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Exclusive Preview: Profiles in History To Auction 600+ Pieces of Animation Art & Disneyana

Looking for a holiday gift for the cartoon lover who has everything?

You’re certain to find the perfect inspiring piece of animation art in Profile in History’s upcoming Winter 2016 Animation & Disneyana Auction. Set to take place on Friday, December 9, starting at 11:00 AM PST, the spectacular auction event will offer over 600 lots, including some of the finest examples of vintage and contemporary animation art and ephemera ever handled by the venerable auction house.

A particularly rich collection of Disneyana can be found in the auction, from original cels and art to Walt Disney’s Last Will and Testament. The auction also presents the most comprehensive collection of Bob Olszewski Disney sculptures ever assembled, as well as rare early Olszewski miniatures.

For a look at all the items available and to bid online, visit the Profiles in History web site. Below, we take a closer look at six of the special pieces in next week’s auction:

“SAMANTHA” PRODUCTION CEL WITH EFFECTS CEL FROM THE OPENING TITLE TO BEWITCHED. (Screen Gems TV, 1970)

Animated by Hanna-Barbera Studios, this original production cel of Elizabeth Montgomery as “Samantha Stevens” is from the “Oscar Meyer Presents” animated sequence of the opening titles used during the 7th Season of the show. Samantha is perfectly centered. By far the best we’ve seen. The untrimmed animation cel measures 10.5 x 12.5 in. and is paired with a star effects cel. The image of Samantha measures 6.5 x 6.5 in. Accompanied by matching stat drawing hand embellished in pencil. In very fine condition.
$4,000 – $6,000
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Samantha production cel with effects cel from the opening title to "Bewitched."


PETER PAN DISNEY ART PROPS CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION ART. (Disney, 1953)

This spectacular Art Props set-up was specially made for Christmas, right before the animated feature was released on Feb. 5, 1953. Walt Disney had a special set-up made by the Disney animators to be given out to dignitaries. The cels have been trimmed and applied to an original production background from Peter Pan measuring 12 x 15 in. Comes with COA on the verso as prepared at Disney Studios for presentation purposes. In very fine condition.
$8,000 – $12,000

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"Peter Pan" Disney art props Christmas presentation art.


ASTRO BOY PRODUCTION CEL ON A PRODUCTION BACKGROUND FROM THE ORIGINAL ASTRO BOY TV SERIES. (Mushi Prod., 1963)</h5< Extremely rare untrimmed cel and production background measure 10 x 12 in. Image size is 5 in. Astro Boy was the first popular animated Japanese television series that embodied the aesthetic that later became familiar worldwide as anime. In very fine condition.
$3,000 – $5,000
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"Astro Boy" production cel on a production background.


“GRINCH” AND “MAX” WITH SLEIGH PRODUCTION CELS ON MATCHING PRODUCTION BACKGROUND FROM HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! (MGM, 1966)

Extremely rare key set-up. Untrimmed cels and production background measure 10.5 x 12.5 in. Image size is 6 x 8 in. Signed by Chuck Jones. In very fine condition.
$8,000 – $12,000

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 Grinch and Max with sleigh production cel from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"


“TRYPTICON” VS. “MENASOR” PRODUCTION CEL ON A PRODUCTION BACKGROUND WITH THE MATCHING PRODUCTION DRAWING FROM THE TRANSFORMERS EPISODE “THIEF IN THE NIGHT”. (Sunbow Productions, 1986)

Extremely rare set-up. Untrimmed cel, drawing and production background measure 10.5 x 12.5 in. In fine condition. Also includes an “Akom” animation file folder.
$800 – $1,200
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 Trypticon vs. Menasor production cel and background from "The Transformers."


WARNER BROS. “PARADE OF CHARACTERS” PAN PUBLICITY CEL ON A HAND-PAINTED CUSTOM BACKGROUND FEATURING ALL OF THE CLASSIC “LOONEY TUNES” CHARACTERS.(Warner Bros., 1970s)

This huge hand-painted publicity cel was created by the Warner Bros. studio artists as a marketing asset for promotional purposes including multiple trade shows and entertainment conventions. It hung at the Warner Bros. Studio for over 20 years. The pan cel and painted background measure 12.5 x 54 in. In fine condition.
$2,000 – $3,000

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Warner Bros. Parade of Characters pan publicity cel on a hand-painted custom background.

Some other auction highlights include:

  • Bob Olszewski Disney sculptures as well as early work with Hummel and Goebel
  • An incredible selection of Christmas illustration art and original paintings
  • Walt Disney signed document marking the genesis of the Disney Empire/brand
  • I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched opening titles cel
  • “Cinderella” ball gown production cel on a master production background from Cinderella
  • Disneyana including cast member attraction costumes and rare hand-silkscreened ride posters
  • “Atom-mobile” miniature prop from the retired Journey Through Inner Space attraction
  • Disney park props including a miniature Jungle Cruise boat
  • An assortment of props from The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction
  • Original Disney concept art by Eyvind Earle and Mary Blair
  • Charles Schulz Peanuts art including an It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown storyboard
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas production cels and artwork
  • Tim Burton original The Nightmare Before Christmas artwork and set pieces
  • The Transformers original animated series never-before-seen production art, scripts, and cels
  • Comic strip art by Charles Schulz, Gary Larson and Patrick McDonnell

To examine and bid on the lots in the auction, visit the Profiles in History web site.

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Tips & Tricks for Creating Fantastic Beasts From the Artists of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Behind the scenes of the film’s biggest beasts.

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