Fantasia Limited Edition (Walt Disney, c. 1987). Edition # 186/275. Walt Disney Art Editions published a magnificent suite of six 16 field hand-painted limited edition cels to celebrate the art of their 1940 animated feature film Fantasia. This cel Fantasia Melinda and Brutus with Cupids . The cel was created by using archived original 1940 artwork and was hand-painted individually at the Disney Ink and Paint Department located on the studio lot. The edition was only 275 pieces; this is a rare edition to find. A Disney seal is on the cel and the Disney COA is on back of the mat. Cel condition is Very Good. Measuring 22" x 17" with Mat opening of approx. 16" x 11". Double Matted (mat sold as is). Certificate of Authenticity from The Cricket Gallery.
Fantasia: An innovative and revolutionary animated classic from Walt Disney, combining Western classical music masterpieces with imaginative visuals, presented with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The eight animation sequences are colorful, impressive, free-flowing, abstract, and often surrealistic pieces. They include the most famous of all, Paul Dukas's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" with Mickey Mouse as the title character battling brooms carrying endless buckets of water. Also included are J.S. Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"; Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite"; dinosaurs and volcanoes in Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring"; the delightful "Dance of the Hours" by Ponchielli with dancing hippos, crocodiles, ostriches, and elephants; and Mussorgsky's darkly apocalyptic "Night on Bald Mountain."
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