In 1962, legendary animation director, Bob Clampett created Beany and Cecil, an animated series modeled after the successful puppet show, Time For Beany. The series, like the puppet show, featured Beany, Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent, and a plethora of other characters, who today remain as quirky as they are original, as their adventures embark them on surreal parodies of contemporary events and places. Offered for the first time in twenty years, are actual hand inked and painted production cels taken from the Beany and Cecil cartoons produced in the early 1960s. The backgrounds are fine art giclee reproductions from the originals. This is a rare opportunity to capture actual imagery taken from one of the most beloved independently-made series in cartoon history, created by a true master of the animation genre. This piece is on original background.
Image Size: 10.5" x 12.5"
Framed Size: 18" x 20"
|Shipping to the Continental United States or Canada||$24||$18|
|Shipping to the United Kingdom, France, or Germany||$150||$95|
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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.