PRINCE JOHN & SIR HISS PRODUCTION CELS WALT DISNEY STUDIOS GOUACHE ON CEL, 1973. Original hand painted production animation cels of Prince John and Sir Hiss set on a lithographic background from "Robin Hood, " 1973, Walt Disney Studios; Production numbers in ink lower right corners; Disney seal lower right; Unframed. The history of Robin Hood is that he is a heroic outlaw from English folklore who, according to legend, was a highly skilled archer and swordsman.He is usually depicted dressed in green, leads a band of Merry Men, and his motto is robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. Robin Hood has became a popular folk figure, with ballads dating back to as early as the 15th century. "Robin Hood" was the twenty-first full length animated film released by Walt Disney Studios on November 8, 1973. Robin Hood is an anthropomorphic fox and the protagonist of the film. All the characters in Disney's version of "Robin Hood" were played by animals.
Prince John was a lion, Sir Hiss (no surprise) was a snake, and the Sheriff of Nottingham was a wolf. Prince John is a spoiled King who will resort to any underhanded trick so that he can maintain the crown and throne of Nottingham; and was voiced by the great and deep voiced Peter Ustinov.
Sir Hiss was voiced by Terry-Thomas (who's hissing speech was masterful), and both were animated by Ollie Johnston. The on-screen presence of the two together is just wonderful and Johnston's animation skills, at this point, are top notch! The personalities are different and distinct, as are the ways the two different characters move and interact. Kaa from a prior film "Jungle Book, " 1967 must have been a nice starting point, in order to allow Sir Hiss to show more emotion and expression through the use of not only his face and head, but his tail. This is a wonderful original production animation two cel setup of Prince John and Sir Hiss.Both characters are eyes and mouth open; and Prince John is wearing his crown, royal robe, and blue tunic. Sir Hiss is wearing his orange tunic and cape, and his forked tongue can be seen in profile. A great pair of hand painted animation cels from one of the most beloved Walt Disney feature films! Measurements: Size - Prince John: 6 1/2 x 5", Sir Hiss: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4", Image 8 1/2 x 12 3/4. Condition: See pictures below of the actual cels, which are in excellent overall condition despite minor paint bleed in Sir Hiss's tongue 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 "1973 DISNEY ROBIN HOOD PRINCE JOHN & SIR HISS ORIGINAL PRODUCTION ANIMATION CELS" is in sale since Wednesday, May 16, 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.
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