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$100k ‘Snow White’ Cels Among Animation Auction Lots

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$100k ‘Snow White’ Cels Among Animation Auction Lots

Profiles in History will be presenting an auction of significant pieces by legendary studios at its Animation Art Auction, taking place December 18-19. Among the gems is a lot consisting of original production cels and matching background from the “Off to Bed” sequence of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), which is expected to fetch over $100,000.

Other notable Disney offerings include a Snow White production background depicting a flash of evil eyes as the princess races through the “Scary Forest” (est. $20k); original Mary Blair production cel and background from Alice in Wonderland (est. $30k); original Gustaf Tenggren art for Pinocchio ($60k); and a poster for 1927’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in Great Guns! — one of only four Disney “Oswald” posters known to exist (est. $20k).

Several pieces from renowned Looney Tunes animator Chuck Jones are also among the thousand-plus lots, such as an original watercolor of Bugs Bunny as Robin Hood, Daffy Duck as Little John and Porky Pig as Friar Tuck (est. $20k); and his original oil painting depicting Daffy as Zorro with Elmer Fudd (est. $40k).

Works from Hanna-Barbera, Marvel Productions, Fox Studios, MGM Studios, Fleischer Studios and acclaimed artists like Ralph Bakshi, Don Bluth and Eyvind Earle can also be found among the lots. Qualified bidders can participate in person (Calabasas, Calif.) or by phone, absentee bids or real time online. Auctions begin at 11 a.m. PST. Visit for more information.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs "Off to Bed" cel

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs “Off to Bed” cel


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