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Choice Collectibles Gallery
20-26 Industrial Ave.
Fairview, N.J. 07022
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A clear plastic sheet on which an image has been inked or copied and then painted. Finished cels are placed over a background and photographed in sequence to create the illusion of motion.
The combination of a cel or cels with a background. May also include additional elements from the scene, such as overlays or special effects.
Cel created by the Ink and Paint department for the purpose of maintaining color consistency during production.
CUSTOM/HAND PREPARED BACKGROUND:
Background created by an artist for the purpose of enhancing a cel.
Courvoisier Galleries of San Francisco represented Disney animation art from 1937 through 1946, selling and distributing production Disney cels and other art in specially prepared set-ups, which included custom backgrounds, certificates, and hand-lettered mats. Courvoisier Galleries is now a service mark of S/R Labs.
In the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s, animation art was sold at Disneyland, primarily in a small Tomorrowland exhibit called The Art Corner. The art was prepared at the studio using production cels, trimmed in size, and backed by color cards or printed backgrounds. These Litho or lithograph Backgrounds were reproductions of production backgrounds from Disney films and did not necessarily match the cels with which they were sold. The setups were sold in mats with distinctive gold Art Corner labels on the rear.
DISNEYLAND ART CORNER:
Cels sold at Disneyland from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s. Cels are trimmed, against a litho background, and have a gold seal attached to the back.
KEY MASTER SETUP:
Cel or cels with their original matching background that can be cued up in the film Layout: Detailed drawings depicting master scenes for a sequence often showing master background, camera movements and placement of characters.
Characters appear in classic possess, whether reproducing a classic scene or creating a new one mixing characters that do not traditionally appear together. Each cel is individually hand numbered, stamped with a seal of authenticity, placed on lithographic or photograph background, and in many cases signed by the original artist. Limited editions are easily identified by a fraction (47/250) located in the lower right-hand corner designating individual number within the edition.
A piece of artwork, usually a painting, over which the cels are placed to be photographed, and which serves as the setting for the action.
Cel or Cels with an original background from a different sequence in the same film. Cannot be cued up in the film.
KEY OR MATCHING:
Cels, backgrounds, and other elements, such as overlays or effects, that appeared together in the final, released version of a film.
Older type of cel used until the 1950's. Often showing signs of aging such as rippling or yellowing.
Polyester material that is more stable than nitrate, currently a common material used for making cels.
A sheet of drawings of a character or characters, showing construction, relative size, or how they appear in various poses, used as reference by the animatior.
Any cel, drawing, background or other item created for the production of an animated film. Production cels do not necessarily appear in the actual film. Many pieces of original production art have either been lost or destroyed over the years. Also known as Original Production.
Cel created for the production of an animated film. Cels do not necessarily appear in the actual film. Many pieces of original production art have either been lost or destroyed over the years. Also known as Original Production Cels.
Background created for use in the production of an animated film.
Non-production cel created for promotional or publicity purposes.
Non-production silk-screened cel with no work done by hand. Images are either recreated from a classic film or newly designed for the collectibles market. Similar to limited editions and often produced editions of 5000.
An image from which the excess cel material has been trimmed to the character line, usually affixed to a background, often seen in Courvoisier and Art Props set-ups.
Standard cel size of approximately 12 1/2" wide by 10 1/2" high. Refers to the field or area seen by the camera.
Standard cel size of approximately 15 1/2" wide by 12 1/2" high, primarily used by Disney.
Short for "panoramic", it refers to a cel or set-up that is wider than standard, used for moving camera shots.
Several kinds of drawings are done during the production of an animated film. Most common is the Animation Drawing of the character in sequence to create the illusion of movement. Other include Story Sketches, to establish direction and narrative flow; Concept Sketches to work out design, atmosphere, or other elements; layouts, which establish background and staging; and many kinds of studies, such as character, action, and costume.
Original, one-of-a-kind production drawings created by an animator from which the cels are later created. One of the first steps in creating a production cel. Also known as Original Production.
Drawing done by an animator to indicate the position and pose of the character. Later, a clean-up drawing is created by referring to, or drawing directly over, the rough drawings. The cels are then created by tracing or coping over these drawings.
CLEAN UP DRAWINGS:
Drawing done by referring to the rough drawing. From these drawings, the cels are then created. Story Board: Complex drawings or series of drawings depicting the story of a scene, used while defining the storyline of the film.
Detailed drawings depicting master scenes for a sequence often showing master background, camera movements and placement of characters.
Non-productions hand-painted cels produced in limited quantities and created as fine art specifically for collectors. Characters appear in classic possess, whether reproducing a classic scene or creating a new one mixing characters that do not traditionally appear together. Each cel is individually hand numbered, stamped with a seal of authenticity, placed on lithographic or photograph background, and in many cases signed by the original artist. Limited editions are easily identified by a fraction (47/250) located in the lower right-hand corner designating individual number within the edition.
Copy of an original production background usually a photo copy or lithograph. Custom / Hand Prepared: Background created by an artist for the purpose of enhancing a cel.