Original Nickelodeon TV Animation Art Cel used in the production of Spongebob Squarepants.
Please ignore any glare or reflection on the cel, this is only from the camera and is not present on the cel.
Spongebob is full of some of Nickelodeon's well known characters: Spongebob Squarepants, Squidward Q. Tentacles, Patrick Star, Sheldon J Plankton, Sandy Cheeks, Mr Krabs and Gary.
The Cel size is 12 field approximately 10" x 12". Image © Nickelodeon Studios
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.