MEDIUM: Limited Edition Hand-Painted Cel
IMAGE SIZE: 11 x 24 inches
This is a limited edition of 500 hand-painted character eel set-ups from Walt Disney Pictures' animated feature film Aladdin (1992). 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 Aladdin 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. 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 accompanying this cel is a faithful reproduction of the original, computer enhanced hand-painted background used in the making of the film. The resulting artwork has been lithographically printed on premium-quality paper by Color Service, Inc. of Monterey Park, California.
The Disney Animation Research Library maintains the original animation drawings and hand-painted background. Conforming to the practice of fine-art printing, the film used to create the background was destroyed when the edition was completed.
Published by Disney Art Editions in 1994, the edition consists of a general edition of 500, numbered 1/500 to 500/500, 50 publisher's proofs, numbered PP I/50 to PP 50/50, and 25 hors de commerce numbered H 1/25 to HC 25/25. There are no signed cels. This recreated cel set-up, "Magic Carpet Ride," is from Sequence 16.5. Scene 44 of Aladdin; *Prince Ali' shows Jasmine a whole new world as the pair take a magic carpet ride through new and exciting places.
This piece is accompanied by the original Disney certificate of authenticity.