Cinderella, 1950

A great collection of original production animation cels, original production animation drawings, master production backgrounds, and model sheets for sale from the Walt Disney feature film.

SOLD - Cinderella & The Grand Duke Cels
SOLD - Cinderella & The Grand Duke Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Cinderella and The Grand Duke holding the Glass Slipper from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a custom hand painted background; Size - Cinderella: 7 x 4 3/4", Grand Duke: 6 1/2 x 4 1/2", Image 10 1/2 x 13"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella Cel & Background
SOLD - Cinderella Cel & Background

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Cinderella in the Ball Gown set on an original hand painted production background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Production numbers bottom edge of the background; Size - Cinderella: 8 1/4 x 6 1/4", Image 11 x 15 1/4", Background 12 1/2 x 15 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella & Prince Charming Drawing
SOLD - Cinderella & Prince Charming Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Cinderella and Prince Charming in red and graphite pencils from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 263 in pencil lower right; Extensive notes in red and graphite pencils throughout the sheet; Multiple animation ladders right sheet edge; Size - Cinderella & Prince Charming: 5 1/2 x 4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella In Ball Gown Cel
SOLD - Cinderella In Ball Gown Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Cinderella wearing the ball gown from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Cinderella: 8 1/4 x 6 1/4", Image 9 1/2 x 9"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Stepmother & Stepsisters Cel
SOLD - Stepmother & Stepsisters Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Lady Tremaine (Wicked Stepmother), Anastasia, and Drizella Tremaine set on a lithographic background with lithographic cel overlay from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 228 in ink lower right; Size - Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, & Drizella: 4 1/2 x 7 1/4", Image 8 1/4 x 11"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella & Footman w/ Glass Slipper Cels
SOLD - Cinderella & Footman w/ Glass Slipper Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Cinderella and The Footman holding the Glass Slipper on a Velvet Pillow set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Cinderella: 4 1/2 x 2 1/2", The Footman with the Glass Slipper: 5 x 4 3/4", Image 6 x 8 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Fairy Godmother Cel
SOLD - Fairy Godmother Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of The Fairy Godmother set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Fairy Godmother: 7 1/4 x 7", Image 8 3/4 x 12 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD Key Setup Mice Gus Jaq Lucifer
SOLD Key Setup Mice Gus Jaq Lucifer

Original hand inked & hand painted production animation cel of Gus and Jaq, numbered 27 lower right; with trimmed and applied hand inked & hand painted production cels of Lucifer & Two Fork Mice; Set on a key matching (To the Two Fork Mice) hand painted production background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Production & Studio numbers along bottom of background; Size - Lucifer 4 1/4 x 5", Gus & Jaq 3 x 3", Fork Mice 1 1/2 x 3 1/4", Cel & Background 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella In Ball Gown Cel
SOLD - Cinderella In Ball Gown Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Cinderella wearing the ball gown from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a custom hand painted watercolor background; Size - Cinderella: 6 1/2 x 5 1/4", Image 8 3/4 x 7 1/2", Frame 20 x 17 1/2"; Framed shadowboxed with a silver wood frame, linen and blue acid free mats, and UV plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella Cel
SOLD - Cinderella Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Cinderella set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 21 in ink bottom right; Size - Cinderella: 6 x 5 1/2", Cel 12 1/2 x 15 1/4", Image 9 x 13"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Lucifer Cel Setup
SOLD - Lucifer Cel Setup

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Lucifer & Dustpan and Dust Clouds set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Production numbers in ink lower cel edges; Size - Lucifer, Dustpan, & Dust Clouds: 5 3/4 x 5 1/4", Image 10 x 15"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Jaq Model Sheet
SOLD - Jaq Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Jaq from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with character (Jaq) title, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp; Size - Sheet: 16 x 20"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Lucifer Cel
SOLD - Lucifer Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Lucifer set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Lucifer: 5 x 4", Image 7 x 6"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Lady Tremaine (Stepmother) Cel
SOLD - Lady Tremaine (Stepmother) Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Lady Tremaine (Stepmother) set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Production numbers lower cel edge; Numbered 52 in ink lower right; Size - Lady Tremaine: 7 3/4 x 5 3/4", Image 10 x 15"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella In Wedding Gown Cel
SOLD - Cinderella In Wedding Gown Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Cinderella wearing the wedding gown from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Cinderella: 8 1/2 x 4 3/4", Image 10 x 6 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella Cel
SOLD - Cinderella Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Cinderella wearing the ball gown from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; With overlay cel hand signed in ink Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston lower center; Size - Cinderella: 5 x 4", Image 10 3/4 x 12 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella Mice Cel
SOLD - Cinderella Mice Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Five Mice: including Perla, Mary, Bert, and Mert all set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Five Mice: 5 3/4 x 8", Image 8 x 9"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Lucifer Model Sheet
SOLD - Lucifer Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Lucifer from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with character (Lucifer) title and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Anastasia & Drizella Cels
SOLD - Anastasia & Drizella Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Drizella and Anastasia Tremaine set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered C-39 and 75 in ink bottom right; Size - Drizella: 6 1/2 x 2 1/4", Anastasia: 6 3/4 x 3 3/4", Image 10 1/4 x 13 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Lady Tremaine (Stepmother) Drawing
SOLD - Lady Tremaine (Stepmother) Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Lady Tremaine (Stepmother) in red and graphite pencils from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 16 in pencil lower right; Size - Lady Tremaine (Stepmother): 8 3/4 x 4 3/4", Sheet: 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella & Prince Drawing
SOLD - Cinderella & Prince Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Cinderella dancing with Prince Charming in red, brown, and graphite pencils from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 131 in pencil lower right; Size - Cinderella & Prince Charming 6 1/2 x 4 1/2", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Gus & Jaq Cels w/ Production BG
SOLD - Gus & Jaq Cels w/ Production BG

Original hand inked & hand painted production animation cels of Gus and Jaq; Set on a hand painted production background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Jaq cel numbered 129A in ink lower right, Gus cel with production numbers and numbered 25 in ink lower cel edge; Production numbers in ink bottom edge of background; Size - Gus: 4 x 4 1/2", Jaq: 3 1/4 x 2 3/4", Background 12 1/2 x 15 1/2", Image 9 1/2 x 15"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Jaq Mouse Cel
SOLD - Jaq Mouse Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Jaq Mouse set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Jaq: 4 1/4 x 3", Image 9 1/2 x 10 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Anastasia & Drizella Cels
SOLD - Anastasia & Drizella Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 141 and A-37 in ink lower right; Size - Anastasia & Drizella: 6 3/4 x 5 1/2", Image 10 3/4 x 14 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Suzy Mouse Cel
SOLD - Suzy Mouse Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Suzy Mouse set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 62 in ink lower right; Size - Suzy: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2", Image 7 1/2 x 10"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Fairy Godmother Cel
SOLD - Fairy Godmother Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of The Fairy Godmother set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Fairy Godmother: 3 3/4 x 1 1/2", Image 8 3/4 x 9"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella Lady TrLady Tremaine (Stepmother) Celemaine (Stepmother) Ce
SOLD - Cinderella Lady TrLady Tremaine (Stepmother) Celemaine (Stepmother) Ce

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Lady Tremaine (Wicked Stepmother) set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 25 in ink bottom right; Size - Stepmother: 10 1/4 x 4 1/4", Image 11 1/4 x 15 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Chalk Mice (Suzy and Perla) Cel
SOLD - Chalk Mice (Suzy and Perla) Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of the Chalk Mice (including Suzy and Perla) set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 213 in ink lower right; Size - Chalk Mice: 5 x 11", Image 10 x 13 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Jaq Mouse Cel
SOLD - Jaq Mouse Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Jaq Mouse set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Jaq: 3 1/2 x 3 1/4", Image 7 1/4 x 6 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Lucifer Model Sheet
SOLD - Lucifer Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Lucifer from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with character (Lucifer) title and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Jaq Mouse Cel
SOLD - Jaq Mouse Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Jaq Mouse set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Jaq: 5 x 2 1/4", Image 7 1/4 x 6 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella's Coach Cel
SOLD - Cinderella's Coach Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Cinderella's Coach, Gus, Jaq, and two other mice as Horses, Major the Horse as the Coachman, and Bruno the Dog as the Footman set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Coach & Horses: 5 x 1 1/2", Image 5 x 6 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Gus Mouse Cel
SOLD - Gus Mouse Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Gus Mouse set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 73 in ink lower right; Size - Gus: 5 3/4 x 6", Image 9 1/2 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Lady Tremaine (Stepmother) Cel
SOLD - Lady Tremaine (Stepmother) Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Lady Tremaine (Stepmother) set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Production numbers lower cel edge; Numbered 43 in ink lower right; Size - Lady Tremaine: 7 3/4 x 5 3/4", Image 10 x 15"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Fairy Godmother Cel
SOLD - Fairy Godmother Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of The Fairy Godmother set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Fairy Godmother: 4 1/4 x 4", Image 7 1/4 x 10 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Prince Charming Drawing #67
SOLD - Prince Charming Drawing #67

Original production animation drawing of Prince Charming in brown, red, and graphite pencils from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 67 in pencil lower right; Size - Prince Charming: 6 1/2 x 1 3/4", Sheet 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Gus Cel
SOLD - Gus Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Gus Mouse set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Production numbers in ink lower cel edge; Size - Gus: 3 1/4 x 4 1/2", Image 8 x 10 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Jaq Mouse Cel
SOLD - Jaq Mouse Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Jaq Mouse set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 15 in ink lower right; Size - Jaq: 5 x 4", Image 7 1/4 x 11"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Gus Mouse With Match Cel
SOLD - Gus Mouse With Match Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Gus Mouse holding a match set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 29 in ink lower right; Size - Gus: 4 x 3", Image 10 x 13 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cinderella Cel
SOLD - Cinderella Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Cinderella holding the Invitation to the Ball set on a lithographic background from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Cinderella: 6 1/4 x 4 1/4", Image 6 1/2 x 7 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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Cinderella and The Grand Duke Cel.jpg

 Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Cinderella and The Grand Duke holding the Glass Slipper from "Cinderella," 1950, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a custom hand painted background; Size - Cinderella: 7 x 4 3/4", Grand Duke: 6 1/2 x 4 1/2", Image 10 1/2 x 13"; Unframed.

Grand Duke: Madam, my orders were every maiden! Come, my child. (he pulls up the chair for Cinderella)
(The Footman comes with the glass slipper, but Lady Tremaine uses her cane to trip him, causing him to drop the slipper and the glass shatters between Cinderella and the Grand Duke)
Grand Duke: Oh, dear! Oh, dear, oh, dear! Oh, dear! This is horrible. The King! What will he say? What have we done?
Cinderella: But maybe, if it would help----
Grand Duke: No, no. Nothing can help now, nothing.
Cinderella: But you see, I have the other slipper.
(Cinderella pulls the other glass slipper out from her apron, horrifying her stepmother and stepsisters, but filling the Duke with joy and hope. The mice cheer. The Grand Duke slides the slipper onto Cinderella's foot, and of course it fits perfectly)

 

The 1950 Walt Disney feature film "Cinderella" was based on the French version of the tale by Charles Perrault, entitled "Cinderella" and written in 1698. The film was the second in the series of great Princess films developed by Disney, the first being Snow White in 1937. The character of Cinderella is usually front and center in the pantheon of Disney Princess merchandise, perhaps because she is the only Princess not to be of a noble blood line who ended up marrying a Prince and becoming royalty.

Cinderella was animated by both Marc Davis and Eric Larson, however the two animators had different perceptions of the 

character, with Davis preferring elegance and Larson opting for simplicity. This actually worked in the film's favor, resulting in Cinderella being a much more complicated character than her predecessor Snow White. As with other Disney films, the studio hired actress Helene Stanley to perform the live-action reference for Cinderella. She would later return to the studio for the characters of Aurora in "Sleeping Beauty," 1959 and Anita Radcliffe in "One Hundred and One Dalmatians," 1961.

According to Christopher Finch, from his book "The Art of Walt Disney":
"Disney insisted that all scenes involving human characters should be shot first in live-action to determine that they would work before the expensive business of animation was permitted to start. The animators did not like this way of working, feeling it detracted from their ability to create character. The animators understood the necessity for this approach and in retrospect acknowledged that Disney had handled things with considerable subtlety."

About 400 women and girls auditioned for the voice role of Cinderella, but the role ended up going to Ilene Woods. Woods, who at the time worked on the radio and did not know anything about the audition, was asked one day by her colleagues Mack David and Jerry Livingston to sing a song from Cinderella. Without her knowledge, her recording was given by her friends to Disney Studios. After listening to the material Walt Disney immediately decided that he had found the voice with which to speak and sing the character of Cinderella and contacted Ilene.

This is an extremely rare pair of original production animation cels of Cinderella and The Grand Duke holding the only remaining Glass Slipper. This is the climatic ending of the film, when the only remaining Glass Slipper is put onto Cinderella's foot by the Grand Duke. The dialog for the scene is below:

Grand Duke: "Madam, my orders were every maiden! Come, my child."

(He pulls up the chair for Cinderella.)


(The Footman comes with the glass slipper, but Lady Tremaine uses her cane to trip him, causing him to drop the slipper and the glass shatters between Cinderella and the Grand Duke)


Grand Duke: "Oh, dear! Oh, dear, oh, dear! Oh, dear! This is horrible. The King! What will he say? What have we done?"


Cinderella: "But maybe, if it would help----"


Grand Duke: "No, no. Nothing can help now, nothing."


Cinderella: "But you see, I have the other slipper."
(Cinderella pulls the other glass slipper out from her apron, horrifying her stepmother and stepsisters, but filling the Duke with joy and hope. The mice cheer. The Grand Duke slides the slipper onto Cinderella's foot, and of course it fits perfectly)

This is an absolutely amazing piece of original production animation artwork, and would be the star of any serious collection. 


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