This is an original hand painted production model cel with matching animator's drawings. Both are personally signed by the late Bill Melendez. This was used in making "Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown", 2003. Model cels are selected by Bill and used to work with animators to refine the cel color throughout the production. Featured here are Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Note: Bill's signature has been cropped in the image so it is not visible.
Image Size: 10.5" x 12.5"
Framed Size: 18" x 20"
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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.