This was to be the last Disney adaptation of a fairy tale for many years, both because of its initial mixed critical reception, and because of it's under performance at the box office. The Walt Disney studio did not return to the fairy tale genre until 30 years later, with the release of "The Little Mermaid" in 1989. "Sleeping Beauty" was directed by Les Clark, Eric Larson, and Wolfgang Reitherman, under the supervision of Clyde Geronimi.
The story was written by Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, and Milt Banta. The film's musical score and songs, featuring the Graunke Symphony Orchestra, was under the direction of George Bruns. Arrangements and/or adaptations were derived from numbers from the 1890 "Sleeping Beauty Ballet" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. In addition, Igor Stravinsky's music compositions were also adapted into the film. "Sleeping Beauty" was the first animated film to be photographed in the Super Technirama 70 widescreen process, as well as the second full-length animated feature film to be filmed in anamorphic widescreen; following "Lady and the Tramp" four years earlier.
In select first-run engagements, the film was presented in Super Technirama 70 and 6-channel stereophonic sound. King Hubert seems to be a very jolly character; and his Queen is never mentioned in the film. Hubert has one son Prince Phillip, and is good friends with Princess Aurora's father, King Stefan. In one scene, Hubert becomes angry at Stefan due to a perceived slight against his son Phillip. This leads to a fight with Stefan, and they use fish as weapons instead of swords.However, they both soon realize that the whole encounter is silly and laugh at their foolishness. King Hubert was animated by John Lounsbery and voiced by Bill Thompson. This is a wonderful original production animation cel of King Hubert.
He is eyes and mouth open, and a fantastic full figure action oriented pose. In addition the cel has been hand signed by Walt Disney master animators Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, and Marc Davis. A great addition to any vintage animation art collection!
Measurements: Size - King Hubert: 4 x 3 1/4", Image 8 3/4 x 15 1/2". Condition: See pictures of the actual cel, which is in excellent overall condition despite minor paint loss to the right sock as shown above! 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 and keep checking back for more items for sale in the coming weeks.For now, please check out my other Animation Drawings and Cels and other original modern and contemporary artwork for sale! The item "1959 DISNEY SLEEPING BEAUTY KING HUBERT SIGNED ORIGINAL PRODUCTION ANIMATION CEL" is in sale since Saturday, November 2, 2019. 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.