And welcome to a Hunter Animation Gallery listing. Please take the time to read thoroughly so you understand all available information about this item. Today you are looking at an original production cel from Aristocats. The Aristocats is a 1970 American animated romantic musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and directed by Wolfgang Reitherman.
The 20th Disney film, it is based on a story by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe, and revolves around a family of aristocratic cats, and how an alley cat acquaintance helps them after a butler has kidnapped them to gain his mistress's fortune which was intended to go to them. The film features the voices of Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Dean Clark, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers, and Roddy Maude-Roxby.
In 1962, The Aristocats project began as an original script for a two-part live-action episode for Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, developed by writers Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe and producer Harry Tytle. Following two years of re-writes, Walt Disney suggested the project would be more suitable for an animated film, and placed the project in turnaround as The Jungle Book advanced into production. When The Jungle Book was nearly complete, Disney appointed Ken Anderson to develop preliminary work on The Aristocats, making it the last film project to be approved by Disney personally before his death in December 1966.
Longtime Disney collaborators Robert and Richard Sherman composed multiple songs for the film, though only two made it in the finished product. The Aristocats was released on December 24, 1970, to positive reception and was a box office success.
Subject of Piece: 3/4s body shot of Marie, sneaking around a wall, about to bat something with her Paw Cel Layering: 1 layer Background: N/A Production Drawing: N/A Damage: Good condition. Due to age, there is paint separation, and minor cracking on the cel paint. I have done my best to picture this.The back of the cel has been lacquered on the back, to ensure that none of the cel paint separates from the piece Year: 1970 Episode: N/A (From Aristocats, the feature film) Cert: N/A. Why does this cel / production drawing not have a certificate of authenticity? The reason why many pieces do not have certificates of authenticity is because they are not official studio releases. Often times cels and production drawings are gifted to animators that worked on the project. Even more often, cels and production drawings are rescued from the trash by animators or people that stumble upon them. Despite the piles of production drawings and cels that get created, unless there is an official release by the studio, most of the market is dominated by pieces that have no certificates of authenticity, because they enter the market through inauthentic means.
Is their counterfeit production art? Luckily, the animation art market is fairly niche, and counterfeiting animation cels and production art almost never occurs. It is also difficult to counterfeit production art, given that cels and production drawings will show their age quite clearly. In addition, the quality of art on a cel or production drawing will usually have all the signatures of being produced by a studio. Extremely detailed scene matching artwork, properly formatted animator's notes, movement annotations, and complex cel layouts are all hallmarks of authentic pieces.
The general consensus is that it is too difficult to try to create convincing counterfeits. We have firm confidence here at Hunter Animation Gallery in our ability to provide only authentic production art, but if you have any questions about any piece, please send them our way. Should I be concerned about damage?In many cases, production art does have damage. Although damage (which comes in the form of bends, folds, warping, rippling, small rips, discoloration, ink spots, and production drawings stuck to cels) is perhaps less than desirable, it is also quite common, and part of the nature of production art. Often times Cels are left to sit on top of each other for years, and are left in unfavorable conditions. This leads to minor damage being prevalent in the majority of animation art you will see. The most undamaged art usually comes from official studio releases, when the art was stored properly with the intention of public releases. However, even in cases such as that, the animation process is such a haphazard and fast paced thing, that you will often find pieces that are cut apart and reassembled by the studio. If you have any questions, or require any further photos of the pieces before purchasing, please send us a message. The item "Aristocats Production Cel Marie looking devious 1970" is in sale since Friday, December 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Characters\Animation Art\Production Art". The seller is "hunter_animation_gallery" and is located in Twentynine Palms, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.