- The Little Mermaid (1989)
- Hand Painted Limited Edition Cel
- Produced for the Year 2007
- In a Limited Edition of Only 1500 Pieces Produced Worldwide
- Produced by The Walt Disney Company / MGM Studios (Orlando, FL 2007)
- Displayed on a Lithograph Background
- Special Disney Studio Seal of Authenticity
- Cel Size: 9.5" x 12.5"
- Comes in a Presentation Folder
The Magic of Disney Animation Limited Edition Cel (Walt Disney, 1990s). The Animation tour at the old Disney/MGM building showcased actual cels being painted on the property. This is one of those cels that was available for purchase in the gift store at the end of the tour.
The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Pictures. The 28th Disney animated feature film, it is loosely based on the 1837 Danish fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. The film tells the story of a mermaid Princess named Ariel, who dreams of becoming human and falls in love with a human prince named Eric, which leads her to make a magic deal with an evil sea witch to become human and be with him. Written and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman (who also served as co-producer alongside John Musker), and art direction by Michael Peraza Jr. and Donald A. Towns, the film features the voices of Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars, Buddy Hackett, and René Auberjonois.
The film was released through Disney's Touchstone Pictures banner on June 22, 1988. It received acclaim from critics, who praised its visuals, humor, writing and performances. It grossed $329.8 million worldwide, becoming one of the highest-grossing films in the year. It brought a renewed interest in the Golden Age of American animation, spearheading modern American animation and the Disney Renaissance. It won three Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects and received a Special Achievement Academy Award for its animation direction by Williams. In 2016, it was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".