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On this page we begin by introducing a few animation cels.
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On this colorful site we deal with animation cels. Live action movie stills masquerading as celluloid are not included.
What Makes a Cel Valuable
This Walt Disney production cel from the movie Pinocchio in 1940 features the blue fairy. We saw it offered for $10,000 with a final sale at an undisclosed price.
Why is this Pinocchio cel valued so highly?
- It is old. The older a cel typically the more valuable it is.
- Disney. There's a reason why it's called the Magic of Disney
- Hand painted and hand inked.
- Famous scene. Although Pinocchio is not present in the cel, this is the blue fairy telling him "You see, Pinocchio, a lie keeps growing and growing until it's as plain as the nose on your face." It is the essence of what the story is about.
- Production cel. It was made for the movie and not for collectors.
- An original and not one of 10,000 copies.
- Pinocchio was Walt Disney's second movie after Snow White. The earlier in time for anything, the more valuable it is.