MEDIUM: Limited Edition Hand-Painted Cel
IMAGE SIZE: 12 x 16 inches
EDITION SIZE: 500
This is a limited edition of 500 hand-painted character cels from Walt Disney Pictures' Academy Award-winning animated feature Beauty and the Beast (1991). It is one of a series of selected limited-edition, hand-painted reproductions of original artwork from Disney animated films.
No production cels were created in the making of Beauty and the Beast. Thus, Disney artists have recreated the artwork from this film using traditional animation techniques. Original animation drawings were transferred to acetate "cels" by a special six-step xerographic process. The cels were also enhanced with hand-inked lines and airbrush effects.
Disney artists then hand-painted each of the cels in the edition with Disney-approved acrylic colors. The background scene accompanying this cel is a faithful reproduction of the original background used in the making of the film. The resulting artwork has been printed on premium-quality paper by Color Service Inc., of Monterey Park, California.
The original animation drawings, along with the original background, are maintained by the Disney Animation Research Library. Conforming to the practice of fine-art printing, the film used to create the background was destroyed when the edition was completed.