This expressive hand-inked and -painted animation cel of Tramp was created in the Disney ink-and-paint department and photographed during the making of the animated CinemaScope feature. Frank Thomas, one of Walt Disney's trusted circle of master animators known as his Nine Old Men, supervised the animation of the dogs in these scenes. The animator wrote the designation "58" at lower right to indicate this original's place in the scene.
This was the first Disney animated feature filmed in CinemaScope. Presented in an aspect ratio of 2.55:1, it is, to date, the widest film that Disney has ever produced.
Sleeping Beauty was also produced for an original 2.55:1 aspect ratio but was never presented in theaters this way. This new innovation of CinemaScope presented some additional problems for the animators: the expansion of canvas space makes it difficult for a single character to dominate the screen, and groups must be spread out to keep the screen from appearing sparse.
Layout artists essentially had to reinvent their technique. Animators had to remember that they could move their characters across a background instead of the background passing behind them. More problems arose as the premiere date got closer.Although CinemaScope was becoming a growing interest to movie-goers, not all theaters had the capabilities at the time. Upon learning this, Walt issued two versions of the film to be created: one in widescreen and another in the original aspect ratio. This involved gathering the layout artists to restructure key scenes when characters were on the outside area of the screen. The item "Disney Lady and the Tramp Rare 32 CinemaScope Original Production Cel of Tramp" is in sale since Wednesday, October 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Merchandise\Animation Art". The seller is "efmbuys" and is located in La Palma, California. This item can be shipped to United States.