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Disney (1929 - 1939) Silly Symphonies - Original Vintage Production Art



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Original 1932 Disney Cel Santa's Workshop - Santa Clause on Sleigh with Reindeers
Source: TV
Layers: 1
No sketches available
Oversize, 10.5W x 8H

Key Cel
End Cel
Original Matching Background

Added 11/16/2013
Updated 11/19/2013


This cel is one of my biggest Holy Grails that I have been searching for since 2008. And, after several years of searching, I finally found it! An original cel from the Silly Symphonies short "Santa's Workshop" with Key Master Background! The details in the cel, and especially background, are probably the most amazing thing I have seen in person and both cel and background are both original! Released December 10, 1932, directed by Wilfred Jackson, this was one of the earliest animation shorts produced in the full-color three strip Technicolor.

The film was already being produced in the black and white two-strip color technique when Wal Disney met with Herbert Kalmus and saw his three-strip Technicolor tests. Disney felt the "Flowers and Trees" short would be a great experiment to test out the new Technicolor process, which had proven to be a great success. In fact, this film was so successful that it won the First Academy Award for Animated Short Subjects in 1932.

This is truly a huge historical milestone, and I am so lucky to have finally obtained this piece. This has been among my biggest (if not the biggest) wishlist cel of all time. It brings back so many loving memories. And the art is just beautiful, especially with the design of the moon having a smiling face, a very typical feature in films during the 1930s.

This short was featured in "From All of Us to All of You", a Christmas television special aired in Norway and Sweden. The song, "Marche Militaire" is better known as a Christmas piece more than a military march.

Disney was able to retain the rights to Technicolor until 1935 before other studios were able to use the new "state-of-the-art", which gave him a huge leg up on his competitors such as Max Fleischer who was forced to use a more inferior animation method known as Cinecolor.




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