The Smurfs Original Cel Animation Background The Roof
Classic Saturday-morning cartoon series featuring magical blue elf-like creatures called Smurfs. The Smurfs, named for their personalities, inhabit a village of mushroom houses in an enchanted forest. These loveable creatures are led by Papa Smurf and * live carefree... except for one major threat to their existance: Gargamel, an evil but inept wizard who lives in a stone-built house in the forest; and his feline companion, the equally nasty Azrael. Typical stories deal with the Smurfs' efforts to fight off * Gargamel, who wanted to do one of several things to the blue creatures including eat them, make them slaves and gain their magical secrets in order to gain dignity among the wizard's fraternity. More than once, the Smurfs had to save Gargamel from his back-firing * plans or even eviler wizard * * * * Depicted here is part of a roof from one of the Smurfs' houses. * * * Original Animation Cel and Background Overall Size of Cel: 10 1/2" x 12 1/2" Overall Size of Background: 10 1/2" x 14" * * Overall Condition: Very Good, paint chips to the cel * * * This is an original hand-painted cel set-up used in the production of an episode of "The Smurfs." Each one-of-a-kind cel represents a slight change in position of the characters. When individually photographed and projected in rapid succession, the images * appear to move. * * To create production cels, the original animator's drawing is transferred onto an acetate cel (by hand-inking and/or photo copying). The cel is then hand-painted on the reverse side. The background accompanying this set-up is an original production background * * * * The cel is ready to be matted and framed. The animator's notations are at the bottom of the cel.