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Original SpongeBob Animation Cel & Background Wandering

Lot 740011 View Catalog

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This original hand-painted cel and background is from the Nickelodeon TV show SpongeBob Squarepants.  The story takes place under the deep blue sea in Bikini Bottom, where SpongeBob resides. SpongeBob, who is a yellow, porous sponge, is your typical happy-go-lucky character, as he is always cheerful and enjoys making people laugh. Patrick Star, SpongeBob's neighbor who is a starfish, boasts knowing nothing and is often getting himself into ridiculous situations. Between the homes of these two lies the home of the miserable Squidward, a squid, who is known for being grouchy and playing tricks on SpongeBob and Patrick. Both SpongeBob and Squidward work at the Krusty Krab, a fast food business run by the greedy money-loving Mr. Krabs, a crab, the arch rival of the evil, possibly misunderstood, Plankton. Another neighbor, Sandy Cheeks, an athletic squirrel who normally wears an astronaut's space suit, was introduced in "Tea at the Treedome." She spends most of her time inventing and experimenting.   * SpongeBob is wandering, lost in Bikini Bottom. * * Overall Size of Background: 10 1/2" x 14"   Overall size of cel: 10 1/2" x 12 1/2"Very good conditionOriginal Production Backgrounds are used in the making of the final version of animated productions.  The background establishes the location and the overall good mood of the scene.  Typically, a background layout artist creates a drawing to establish the content of the scene, placement of characters, perspective and camera angle.  Based on this drawing, the background artist creates a preliminary painting to confirm all of the scenes details, then the final production background which is used in the filming of the scene.  When these backgrounds are individually photographed behind the progression of production cels, and projected at a rapid succession, the images in the foreground appear to move, creating an animated scene. * This cel was placed with this background because it appears to go well with it. The bottom of the sheet has peg holes, and the animator's notations. *

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