Translate

Thursday, February 8, 2018

John Pomeroy Signed Original Production Animation Drawing of Milo Thatch from "Atlantis: The Lost Empire," 2001


Original production animation drawing of Milo Thatch in graphite pencil from "Atlantis: The Lost Empire," 2001, Walt Disney Studios; Signed in graphite pencil by John Pomeroy lower center; Numbered 51 lower right; Size - Milo Thatch: 9 x 7 1/2", Sheet 12 1/2 x 17"; Unframed.

To purchase this drawing or to visit the Art Gallery, CLICK HERE!

"I will find Atlantis on my own, even if I have to rent a rowboat!" - Milo James Thatch

"Atlantis: The Lost Empire," 2001 is an animated science fantasy action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the first science fiction feature film created by Disney and the 41st film overall. The story is set in 1914 and tells the story of a young man named Milo Thatch who gains possession of a sacred book that he believes will guide him, and a crew of mercenaries, to the lost city of Atlantis. The film was inspired by the works of Jules Verne and was notable for adopting the distinctive visual style of comic book creator Mike Mignola. It was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, produced by Don Hahn, and written by Tab Murphy. "Atlantis" features an ensemble voice cast including: Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, James Garner, Leonard Nimoy, Don Novello, Phil Morris, Claudia Christian, Jacqueline Obradors, and Jim Varney.


Close up of the signed John Pomperoy original production animation drawing of Milo Thatch.

Milo James Thatch is a linguist and cartographer working at the Smithsonian Museum. He was recruited to decipher "The Shepherd's Journal," while directing an expedition to the lost city of Atlantis. The American actor Michael J. Fox provided the voice for Milo. In the film, Milo's complaint about how much he does not like carrots, after puking over the ship that was used to launch the "Ulysses," was ad-libbed by Fox. It is notable that Fox is allergic to carrots.

John Foster Pomeroy (b. 1951) is an American animator, producer, and screenwriter. He has worked for several studios including The Walt Disney Company and Sullivan Bluth Studios. In "Atlantis: The Lost Empire," Pomeroy was the supervising animator for Milo and was challenged to try and determine how a linguist would look. According to Marc Okrand, who developed the Atlantean language used in the film, Pomeroy used him as the basis for the character design of Milo.


Close up of the production number.

This is a very nice three quarters image of the main character in "Atlantis," Milo James Thatch. He is eyes and mouth open, and both of his hands are out gesturing in front of him. He is peering over top of his eyeglasses, and the drawing is hand signed by Walt Disney supervising animator John Pomeroy. A great piece of animation artwork, perfect for any collection!

Original Production Animation Cel of Three Pansy Flowers from "Alice In Wonderland," 1951


Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Three Pansy Flowers set on a lithographic background from "Alice In Wonderland," 1951, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered A37 in ink lower right; Size - Three Pansies: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2", Image 11 1/2 x 14 1/4"; Unframed.

To purchase this cel or to visit the Art Gallery, CLICK HERE!

"You can learn a lot of things from the flowers." - The Flowers

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (commonly shortened to "Alice in Wonderland"), is a 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson who wrote under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Disney reworked the story to fit with both a younger audience and a time frame suitable for an animated film (it's run time is only 75 minutes).

Kathryn Beaumont, who was born in London England, was just 10 years old when she was chosen for the voice of Alice. Walt Disney personally cast Beaumont after seeing her in the film "On an Island with You," in which the child actress had a small role. Disney was so impressed by her that she was also chosen to be the model for Alice, and would also go on to provide the voice for Wendy in "Peter Pan," 1953. Beaumont has also reprised her voice acting role as Alice in two episodes of the animated series, Disney's "House of Mouse," and as both Alice and Wendy in the video game "Kingdom Hearts." She did not retire as the voice of Alice and Wendy until 2005, when her role for these two characters was taken over by Hynden Walch.


Original production animation cel of Three Pansy Flowers without the background.


Close up of the original production animation cel of Three Pansy Flowers without the background.


Close up of the production number.

While a shrunken Alice is chasing after the White Rabbit, she runs into a flower garden where she encounters a large group of beautiful flowers. Alice begins to talk with them and the flowers exclaim they can sing, and The Red Rose (the leader) says, "Girls! We shall sing "Golden Afternoon". That's about all of us." After the song, all the flowers try to figure out what kind of flower is Alice. When Alice replies that she isn't a flower, they determine that she must be a weed and change their attitude towards her; and they chase her out of their garden.

This is a very rare original production animation cel of Three Pansy Flowers from "Alice In Wonderland," 1951. All three flowers are eyes and mouths open, and the petal faces are wonderfully composed and painted in radiant bright colors. A beautiful and great addition to any animation art collection.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Original Production Animation Cel of Colonel Hathi from "The Jungle Book," 1967


Original hand painted production animation cel of Colonel Hathi from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Colonel Hathi: 6 3/4" x 9 1/2", Image 8 x 10"; Unframed.


"The Jungle Book," 1967 was the nineteenth animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Productions and inspired by Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name. The film was directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, it was to be the last film that was worked on by Walt Disney, as he passed away during its production. The film follows Mowgli, a feral child raised in the Indian jungle by wolves, as he encounters Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear; who try and convince him to leave the jungle before the villainous tiger Shere Khan finds him. Voice actors include: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, George Sanders and Louis Prima; as well as Disney regulars such as Sterling Holloway, J. Pat O'Malley, Verna Felton, and the director's son, Bruce Reitherman, as the voice of Mowgli.

Colonel Hathi is an Indian elephant and the leader of an elephant herd that he marches through the jungle in a military squad formation. Haiti (which means elephant in Hindi), speaks with a British accent, was at some point engaged in fighting in the Maharajah's 5th Pachyderm Brigade, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery above and beyond the call of duty. Colonel Hathi has a wife named Winifred and a young son named Hathi Jr., who befriends Mowgli. Colonel Hathi was animated by John Lounsbery and voiced by the great Walt Disney voice actor J. Pat O'Malley.


Original production animation cel of Colonel Hathi without the background.

This is a wonderful original production animation cel of Colonel Hathi. A fantastic face on portrait image with both eyes open, and his trunk and two large tusks clearly visible. A very expressive image of the great pachyderm that is perfect for any animation art collection!

Original Production Animation Cel of Shere Khan from "The Jungle Book," 1967


Original hand painted production animation cel of Shere Khan from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Shere Khan: 6 1/2" x 5", Image 8 x 10"; Unframed.


"The Jungle Book," 1967 was the nineteenth animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Productions and inspired by Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name. The film was directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, it was to be the last film that was worked on by Walt Disney, as he passed away during its production. The film follows Mowgli, a feral child raised in the Indian jungle by wolves, as he encounters Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear; who try and convince him to leave the jungle before the villainous tiger Shere Khan finds him. Voice actors include: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, George Sanders and Louis Prima; as well as Disney regulars such as Sterling Holloway, J. Pat O'Malley, Verna Felton, and the director's son, Bruce Reitherman, as the voice of Mowgli.

Shere Khan, a Bengal tiger, is the main antagonist in the 1967 Walt Disney film "The Jungle Book;" an adaption of writer Rudyard Kipling's series of stories. Khan was voiced by George Sanders, a veteran actor with a deep bass voice and a heavy British accent. According to Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston from "The Disney Villain":

"The perfect choice for the voice was George Sanders, the complete cynic, who added the element of boredom. With this voice, we could imagine a tiger who would kill without concern or effort. Sanders was asked if he would like a drawing of Shere Khan as a souvenir, to which he responded, "I suppose so." Asked further if he would like Walt to autograph it, he replied, "How utterly absurb. Why would I want his signature? He might want mine, I created the character."

Milt Kahl, the great veteran Disney animator, was in charge of bringing Shere Khan to life and so of course Kahl set out on a crash course in tigers. Kahl said in an interview:  I learned so much about tigers by studying them that I didn't have to rely on any life action crutch." From Disney animator Andreas Dejas about the animation of Shere Khan, "Great perspective walk, and I love the way the tiger lies down, upper body first, then the rear.  The way he moves those front feet is worth studying alone. Such great anatomy."


Original production animation cel of Shere Khan without the background.

This is a wonderful original production animation cel of the evil tiger, Shere Khan. He is shown in a three quarters portrait image with his yellow eyes open, mouth wide open with his teeth visible, and his left right paw is over his chest. It really does not get better, just a spectacular setup of the villianous tiger that is perfect for any animation art collection!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Original Production Animation Cel Four Mice: Suzy, Perla, Mary and Either Bert or Mert from "Cinderella," 1950


Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Four Mice: Suzy, Perla, Mary and either Bert or Mert all set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Suzy, Perla, and Mary: 3 x 4 3/4", Bert or Mert: 3 1/2 x 2 1/4", Image 8 1/2 x 10 1/2"; Unframed.

To purchase this cel or to visit the Art Gallery, CLICK HERE!

"We can do it. We can do it. We can help our Cinderelly. We can make the dress so pretty. There's nothing to it, really." - Mice

The 1950 Walt Disney feature film "Cinderella" was based on the French version of the tale by Charles Perrault, entitled "Cinderella" and written in 1698. The film was the second in the series of great Princess films developed by Disney, the first being Snow White in 1937. The character of Cinderella is usually front and center in the pantheon of Disney Princess merchandise, perhaps because she is the only Princess not to be of a noble blood line who ended up marrying a Prince and becoming royalty.

Cinderella had many mice and bird friends in the film, and named mice include Gus, Jaq, identical twins Mert and Bert, Luke, Suzie, Perla, and Mary. The mice were animated by Fred Moore, Ward Kimball, and John Lounsbery; and their animation sequences in the film many times rival the sequences revolving around Cinderella. The female mice are seen most in the scenes involving redesigning Cinderella's mother's pink dress.


Original production animation cel of Four Mice: Suzy, Perla, Mary and either Bert or Mert without the background.


Close up of the original production animation cel of Four Mice: Suzy, Perla, Mary and either Bert or Mert without the background.

This is a beautiful and extremely rare original production cel of Four of Cinderella's mice friends. The cel has the three named female mice, Suzy, Perla and Mary; and one of the mouse identical twins, Mert or Bert. A great opportunity to have four rare characters from the Walt Disney masterpiece, "Cinderella!"

Original Production Animation Cel of Major The Horse from "Cinderella," 1950


Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Major The Horse set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 5 lower right; Size - Major: 5 1/4 x 6 1/4", Image 7 1/4 x 14 1/2"; Unframed. 

To purchase this cel or to visit the Art Gallery, CLICK HERE!

The 1950 Walt Disney feature film "Cinderella" was based on the French version of the tale by Charles Perrault, entitled "Cinderella" and written in 1698. The film was the second in the series of great Princess films developed by Disney, the first being Snow White in 1937. The character of Cinderella is usually front and center in the pantheon of Disney Princess merchandise, perhaps because she is the only Princess not to be of a noble blood line who ended up marrying a Prince and becoming royalty.

Major the horse was given to Cinderella, when she was a little girl, by her father. Major along with the dog Bruno, sleeps in the Tremaine Barn. One night they are awakened, and they watch Cinderella run out into the garden wearing the pink dress that was destroyed by Anastasia and Drizella. Cinderella's Fairy Godmother appears and changes a pumpkin into a coach. Major expects to be the horse that pulls the coach, but instead the Fairy Godmother transforms him into the Coachman. At the stroke of midnight Major, like all of the Godmother's magic, ends and he is converted back into a horse. Major appears again at the end of the film, when he is the lead horse for Prince Charming's carriage that carries the Prince and Cinderella (now newlyweds) away on their honeymoon. Major was animated by Hugh Fraser, John Lounsbery, and Fred Moore.


Original production animation cel of Major The Horse without the background.

Close up of the original production animation cel of Major The Horse without the background.


Close up of the production number.

This is a wonderful cel of Major The Horse from the scene just prior to the Fairy Godmother transforming him into the Coachman, for Cinderella's carriage on the eve of the King's Ball. Cels of Major are extremely rare, and hardly ever appear on the open market. A great opportunity to have a rare character from the Walt Disney masterpiece, "Cinderella!"

Original Production Animation Drawing of Zazu from "The Lion King," 1994


Original production animation drawing of Zazu in red and graphite pencils from "The Lion King," 1994, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered Z39 in graphite pencil lower right; Animation ladder upper right; Size - Zazu: 4 3/4 x 5 1/4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 17"; Unframed.

To purchase this drawing or to visit the Art Gallery, CLICK HERE

"He'd make a very handsome throw rug!." - Zazu

"The Lion King," 1994 is an animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The story centers on an African kingdom of lions, and was derived from William Shakespeare's famous play "Hamlet." The film was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, produced by Don Hahn, with the screenplay written by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton. Original songs were by Elton John and Tim Rice, and the original score was written by Hans Zimmer. The film features an ensemble voice cast including: Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings.


Close up of the original production animation drawing of Zazu.

Zazu is a red-billed hornbill and served as majordomo to Mufasa, Scar, and later Simba. The name "Zazu" means "(they) moved" in Hebrew. Zazu was designed by veteran Disney animator Joe Grant and animated by Ellen Woodbury, Randy Cartwright, Barry Temple, and Dan Tanaka. The famed British actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson provided the voice.


Close up of the production number.


Close up of the animation ladder.

This is a very nice and rare original production animation drawing of Zazu. He is one of the most memorable characters in the film and this is a large, full figure image. Zazu is eyes open, his wings are lifted, as are his tail feathers. A great piece of animation artwork, perfect for any collection!