Featuring Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera, nearly 500 lots, and is scheduled to take place from Aug 14, - Aug 21
Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/08/2014 -- RR Auction is proud to announce, as part of a joint venture with Animation Art specialist Harry Kleiman, owner of Collector's Paradise Galleries, an eclectic collection of items for its first sale, later this month devoted entirely to Animation Art.
The nearly 500 lot auction’s foundation is based upon titan Walt Disney, consisting of over 300 pieces from the iconic studio. Our catalog expertly weaves together the tale of Animation, from Winsor McCay’s Gertie the Dinosaur, debuting in 1914, all the way up to the Simpsons animation of the 21st century.
The Disney portion of the catalog boasts a special section of Snow White material, including what is quite possibly her earliest known ‘Betty Boop’ version in fully realized cel form. The 1940 American animated film Fantasia is represented by a visually stunning concept painting of Mickey as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice conducting the universe. We also have several Pinocchio cels including two Jiminy Cricket key master setups.
Fantastic pieces of original concept art by Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle, especially a concept storyboard painting from Sleeping Beauty of Prince Phillip holding the ‘sword of truth’ as he battles Maleficent in dragon form, continue to bolster the Disney portion of the catalog. Also included are several nice pieces from Peter Pan, especially a production cel and background featuring Peter and Wendy flying hand in hand.
Lady and The Tramp is also well represented with several hand-painted pan production backgrounds and an impressive setup meant to recreate the famous Bella Notte scene. Sleeping Beauty holds some nice offerings as well, including a pan production background featuring Briar Rose and Merryweather and several amazing Maleficent cels, especially a pan production background and cel picturing the iconic villainess in her dungeon and one of her with beautifully enhanced smoke effects.
A highlight included from Fleischer Studios, is an exceptional production setup of Popeye and donkey from 1934’s Let’s You and Him Fight.
The catalog continues with a nice Warner Brothers selection covering all the major favorites—Bugs, Daffy, Porky—ranging from rare 1940s production drawings to more recent desirable limited edition Chuck Jones signed cels. The auction comes full circle with Hanna-Barbera, Tom and Jerry, and even 1968’s Yellow Submarine.
The Animation Auction from Boston, MA based, RR Auction opens for online bidding Aug 14, 2014 & ends Aug 21, 2014 at 7PM.
More details, including a preview can be found online at http://www.rrauction.com.