Behind the Scenes
Item: #CC1281
This is a limited edition hand painted cel. Tools, lights, planks of wood, the coveted script, and the insistent director. In this limited edition hand-painted cel, Bugs, Taz, Sylvester, Tweety and Daffy, demonstrate how along with the before-mentioned theatrical items, a production is made. It is a process of cooperation, engaged upon behind the scene by many individuals, most of whom are anonymous until their names appear in the credits. In short, it is by no conjured magic or great stroke of luck that a film or television program is made. Instead, for anything from a half-hour sitcom to a major feature, grips, foleys, best boys, runners, administrative people, and security guards, to name a few, are needed. Thus, the old adage is true, that the real show occurs behind the camera.“Behind the Scenes” was drawn by noted Warner Bros. Animation Director Darrell Van Citters. The background was created by Hector Martinez whose skills have been used on various Warner Bros. properties including Batman and Superman.
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10.5" x 12.5"
18" x 20"

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Hand-painted limited editions recreate classic moments from great cartoons, using the same materials and techniques as were used in making the originals. Some limited editions are exact reproductions of frames from the films they represent, while others, such as Chuck Jones’ limited editions, are based on contemporary interpretations of great characters and scenes.

In either case, the animator’s drawing is transferred onto acetate cels, then each is meticulously hand-painted by studio artists. Each piece is hand-numbered in small edition sizes of between 100 and 750. In some cases the finished cels are then signed by the animator.

As the great majority of original cels from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s are no longer in existence, limited edition cels allow collectors an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy some of the greatest moments in the history of animation.

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