This is a production cel I acquired around 8-10 years ago when I was an avid collector. Since then, I have found myself traveling most of the year and keeping the collection in storage. This, being my only laminated cel (please look into the lamination process of the Disney Original Art Program in the 70s and 80s and the adverse affects it had on the cels) requires much more attention to it's environment and has suffered slightly from my inability to guarantee proper storage conditions. The cel deserves better, and when travel becomes possible again, I would prefer this live with someone who cares for it in with the proper conditions rather than slowly degrading in storage. There is a light white haziness around many of the edges.Some areas of lamination separation (top base of tail, center of wings, hair, feet) Very few instances of light cracking that can be seen when viewed against a light. I took photos of most flaws i could identify and also highlighted them by showing on a dark background. When viewed against a light background, particularly white, many of the flaws become dramatically less apparent. I don't want to sugar-coat it, there are many noticeable issues with the cel when inspected closely; however it is also a full-character production piece from a rare early Disney movie and, given the right display conditions, can be a great addition to one's collection.
Original seal is present with initials, as common with these early cels. If you have a preference, please indicate through a message after purchasing. The cel will have ample protection within a secure box.The item "Walt Disney 1977 Pete's Dragon Elliott Animation Production Cel Please Read" is in sale since Thursday, March 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Characters\Animation Art\Production Art". The seller is "scottysmalls" and is located in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.