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I do, and I'm gonna still keep on collecting as much as I can. Lets start off with this picture from top left to bottom right.
NOTE: You'll have to open the picture up in another window to get the full size
The first cel as you can see is from the infamous Nickelodeon show Doug. This is a scene from the episode where he makes a song for Patty Mayonnaise but butchers it when he starts hiccuping. This limited cel of 300 was actually hand painted by the staff and then signed by creator Jim Jenkins himself.
The second cell is from the movie Little Nemo and is of Nemo and his squirrel Icarus with the rod. This is literally a production cel, in other words, it was used in the actual movie. It came with the pencil drawing and then the hand painted cel.
The third cel is of, you guess it, the Simpsons in a Adam and Eve spoof. This is a sericel, which are cels whose characters have been transferred to the acetate by a silk-screen printing process known as serigraphy. In other words, this is NOT hand painted.
Last and never the least, my favorite, Ren & Stimpy meeting powdered toast man. Like the Doug cel, this is a limited edition of 300 (mines 33/300) and was limited to 30 artist proofs. So the scene was was transferred on to acetate by hand-inking and then each cel was hand painted. The background is just a photographic copy known as a C-print.
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Almost forgot this one:
This here is of Pepe Le Pew and Penelope in a Lady and the Tramp spoof titled "They eat pasta too". This is only a promocel, which is a little bigger than a card I'd say and basically its just a photo print. No drawing what so ever, but was issued to galleries by Warner Bros to promote limited edition cels.
Thats it for now. I'm currently trying to get my hands on a Garfield cel signed by Jim Davis. Then hopefully a Hey Arnold cel since I know the creator Craig Bartlett (great guy).
Then maybe when I start landing the big bucks I'll buy myself a WB and Disney production cel. Sorry, I can't half ass it with sericels and gleecels when it comes to these companies.
That's a nice collection Mike. I've got a couple of cels, one from a DIC cartoon from the 80s and also a very old cel with a head of the Disney character Goofy on it. I don't know where they're at, I think I have them in storage somewhere. I'm not taking care of them like you are.
Awesome! Which cartoon from DIC, do you remember? And Goofy? I'd say grab those suckers out of storage, you'll be surprised what these cels would be worth, especially Disney cels.
By the way, I just received my Hey Arnold cel PERSONALLY from Craig Bartlett himself while at work yesterday. He signed it and everything. Terrific guy. Definitely going down in list of contacts.
Yeah, I can't say enough good things about Craig. The first few seasons of Hey, Arnold! were made the old fashioned way- with cells and film. Craig was gracious enough to give away cells to the crew on our birthdays:
Thats awesome! You worked on the show then? What did you do?
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