A stunning production cel from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will auction with a $100,000-150,000 estimate at Profiles in History's December 18-19 Animation Auction.
The original production cels and matching production background come from the famous "Off To Bed" sequence of the film, and were made into a limited edition by the Disney studios. It is considered one of the finest Snow White and Seven Dwarfs setups known to exist, warranting the high estimate.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is well celebrated by collectors as the first feature length film from Disney, and also due to its importance in the history of cel animation.
Also starring in the auction is a piece of original art from Pinocchio, which is described as "everything you could desire in a Gustaf Tenggren piece" by the auction house. The painting shows Gepetto kneeling in prayer in front of the lifeless puppet, and is estimated at $60,000-80,000.
Holding an identical estimate is a concept pastel drawing of Chernabog from Fantasia, created by Kay Nielsen, a set designer and muralist for Disney. It was originally employed as part of a studio model for animators to use as reference in creating one of the most memorable scenes in the 1940 Disney movie.
The auction also offers select pieces of memorabilia from animated movies, including the jacket worn by Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, which is valued at $60,000-80,000.
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