EDGAR PRODUCTION CEL WALT DISNEY STUDIOS GOUACHE ON CEL, 1970. Original hand painted production animation cel of Edgar holding the Basket of Cats from "The Aristocats, " 1970, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Unframed."The Aristocats, " 1970 is an animated feature film produced and released by Walt Disney Productions. This was the last film project to be approved by Walt Disney himself, as he died in late 1966, before the film was finally released to theaters by Buena Vista Distribution on December 11, 1970. "The Aristocats" featured the voice talent of Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Phil Harris, Dean Clark, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers, and Roddy Maude-Roxby. The film is based on a story by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe, and centers around a family of aristocratic cats.
It is Paris 1910 and Madame Bonfamille tells her lawyer Georges Hautecourt that she has decided to leave all of her stocks, bonds, mansion, treasures, jewels, and her entire fortune to her beloved cats rather than to her butler, Edgar Balthazar. When Edgar overhears this he fears the cats will outlive him, and that he will never see a penny of the inheritance. He then realizes that he has to get rid of the cats; I'll be gone, no oh no... They'll be gone, he says.
Edgar decides to put sleeping tablets into the cats milk and when they fall asleep, he takes them in a covered basket on his motorcycle far away from the city of Paris. The character of Edgar was voiced by Roddy Maude-Roxby, an accomplished English actor.He was just wonderful in the role with the delightful snooty English butler voice, that could also morph into a scheming cunning timber perfect for a Disney Villain. This is a very nice image of Edgar holding the Basket of Cats and would be a great addition to any animation art collection! Measurements: Size - Edgar: 6 3/4 x 6", Image: 9 3/4 x 12". Condition: See pictures of the actual cel which is in excellent overall condition 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 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!