Set of 5 Original Walt Disney Pictures production cels from Mickey and Donald's 1988 appearance at the Academy Awards. Here's the story behind this wacky production. I have also cut and pasted a description of the scene below for your convenience.
"Mickey the at the Oscars" was one of the projects I supervised. When the production of the Oscars show wrapped, everyone who worked on the show was allowed to choose a. This one was selected for me by director Rob ("Lion King") Minkoff. I wanted to make sure I had a preferred "extreme" drawing, which is the drawing executed by the animator himself, and not his assistants, who make the "in-betweens" and "clean up" the drawings before they are transferred to acetate cels and painted by hand in the Ink and Paint department. Sophisticated collectors know the difference.
Disney does not do animation by hand anymore, so there won't be any more production cels. This is the last of its kind: drawn, traced, inked by hand, and painstakingly photographed one frame at a time. The pieces are all professionally framed, measuring 19x16 inches. 8 1/2 x 11 inches and include the registration pins. If you would like, I will write and have notarized the story of this amazing piece of original animation art.
I hate to sell these pieces, but we're downsizing, and everything must go. They deserve a better home, where it can be seen every day. In 1988, as part of his continuing.60th birthday celebration, Mickey Mouse appeared at the Academy Award ceremonies to present the Oscar for Best Animated Short to The Man Who Planted Trees. An animated Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Minnie Mouse sat in the audience in the front row as comedian and host Chevy Chase introduced a compilation of film clips of "one of the most beloved cartoon stars of all time, " Mickey Mouse, ending with a clip from the "Sorcerer Apprentice" sequence of Fantasia (1940). At the end of the clip, an animated Sorcerer Mickey stepped off the screen and onto the stage where he was joined by an animated Donald Duck, who thought he was going to be the co-presenter. Mickey had to gently tell his friend that the Academy had chosen a human for that role.
Donald is then yanked off the stage by a hook and with a little. Mickey magic finds himself bound up back in his front-row seat. Disney historian Charles Solomon (and author of many fine Disney books) described the scene in. 13, 1988, edition of the Los Angeles Times.
[Mickey] conjured up a giant package that burst to reveal Tom Selleck. The cartoon mouse exchanged banter with the live actor, walked across the stage and announced one of the nominees.
The envelope flew out of his hand, turned circles in the air and landed on the lectern within Selleck's reach. Although the Disney animation staff and telecast director Marty Pasetta began planning this surprise bit of technical legerdemain in early January, directing animators Mark Henn and Rob Minkoff and free-lance artist Nancy Beman had to create two minutes of animation in just three weeksless than half the time the work would ordinarily take.The artists used still photographs of the stage and lectern as guides when they devised the cartoon action. It's difficult enough to coordinate the movements of actors and cartoon characters in feature. When all the footage has been shot in advance.
The awards show was a live broadcast: The action on nine separate reels of animation had to be matched to Selleck's movements in real time. The two images were combined electronically by technicians in the control room. The audience in the Shrine Auditorium saw Selleck talking to an empty space on the stage and to Mickey on the monitors.The item "Set of 5 Disney Animation Production Cels Mickey & Donald @ the Oscars (1988)" is in sale since Saturday, August 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Characters\Animation Art\Production Art". The seller is "cdfink_123" and is located in Vienna, Virginia.
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