characters such as Mickey Mouse's dog Pluto and Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She has become one of the main spokes-characters for The Walt Disney Company and one of its most popular and iconic characters since her creation.Many people remember the opening to the TV show "The Wonderful World of Disney, " as Tinker Bell would fly towards the center of the screen with a thin wand in her hand, waving it, and causing fairy dust to fly out towards the viewer! From veteran Walt Disney animator Andreas Deja. To me Tinker Bell is perfection. Her character arc in the story is very strong.
Because of her affection for Peter Pan she is jealous of Wendy, which gets her into trouble. But toward the end of the film she saves Peter's life as well as the other kids. Her animation throughout is flawless. Occasionally based on live action reference, Marc animated her beautifully.
She always feels like a small figure, but the acting has great range and subtlety. Marc said he really enjoyed the challenge of a mute character, where pantomime is the name of the game. Because of the public's love of the character, DisneyToon Studios decided to create a series of films staring Tinker Bell; and the movies were extremely popular and very well received.The voices of Mae Whitman, Raven-Symoné, Lucy Liu, America Ferrera, Kristin Chenoweth and Pamela Adlon are featured in the series of films. Each of the first four films is set around one of the four seasons: "Tinker Bell, " 2008 centered around Spring, "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, " 2009 around Autumn, "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, " 2010 around Summer, and "Secret of the Wings, " 2012 around Winter. A fifth title, "Pixie Hollow Games, " 2011 was supposed to be based on all four seasons, but it was released before "Secret of the Wings" and the film was scaled down. A sixth film, entitled "The Pirate Fairy, " was released on April 1, 2014, followed by the release of a seventh film "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast" on March 3, 2015. The film series was a spin-off of and prequel to the animated feature film "Peter Pan" and to its sequel, Return to Never Land. This is an exceptionally rare original production animation cel of Tinker Bell; but making the work even more extraordinary, is that the cel also has her matching wings. Production artwork of Tinker Bell (much less with their matching wings) is rare to the market, and this is both a great pose and a beautiful image. She stands four inches tall, full figure, and she has her arms out and her hands up. This would be the stand out piece for any serious Walt Disney animation art collection! Measurements: Size - Captain Hook: 8 1/2 x 5", Image 9 1/4 x 12", Mat 16 17 1/2. Condition: See pictures below of the actual cels, which are in excellent overall condition, as shown by the pictures below! All items we sell are from a smoke-free/mold-free home/workplace and are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. I own every work pictured for sale and I stand behind every item. Please follow/bookmark me as a favorite and keep checking back for more items for sale in the coming weeks. For now, please check out my other Drawings and Cels and other original modern and contemporary artwork for sale!
The item "1953 RARE WALT DISNEY PETER PAN TINKER BELL ORIGINAL PRODUCTION ANIMATION CEL" is in sale since Thursday, February 01, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Characters\Animation Art\Production Art".The seller is "shadowline" and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.