WALT DISNEY ART CELS #3

 

THE GOLD SEAL ART CORNER AT DISNEYLAND

After the Courvoisier Gallery went out of business in 1948, the cel craze in the galleries almost died out. The fascination for cels was now reserved primarily for the studio collectors and aficionados. The history of cel collecting was forever changed with the opening of Disneyland in July of 1955. 'Disneys Folly' was an overnight sensation! People flocked from all over the world to see Disneyland, and cel collecting was reborn in a little store that primarily sold animation cels. It was called simply, the Art Corner.
Animation cels became a very popular item at Disneyland. They started in price somewhere around $1.50, which today seems a ridiculously low cost. While previously, cel collecting had been reserved for relatively few gallery visitors, at this low price, people throughout the world were now being introduced to the magic of cels and the joy of collecting them. Many thousands of cels were bought from the time the Art Corner opened in 1955 until it finally closed its doors in the early 1960s. After the closing of the Art Corner, cels were sometimes sold at the Emporium on Main Street, and in Tinker Bells Toy Shop in Fantasyland. Cels continued to sell actively during the 1950s and l960s, especially with the release of SLEEPING BEAUTY and 101 DALMATIANS.

 

 

 

#DG1 - Disney Mickey Mouse Club, 'Mickey Mouse', (1958).(Original Mat & Art Corner Gold Seal).

#DG1 - Disney Mickey Mouse Club, 'Mickey Mouse', (1958).(Original Mat & Art Corner Gold Seal).

Price: $1200

#DG1 - Walt Disney 'Mickey Mouse', 1958. The 'Leader of the Club' Art Corner cel measures 8.00" X 9.50", bearing offical Gold Art Corner Seal on rear. There is some slight paint loss as seen in the scanned photo. However, lines are complete and colors are vivid and bold. Remember this cel was 'HANDPAINTED' not Xeroxed by computer. Perhaps the most popular children's television series of all time, the original 'Mickey Mouse Club' aired on ABC from October 3, 1955, to September 25, 1959. Each show began with an animated segment of Donald Duck striking the Mickey Mouse Club gong (and something unusual always happened when Donald hit the gong!), and each show ended with Mousekartoon Time.(Original Mat & Art Corner Gold Seal)


#DG29 - Disney Holiday for Hen-Pecked Husbands, 'Goofy' (1961). (Original Mat & Art Corner Gold Seal)

#DG29 - Disney Holiday for Hen-Pecked Husbands, 'Goofy' (1961). (Original Mat & Art Corner Gold Seal)

Price: $475

#DG29 - Walt Disney - 'Holiday for Hen-Pecked Husbands', 1961 - Episode Number 189. The Image area of goofy from the golfing sequence measures 4.00" X 5.50", bearing official Gold Art Corner Seal on rear. In the l960s, Goofy was frequently cast in suburban settings as the 'common man,' occasionally with a wife and son, to showcase some of the pitfalls of modern living. In this unusual guise, he was often known as Mr. George Geef, and even shed his distinctive voice for some of these roles. This mature role for Goofy utilized his skills as an actor, rather than playing upon his traditional persona.(Original Mat & Art Corner Gold Seal)


#DG13 - Disney '101 Dalmatians', 'The Colonel', (1961). (Matted And Framed W/Original Art Corner Seal)

#DG13 - Disney '101 Dalmatians', 'The Colonel', (1961). (Matted And Framed W/Original Art Corner Seal)

Price: $375

#DG13 - Walt Disney 'The Colonel', 1961. This '101 Dalmatians' Art Corner image measures 5.50" X 7.00". One Hundred and One Dalmatians was based on the book The Hundred and One Dalmatians by British author Dodie Smith. The contemporary tale was obviously a breath of fresh air for the Disney team after six years in the fairy tale world of Sleeping Beauty (1959). 101 Dalmatians is a distinct departure in both story and style. 'Cartoonish' exaggerations of reality were the standard for 101 Dalmatians, instead of the duplication of reality required in Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. (Matted And Framed)


#DG8 - Duck for Hire, 'Woodlore and Donald Duck', (1957). (Matted And Framed W/Original Art Corner Seal)

#DG8 - Duck for Hire, 'Woodlore and Donald Duck', (1957). (Matted And Framed W/Original Art Corner Seal)

Price: $795

#DG8 - Walt Disney 'Woodlore and Donald Duck', Air Date October 23, 1957 - Season 4 - Episode Number 80 - Production number 4-7. The Art Corner production cel image area measures 7.00" X 6.00", bearing official Gold Art Corner Seal on rear. This cel is from the Disneyland show 'Duck for Hire', of the employment agent who tries to help Donald find a new job - when he decides to give up show business and try his luck in the work-a-day world. (Matted And Framed W/Original Art Corner Seal)


#DG28 - The Coyote's Lament, 'Pappy and Junior' (1961). (Framed & Art Corner Gold Seal)

#DG28 - The Coyote's Lament, 'Pappy and Junior' (1961). (Framed & Art Corner Gold Seal)

Price: $425

#DG28 - Walt Disney - 'The Coyote's Lament', 1961. Image area measures 5.25" X 7.00" bearing official Gold Art Corner Seal on rear. In this Western romp, Pluto, the lone good guy, faces a trio of ornery critters, the pesty coyotes known as Grandpappy, Pappy and Junior. (Framed & Art Corner Gold Seal)


#DG24 - The Adventures of Chip N' Dale, 'Chip and Dale', (1959). (Original Mat & Art Corner Gold Seal)

#DG24 - The Adventures of Chip N' Dale, 'Chip and Dale', (1959). (Original Mat & Art Corner Gold Seal)

Price: $700

#DG24 - Walt Disney 'Chip and Dale', Air Date 27-Feb-1959. This Art Corner cel is believed to be from 'The Adventures of Chip N' Dale' Season 5 - Episode 119 - Production number 5-20, bearing official Gold Art Corner Seal on rear. (Original Mat & Art Corner Gold Seal)


#DG22 - The Adventures of Chip N' Dale, 'Chip and Dale', (1959). (Original Mat & Art Corner Gold Seal)

#DG22 - The Adventures of Chip N' Dale, 'Chip and Dale', (1959). (Original Mat & Art Corner Gold Seal)

Price: $700

#DG22 - Walt Disney 'Chip and Dale', Air Date 27-Feb-1959. This Art Corner cel is believed to be from 'The Adventures of Chip N' Dale' Season 5 - Episode 119 - Production number 5-20. measuring 12" X 9", bearing official Gold Art Corner Seal on rear. TRIVIA NOTE: The Chip 'N' Dale characters were named by assistant director Bea Selck for the eighteenth century furniture maker Thomas Chippendale. Oh, by the way, Chip has the black nose; Dale has the red. (Original Mat & Art Corner Gold Seal)

 


#DG15 - Chips Ahoy, 'Chip 'n' Dale', (1956). (Original Frame)

#DG15 - Chips Ahoy, 'Chip 'n' Dale', (1956). (Original Frame)

Price: $499

#DG15 - Walt Disney 'Chip 'n' Dale', 1956. The 'Chips Ahoy' image size measures 2.00" X 3.50", bearing art gold seal on rear. There is some lifting and cracking as seen in the scanned photo. However, lines are complete and colors are vivid and bold. Remember this cel was 'HANDPAINTED' not Xeroxed by computer. This was the last movie made with Donald Duck. Chip and Dale must steal a model ship from Donald in order to gather plantiful supply of acorns on an island far out in a river. Donald's attempt to interfere ate thwarted like always by the clever chipmunks, who get their food, inadvertenly, with Donald's help. (Original Frame)


#DG16 - Up A Tree, 'Chip 'N' Dale', (1955). (Original Frame)

#DG16 - Up A Tree, 'Chip 'N' Dale', (1955). (Original Frame)

Price: $895

#DG16 - Walt Disney 'Chip 'N' Dale', Originally Released on September 23, 1955. This Art Corner cel is believed to be from 'Up A Tree' and the image area measures 4.00" X 3.75". Chip 'n' Dale once again try to save their tree home from lumberjack Donald. Donald, in return, shows us how many ways he can fall off the side of a tree. (Original Frame)


#DA31 - 'Goofy', (c.1950's). (Framed W/Art Corner Gold Seal)

#DA31 - 'Goofy', (c.1950's). (Framed W/Art Corner Gold Seal)

Price: $499

#DA31 - Walt Disney 'Goofy', 1950's. This Gold Art Seal is an Original Cel, which sold at Disneyland's Art Corner. The cel is still in original mat with gold seal on rear. (Framed W/Art Corner Gold Seal)


#DG10 - 'Donald Duck', (1959). (Original Matte & Art Corner Gold Seal)

#DG10 - 'Donald Duck', (1959). (Original Matte & Art Corner Gold Seal)

Price: $499

#DG10 - Walt Disney 'Donald Duck', 1959. The Art Corner cel image size with mat measures 9.00" X 12.00", bearing official Gold Art Corner Seal on rear. (Original Matte & Art Corner Gold Seal)


#DG11 - At Home With Donald Duck, 'Donald Duck', (1956). (Original Matte & Art Corner Gold Seal)

#DG11 - At Home With Donald Duck, 'Donald Duck', (1956). (Original Matte & Art Corner Gold Seal)

Price: $475

#DG11 - Walt Disney 'Donald Duck', Air Date 21-Nov-1956 - Season 3 - Episode Number 58 - Prod #3-11. The Art Corner 'At Home With Donald Duck' image size measures 4.00" X 6.00", bearing official Gold Art Corner Seal on rear. Paint chip missing from face. From Disney's classic T.V. show 'Wonderful World Of Color'. It's Donald's birthday, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie are thrown a party by their uncle in honor of his own birthday! He treats the boys to special home screenings of his own movies on 8mm film reels, but they want to watch the Mickey Mouse and Goofy cartoons. Adding insult to injury, the boys would rather watch the Mickey Mouse Club on TV. (Original Matte & Art Corner Gold Seal)


#DG26 - 101 Dalmatians, 'The Pup And Cat', (1961). (Original Matte & Art Corner Gold Seal)

#DG26 - 101 Dalmatians, 'The Pup And Cat', (1961). (Original Matte & Art Corner Gold Seal)

Price: $1995

#DG26 - Walt Disney '101 Dalmatians', 1961. The pup and cat image area measures 7.50" X 5.50", bearing official Gold Art Corner Seal on rear. Clever Dalmatian Pongo arranges to meet the neighborhood's pretty female Dalmatian, Perdita, and in the process unites their two masters, Roger and Anita. After a rather large litter of puppies provokes the intrest of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. (Original Matte & Art Corner Gold Seal)

 


#D1 - 101 Dalmatians,'The pups', (1961). (Original Matte & Art Corner Gold Seal)

#D1 - 101 Dalmatians,'The pups', (1961). (Original Matte & Art Corner Gold Seal)

Price: $3200

#D1 - Walt Disney '101 Dalmatians', 1961. The best of the best pups image area measures 5.50" X 4.50", bearing official Gold Art Corner Seal on rear. Walt Disney's '101 Dalmatians' in 1961 was the first feature to solely use Xerox process for transferring the animators' drawings to cels. It was a spectacularly satisfying film that introduced audiences to a new style of animation that Disney adopted. Edges were more clear-cut, colors more vibrant, and backgrounds were intentionally made to look drawn rather than real. (Original Matte & Art Corner Gold Seal)