Hand painted Animation Cel, likely used in a Merchandising Publicity event. Cel is placed on a colour laser printed background to compliment the image. Sized roughly 8.5 x 11 inches. Image ©
What is an Animation Cel?
A cel (short for celluloid) is a blank clear plastic sheet used by the studio artist to paint an animated character or object based on the animator's original pencil drawing. The cels are then placed over a background and photographed in sequence to produce an illusion of life in the completed film or cartoon short. Every cel is different but this does not mean that every cel is unique. Often multiple copies of a cel were created by the Inkers as colour models in order to advance their technique and skills.