This is an original hand painted production cel used in making an episode of "The Simpsons". Episode CABF18 titled "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love" December 2, 2001. In this episode Homer's new job as the author of fortune cookies assures Mr. Burns that love is on the horizon. Mr. Burns then finds love in Gloria, whom he loves so much that he wants to marry. But as he proposes to Gloria, her ex shows up - which happens to be Snake, who just broken out of prison. Featured here Mr. Burns.
Image Size: 10.5" x 12.5"
Framed Size: 18" x 16"
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Production cels are the one-of-a-kind original cels that were used in the creation of an animated film or television show. Each has been hand-painted by studio artists on a piece of celluloid acetate, and has been photographed over a background painting to create a frame of the finished production.
Production cels are highly sought after by collectors, with very rare pieces from the early days of animation fetching prices in the tens, and even the hundreds of thousands of dollars. See Why So Few Vintage Pieces Have Survived for more information on the rarity of early production cels.
Production cels from the 1980’s and 90’s are available at considerably lower expense, but The Move To Computerized Animation has severely curtailed the supply of new artwork in the market, and has put upward pressure on prices of what is still available.
Production cels from the same film, or even the same scene, can have significantly different values depending on their desirability to collectors.