MEDIUM: Limited Edition Hand-Painted Cel
IMAGE SIZE: 10 x 31 inches
This is a limited edition of 500 hand-painted character cel set-ups from Walt Disney's 1937 animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It is one of a series of selected limited-edition, hand-painted recreations of original artwork from Disney animated films.
Disney artists have recreated the artwork from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs using traditional animation techniques. The original animation drawings were transferred to acetate cels by a special six-step xerographic process. The cels were also enhanced with hand-inked lines. Artists of the Walt Disney Studios Ink and Paint Department then hand-painted each of the cels in the edition with Disney-approved acrylic colors.
The background scene for this cel has been faithfully reproduced from the original production background which resides in a private collection of original animation art from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The resulting artwork has been printed on premium-quality paper by Color Service, Inc. of Monterey Park, California.
The Disney Animation Research Library maintains the original animation drawings. Conforming to the practice of fine-art printing, the film used to create the background is destroyed when the edition is completed.
Published by Disney Art Editions in 1994, this edition consists of a general edition of 500, numbered 1/500 to 500/500, 50 publisher's proofs, numbered PP 1/50 to PP 50/50, and 25 hors de commerce numbered HC 1/25 to HC 25/25. There are no signed cels. This recreated cel set-up is from Sequence 3C.
Scene 2BX of Snow White and the Seen Dwarfs: the friendly forest animals lead Snow White to the dwarf's cottage.