PREHISTORIC REN - REN & STIMPY Original 1990’s Production Cel Animation Art Background Key

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A background key is a miniature, preliminary, hand painted watercolor background done by the animators before the final background was created. They are the building blocks for how the background should look before creating the full size version.

  • Nickelodeon's 1991-1995 Smash Hit The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • From Ren & Stimpy episode "Prehistoric Ren"
  • Original Hand Painted Animation Production Cel Background Key
  • Includes Certificate of Authenticity (COA) and studio seal from Nickelodeon Studios
  • The background key is unframed and unmatted (Cel size: 12 Field i.e. 5.75”X6.5”)

This background key was used to make an episode of REN & STIMPY

The Ren and Stimpy Show is an American/Canadian animated television series created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi.  The series follows the adventures of the eponymous characters: Ren Höek, a neurotic "asthma-hound" chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, — a simpleminded manx cat. They wander around in nonsensical adventures in a style reminiscent of the Golden Age of American animation.

A series from the children's cable network Nickelodeon, The Ren and Stimpy Show had a reputation for subversive humor. The controversy mostly stemmed from imagery and cartoon violence.  In 1992, Nickelodeon fired Kricfalusi and production moved from Kricfalusi's Spümcø studios to Games Animation, where it stayed until its cancellation in 1997.


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