(Walt Disney Studios, 1967) Original production key master cel and background setup featuring Mowgli and Baloo from The Jungle Book, showing Baloo following Mowgli as he scampers up a tree. The cels are trimmed to image and placed on the hand-painted production background as prepared by the Disney Art Props Department; Mowgli is keyed to the extremely detailed background and Baloo was subsequently added to the scene by Art Props. Baloo measures 6 x 6.5 and Mowgli measures 2.5 x 3.5, with a mat opening of 15 x 10.5. Mat dimensions are 23.5 x 20. The piece has the original Art Props label on the reverse. In fine condition. While many later Disney features had animators responsible for a single character, in The Jungle Book the animators designed entire sequences. A highly desirable and well-presented piece from a classic animated feature film—the last that Disney himself worked on.
Bidding for the Animation Auction opens Aug 14, 2014 & ends Aug 21, 2014