Monday, August 10, 2020
SOMETHINGS IN OUR HOME
Not too long ago, Sandra of MadSnapper said she loved seeing what was in other bloggers homes.
So I decided to show you two animation cels we have hanging in our hall.
What is an animation cel you ask?
A cel is short for celluloid...a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted.
EACH cel has been handpainted and then photographed over a hand painted background to create ONE FRAME of the finished production.
There are 24 Frames per SECOND of production to make animated movement.
That means that just a SINGLE minute of animation can be up to 1400 separate pieces of celluloid...
each with a unique drawing plastered on its surface....
Now multiply that by 90....
That's what it takes to make a 90 minute full length animated movie.
We are collectors of all things Disney.
The first Cel we purchased is from the Disney movie... PETE'S DRAGON... made in 1977.
This is Elliott the gentle Dragon .
He was created by Ken Anderson.
Elliott is the movie's sole animated character. Ken was a master at smoothly transitioning
the character with live acting.
Dave and I had the honor of knowing Ken and being able to chat with him at many conventions.
The second cel is from THE LITTLE MERMAID.
The one we were able to purchase is of ERIC the prince in the story.
He is with Grimsby the Prince's elderly adviser and valet.
Max the Old English Sheepdog is also on the cel.
We cherish this type of art because it's a dying almost dead breed.
Since digital has become the choice of the day...
Many of the true artists have lost their jobs.
Digital is a great thing but seeing the work of the artist's hands does a lot for me.
Thanks for looking. I hope I explained this clearly enough for you to understand.
Don't forget to enlarge the photos to see the detail.
These were hard to photograph because celluloid is glare-y and our hall is dark.
Its a good place to hang these because heat and light make the paint dry and crumble.