Jasper52 presents Animation Cels 1930s-1990s, July 7

 

‘Chuck Amuck’ limited edition cel featuring Bugs Bunny, est. $600-$700

‘Chuck Amuck’ limited edition cel featuring Bugs Bunny, est. $600-$700

NEW YORK – On Thursday, July 7, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present its next Animation Cels 1930s-1990s auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

A total of 102 lots will be offered, featuring original cels, drawings, limited edition lithographs and similar materials that produced, or is connected with, the animated movies and television shows you grew up with. Represented among the Disney classics are Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, Pinocchio, Cinderella, The Adventures of Chip n Dale, Peter Pan and Mickey’s Christmas Carol, to name a few.

Nicktoons items on offer in the July 7 sale include pieces from Hey Arnold, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Angry Beavers, AAAhh!! Real MonstersDoug, Rugrats and Rocko’s Modern Life. Also present are cels and other material from productions such as Cool World and The Secret of Nimh, as well as Beavis and Butthead, Aeon Flux, The Jetsons, The Real Ghostbusters and the animated TV series Back to the Future.

Original production cel from ‘The Ren and Stimpy Show,’ est. $200-$250

Original production cel from ‘The Ren and Stimpy Show,’ est. $200-$250

Expected top lots include an original hand-painted production cel from The Ren & Stimpy Show, the controversial Nickelodeon program that ran from 1991 to 1995. The cel depicts both the title characters from the waist up against a reproduction background that appears to be a concrete cell or perhaps a spacious bathroom. The episode in which it was used is not specified. The piece comes with a studio seal and a certificate of authenticity, and it is estimated at $200-$250.

Certain to command bidders’ attention is concept art for the Jiminy Cricket character from Disney’s 1940 classic, Pinocchio. It shows Jiminy Cricket in full, holding an umbrella aloft, and it is rendered in graphite with highlights done in red pencil, all on 5-peghole animation paper. It is numbered 87 in the bottom right corner and is described as being in “fine condition.” The drawing is estimated at $1,100-$1,500.

Jiminy Cricket concept art for Disney’s ‘Pinocchio,’ est. $1,100-$1,500

Jiminy Cricket concept art for Disney’s ‘Pinocchio,’ est. $1,100-$1,500

The final standout comes from the Warner Brothers universe: a Chuck Amuck limited edition cel of Bugs Bunny by legendary animator Chuck Jones. The cel dates to 1989, the year in which Jones released his autobiography Chuck Amuck – The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist. It replicates the cover art for the book, and it is number 349 of an edition of 750. A Linda Jones seal is on the cel and it is signed on the bottom right. It is estimated at $600-$700.

 

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