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 Posted:   Feb 11, 2019 - 10:17 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Anyone have an animation cel collection? Here's my cels from Don Bluth productions. I have cels from some other animation properties as well.

Sorry, I didn't do a very good job photographing them. What looks like folds in the cels are flash glares. The cels are in very good condition.

These are all production cels and not reproductions. Meaning they were filmed and used in the animation process.

The Secret of NIMH







An American Tail





Land Before Time






All Dogs Go To Heaven




Space Ace




 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2019 - 10:42 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

I have two cels... One from Speed Buggy, and the other one I can't remember what it's from... both were given to me. I really don't give a rat's ass about them... anyone want to buy them?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2019 - 11:12 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I have no original cels. I got a reproduction of one from the original 101 DALMATIONS years ago when I purchased the VHS tape at the Disney Store.

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 5:57 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Nice collection, solium! The last two pics don't show up, though.

I'd love to have an authentic animation cel one of these days, but they're very expensive. frown

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Nice collection, solium! The last two pics don't show up, though.

I'd love to have an authentic animation cel one of these days, but they're very expensive. frown


Hmm, all the images show up for me. Perhaps try reloading this webpage. If you see the url of the images try copying and pasting that into a new tab/window.

Yes, it's an expensive hobby, one I can't continue anymore. The three framed NIMH cels including framing, mats and shipping cost me $900 dollars.

My biggest holy grail I never got was a cel of Princess Daphne from Dragon's Lair. Someone out bid me and it went for over a $1000 dollars! I was determined to win the bid, but also kinda glad I lost the bid!

Most of my animation cels are stored away. Framing them is quite expensive. I also would like to create custom backgrounds for the cels that didn't come with backgrounds. Maybe one day I can have (all of) them properly displayed.

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Hahaha! A cel similar to one of mine is on Ebay and the seller is asking $14,000 dollars for it. (or best offer)

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=an+american+tail+cel&_sacat=0

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Any Quick Draw McGraw?
Particularly Baba Louie?

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I think I have a Tom or a Jerry. But it isn't in as nice a pose as yours, Solly. Nice stuff!

Thanks for showing them to us.

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)



Space Ace





Boobs in space? Wow.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2019 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


Space Ace

Boobs in space? Wow.


Don Bluth apparently liked well endowed women. But that's nothing, maybe I should post my cel from WIZARDS?!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2019 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

That's cool, Solium. Those are nice cels.

I don't "collect" them, but I do have two; both from Star Wars: Ewoks, the television series. I have no idea what characters they are, since I never even saw the show in the first place... wink (They're drawn Ewoks, as you'd probably expect; nothing exciting.)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2019 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

Ah... Seeing these makes me wish I'd followed my passion for drawing professionally. Though I am also reminded that it is all made with computers these days and I never warmed up to the CG universe - not even in cel shading flavor.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2019 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

That's cool, Solium. Those are nice cels.

I don't "collect" them, but I do have two; both from Star Wars: Ewoks, the television series. I have no idea what characters they are, since I never even saw the show in the first place... wink (They're drawn Ewoks, as you'd probably expect; nothing exciting.)


That's cool, I really like the animation style in the 80's. Loved all the Disney afternoon cartoons back then too. Duck Tales, Chip and Dale, the bouncing bears, I can't remember the name of that series.

Was a huge fan of 80's anime too. Original Japanese and imports.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2019 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The funny thing, while I've always been a huge animation fan, I originally balked at the idea of owning animation cels. I thought it was just a silly thing to do.

After all what mattered was the final product. Especially in animation, its not a single cel that makes the cartoon but the combination of millions of cels running in order at 24 frames a second.

But somewhere along the way I realized an artist personally drew that image with their own hands. And until Beauty and the Beast, it was hand colored. Each cel was indeed a work of art.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2019 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Ah... Seeing these makes me wish I'd followed my passion for drawing professionally. Though I am also reminded that it is all made with computers these days and I never warmed up to the CG universe - not even in cel shading flavor.

Wish I was an adult in the 70's. Walt Disney were practically giving away production cels at the theme parks! You could grab a classic animation cel for less than a $100 dollars. And I mean from the big classics like Snow White, Bambi, Fantasia, etc.

By the time I got into collecting animation cels, Disney artificially inflated the prices of their production cels starting with The Little Mermaid which I think were somewhere in the $1000-$3000 dollar range!

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2019 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

It is quite staggering how animated features, particularly those from Disney, were hand crafted at a time when digital tools had not even been conceived of. Everything was electro mechanical equipment designed specifically to photograph hand drawn subject matter. The zenith of this technology was probably reached with Doug Trumbull's Slit-Scan process which took flat abstract art and turned it into a 3-dimensional effect on a 2-dimensional screen.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2019 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

That Sharptooth attack one seems strange. I'd think they would animate the T-Rex, Bronto, and rock shards on seperate cels.

But then, the Mousekewitz one probably wouldn't have been as effective if treated that way. Some animators just liked living dangerously!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2019 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Adding kudos & thanks for sharing those, solium, very nice!
I've always lived that distinct Bluth style - the fact who chose excellent composers & received classic scores in turn....jackpot.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2019 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I just have to say this...
Why must animators always portray cats as villains?
Predators including big cats, hawks , wolves, and T-Rex are vital to the ecological well being of the planet. They are not killers.

And cats are cuddly and cute and loving creatures.
smile
Brm

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2019 - 12:15 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • I just have to say this...
    Why must animators always portray cats as villains?
    Predators including big cats, hawks , wolves, and T-Rex are vital to the ecological well being of the planet. They are not killers.

    And cats are cuddly and cute and loving creatures.
    smile
    Brm


    Felidae
    Cats Don't Dance
    The Arisotcats
    Gay Purr-ee


    Take it from someone who actually likes watching videos of animals eating other animals (not chasing... EATING).

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