1986 Disney Great Mouse Detective Toby Basil Original Production Animation Cel
TOBY & BASIL PRODUCTION CELS WALT DISNEY STUDIOS GOUACHE ON CEL, 1986. Original hand painted production animation cel of Basil of Baker Street and Toby set on a lithographic background from "The Great Mouse Detective, " 1986, Walt Disney Studios; Disney seal upper right; Unframed. Eve Titus wrote a series of stories about Basil of Baker Street; a mouse that lived next door to Sherlock Holmes and who shared many of his skills and traits. Walt Disney Studios adapted the Titus stories into a wonderful feature film that was still able to maintain the Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes characters, even though they were transformed into a mouse world. The resulting film "The Great Mouse Detective" was directed by Ron Clements, music by Henry Mancini, and was released on July 2, 1986. Basil (named after Basil Rathbone who portrayed Sherlock Holmes fourteen times in Hollywood films) was based on the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, animated by Mark Henn and Steve Gordon, and voiced by Barrie Ingham. Basil resides at 221 1/2 Baker Street and his arch nemesis is Professor Ratigan. Ratian was designed and animated by Walt Disney master animator, Glen Keane. The inspiration for the character was Professor James Moriarty, the nemesis to Sherlock Holmes in the series of stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Ratigan was voiced by veteran Hollywood actor Vincent Price, who stated it was his favorite role because he had two songs written for him, "The World's Greatest Criminal Mind, " and Goodbye, So Soon. Measurements: Size - Basil and Toby: 9 1/4 x 9 1/4", Image: 11 x 9 1/4".
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The item "1986 DISNEY GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE TOBY BASIL ORIGINAL PRODUCTION ANIMATION CEL" is in sale since Wednesday, February 12, 2020. 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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- Artwork Type: Production Cel
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Age: 1970-Now
- Original/Reproduction: Original Production Art
- Studio/Show: Disney