Peter Pan, 1953

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

Captain Hook & Rope Rigging Drawings
Captain Hook & Rope Rigging Drawings

Original matching production animation drawings of Captain Hook in red, green, and graphite pencils and the Rope Rigging in graphite and blue pencils from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 140 and A11 in pencil lower right; Production numbers stamp on the Captain Hook drawing lower left; Size - Captain Hook: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4", Rope Ladder: 4 x 15 1/2", Both sheets 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; $1,600 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Michael Model Sheet
Michael Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Michael from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Michael "Mike") title, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp; Size - Sheet: 14 x 17"; Unframed; $250 or Pay Over Several Months!

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SOLD - Wendy & Blanket Cel
SOLD - Wendy & Blanket Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Wendy Darling under a Blanket from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Wendy Darling & Blanket: 6 x 8 1/2", Image 7 1/4 x 10 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Peter Pan & Tinker Bell Cels
SOLD - Peter Pan & Tinker Bell Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of 1) Peter Pan 2) Tinker Bell 3) Matching Wings from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Peter Pan cel numbered 19 lower right; Tinker Bell cel numbered A-18 lower right; Tinker Bell Wings cel numbered W-A-18 lower right; Size - Peter Pan & Tinker Bell: 8 x 4 1/2", Image 9 3/4 x 14 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Peter Pan Drawing #21A
SOLD - Peter Pan Drawing #21A

Original production animation drawing of Peter Pan in graphite pencil from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 21A in pencil lower right; Size - Peter Pan: 4 1/4 x 4 3/4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Nana w/Tray Cel
SOLD - Nana w/Tray Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Nana with a Tray from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Numbered 28 in ink lower right; Size - Nana with Tray: 6 x 5 3/4", Image 10 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Peter Pan, Tiger Lily, & Indian Chief Cels
SOLD - Peter Pan, Tiger Lily, & Indian Chief Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Peter Pan, Tiger Lily, and The Indian Chief from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Peter Pan, Tiger Lily, & Indian Chief: 8 1/2 x 13 3/4", Image 11 x 14 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Peter Pan Drawing #27
SOLD - Peter Pan Drawing #27

Original production animation drawing of Peter Pan in red, blue, and graphite pencils from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 27 in pencil lower right; Size - Peter Pan: 5 1/4 x 5 1/2", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Wendy, John, & Michael Darling Cels
SOLD - Wendy, John, & Michael Darling Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Wendy cel numbered H-287 and Michael cel numbered D11 in ink lower right; Size - Wendy: 4 1/2 x 2 1/4", John: 3 3/4 x 1", Michael: 1 1/2 x 1", Image 9 1/2 x 13 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Hook & Tinker Bell Cels
SOLD - Hook & Tinker Bell Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of 1) Captain Hook 3) Candle Stick & Left Arm and Hand 3) Tinker Bell 4) Matching Wings from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background with Candle Flame lithograph cel overlay; Production numbers in ink lower cel edges; Size - Captain Hook: 8 x 9 1/2", Tinker Bell: 3 x 1 1/2", Image 10 1/2 x 13 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Tinker Bell Cel
SOLD - Tinker Bell Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Tinker Bell with matching Wings from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Set over a hand prepared custom background; Size - Tinker Bell: 7 1/2 x 3 1/2", Image 10 3/4 x 14 3/4", Frame 23 1/2 x 24 1/2"; Framed with a gold wood frame, two suede mats, gold wood fillet, plexiglass, and a custom engraved brass title plaque; SOLD!

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SOLD - Captain Hook & Smee Cel Setup
SOLD - Captain Hook & Smee Cel Setup

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation four cel setup of Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Thermometer, and Hook's Green Eyes from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Captain Hook & Mr. Smee: 9 x 10 1/2", Image 10 1/2 x 15"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Peter Pan Cel
SOLD - Peter Pan Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Peter Pan from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 133 in ink lower right; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Peter Pan: 4 1/2 x 4", Image 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Captain Hook & Tick-Tock Cel
SOLD - Captain Hook & Tick-Tock Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Captain Hook and Tick-Tock with Water Effects cel from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Production numbers lower cel edge and lower right corner; Size - Captain Hook, Tick-Tock, & Water Effects: 6 x 7 3/4", Image 11 1/2 x 14 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Signed Wendy Darling Cel
SOLD - Signed Wendy Darling Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Wendy Darling from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Hand signed in ink Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston lower center; Size - Wendy Darling: 7 1/4 x 3 3/4", Image 10 1/4 x 7"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Wendy & Michael Darling Cel
SOLD - Wendy & Michael Darling Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Wendy and Michael Darling from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Wendy & Michael Darling: 6 3/4 x 6", Image 7 1/4 x 9"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Tinker Bell Drawing #39
SOLD - Tinker Bell Drawing #39

Original production animation drawing of Tinker Bell in blue and graphite pencils from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Signed Marc Davis and numbered 39 in pencil lower right; Size - Tinker Bell: 10 1/4 x 4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2", Mat 17 x 21"; Triple matted, gold wood fillet, and an inset brass label; SOLD!

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SOLD - Tinker Bell Cel
SOLD - Tinker Bell Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Tinker Bell with matching Wings from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Tinker Bell: 6 1/4 x 4", Image 9 1/2 x 13", Frame 20 1/2 x 24 1/4"; Framed with a gold wood frame, two linen mats, gold wood fillet, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Captain Hook Cel
SOLD - Captain Hook Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Captain Hook set over a lithographic background of the deck of the "Jolly Roger" from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Captain Hook: 9 3/4 x 7", Cel 12 1/2 x 14 1/2", Image 10 x 14 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Nana The Dog Cel
SOLD - Nana The Dog Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Nana The Dog over a lithographic background from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Nana The Dog: 6 1/4 x 6", Image 7 3/4 x 9", Mat 13 1/4 x 14 1/4"; Double matted; SOLD!

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SOLD - Peter Pan Cel
SOLD - Peter Pan Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Peter Pan from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 99 in ink lower right; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Peter Pan: 5 1/2 x 3 1/4", Image 11 1/2 x 15 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Tinker Bell Drawing
SOLD - Tinker Bell Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Tinker Bell in graphite pencil from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 9 in pencil lower right; Size - Tinker Bell: 8 1/2 x 8", Sheet 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Peter Pan & Tiger Lily Cels
SOLD - Peter Pan & Tiger Lily Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Peter Pan and Tiger Lily from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Peter Pan & Tiger Lily: 6 x 11", Image 9 1/2 x 12 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Tinker Bell Cel
SOLD - Tinker Bell Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Tinker Bell from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Tinker Bell: 6 x 4", Image 9 1/4 x 10"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Captain Hook & Tick-Tock Cel
SOLD - Captain Hook & Tick-Tock Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Captain Hook and Tick-Tock with Water Effects cel from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Set over a hand prepared custom background; Size - Captain Hook & Tick-Tock: 11 1/4 x 5 1/2", Image 12 1/4 x 16"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Indian Chief Signed Cel
SOLD - Indian Chief Signed Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of The Indian Chief from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Signed by Marc Davis and numbered 19 in ink lower right; Size - Indian Chief: 9 x 6", Image 11 x 14 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Peter Pan Drawing #29
SOLD - Peter Pan Drawing #29

Original production animation drawing of Peter Pan in red, brown, and graphite pencils from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 29 in pencil lower right; Size - Peter Pan: 9 1/4 x 6 3/4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Peter Pan Cel
SOLD - Peter Pan Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Peter Pan from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 103 in ink lower right; Set over a hand prepared custom background; Size - Peter Pan: 5 1/4 x 2 3/4", Image 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Tick-Tock Cel
SOLD - Tick-Tock Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Tick-Tock with Matching Water Effects cel from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Numbered 99A and W99A in ink lower right corners; Size - Tick-Tock & Water Effects: 8 1/4 x 13 1/4", Image 11 1/4 x 14 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Wendy Darling Cel
SOLD - Wendy Darling Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Wendy Darling from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Size - Wendy: 8 1/2 x 4", Image 10 x 13", Frame 21 x 24 1/4"; Framed with a gold wood frame, two linen mats, gold wood fillet, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Tinker Bell Cel
SOLD - Tinker Bell Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Tinker Bell from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Numbered 18 in ink lower right; Size - Tinker Bell: 6 1/4 x 2 1/4", Image 11 x 14 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Framed Captain Hook Cel
SOLD - Framed Captain Hook Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Captain Hook over a matching lithographic background from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Captain Hook 6 1/4 x 7", Image 7 1/2 x 8 1/4", Frame 16 1/2 x 17 1/2"; Framed using a black wood frame, a red mat, a black wood fillet, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Peter Pan Cel
SOLD - Peter Pan Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Peter Pan from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 64 in ink lower right; Set over a custom hand painted background; Size - Peter Pan: 7 1/4 x 6", Image 11 1/2 x 15 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - John, Lost Boys, Indians Cel
SOLD - John, Lost Boys, Indians Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of John Darling, Lost Boys Raccoon Twins, and Two Indians set on a lithographic background from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Size - John Darling, Raccoon Twin Lost Boys, and Two Indians: 7 1/2 x 10 1/2", Cel 12 1/2 x 15 1/2", Image 11 1/4 x 15"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Peter Pan Drawing
SOLD - Peter Pan Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Peter Pan in red, blue, and graphite pencils from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 30 in pencil lower right; Size - Peter Pan: 9 1/2 x 7", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Peter Pan Triple Signed Cel
SOLD - Peter Pan Triple Signed Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Peter Pan over a lithographic background from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; The cel is hand signed in ink by Frank Thomas, Marc Davis, and Ollie Johnston; Size - Peter Pan: 2 3/4 x 6 1/2", Image 9 1/2 x 13 1/4", Mat 16 1/2 x 20"; Triple matted, wood fillet, and inset plaque; SOLD!

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SOLD - Mr. Smee Cel
SOLD - Mr. Smee Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Mr. Smee from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Mr. Smee, Tray, & Pirate Arm: 8 1/2 x 6 1/4", Image 8 3/4 x 8 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Captain Hook Cel
SOLD - Captain Hook Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Captain Hook set over a lithographic background of the deck of the "Jolly Roger" from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Captain Hook: 8 1/2 x 5", Image 9 1/4 x 12", Mat 16 17 1/2"; Triple matted with an inset brass title plaque; SOLD!

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SOLD - Tick-Tock Drawing
SOLD - Tick-Tock Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Tick-Tock (The Crocodile) in graphite pencil from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 103 lower right; Size - Tick-Tock & Water Ripples: 4 3/4 x 6 3/4", Sheet 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Captain Hook Cel
SOLD - Captain Hook Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Captain Hook over a lithographic background from "Peter Pan," 1953, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Captain Hook 6 1/4 x 6 1/4", Cel 10 1/2 x 12 3/4", Background 8 x 8 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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Walt Disney Peter Pan Tinker Bell Original Production Animation Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of 1) Peter Pan 2) Tinker Bell 3) Matching Wings from "Peter Pan," 1953; Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Peter Pan cel numbered 19 lower right; Tinker Bell cel numbered A-18 lower right; Tinker Bell Wings cel numbered W-A-18 lower right; Size - Peter Pan & Tinker Bell: 8 x 4 1/2", Image 9 3/4 x 14 1/2"; Unframed.

The author J. M. Barrie first used Peter Pan as a character in a section of the adult novel "The Little White Bird" in 1902. He returned to that character with his stage play entitled "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up," which premiered in London on December 27, 1904. The play ran until 1913, and it was later adapted by Walt Disney for the animated feature film entitled, "Peter Pan," in 1953.

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The main character of Peter Pan was animated by Milt Kahl and Eric Larson. Kahl did the majority of the animation sequences with Larson working mainly on the flying to London sequence, as well as some animation work on both Wendy Darling and Captain Hook.

Milt Kahl was not very excited about his assignment for Peter Pan. He had to animate both Peter Pan and Wendy Darling; two characters that had to be handled like real human beings and therefore would be a great challenge. “Peter was interesting in that you had to make him fly but after that was over he became a chore,” said Kahl. "Peter Pan's" supervising animator, Ron Clements, remembered that for years Milt Kahl resented the fact that animator Frank Thomas was assigned the character of Captain Hook instead of him. It is interesting to note that Peter Pan is one of the most interesting male protagonists of the early Walt Disney films because he is very heroic, opinionated, and has a zeal for life. Kahl’s animation of him totally embraces those characteristics as well as his great grace, expert timing, all combined with a very appealing artistic design.

Bobby Driscoll was the first actor Walt Disney ever put under contract, and was cast to play the lead character in the 1946 film "Song of the South." The film would introduce live action into an extensive animation based film. The film was very successful and turned Driscoll, and his co-star Luana Patten, into overnight child stars! The pair were even discussed for a special Academy Award as the best child actors of the year.

Driscoll went on to appear in a large number of specials and to star in some of The Walt Disney Company's most popular live-action pictures of that period, such as "So Dear to My Heart" in 1948, and in the role of Jim Hawkins in "Treasure Island" in 1950. This last role earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1953, he served as animation model and provided the voice for the title role in "Peter Pan," Driscoll's last major success. Driscoll was cast opposite Disney's "Little British Lady" Kathryn Beaumont, who was in the role of Wendy Darling. Driscoll was the model for all the close up Peter Pan scenes and the dancer and choreographer Roland Dupree was the model for the character's motion sequences. All the live action model scenes were played out on an almost empty sound stage with only the most essential props, and filmed for use by the animators.

Tinker Bell was designed and animated by Walt Disney veteran animator, Marc Davis (who supervised the animation and contributed to the design of: Cinderella, Alice, Wendy, Tinker Bell, Aurora, Maleficent, and Cruella De Vil). Without the aid of a vocal performance, he relied on Tinker Bell's facial and body expressions for the animation; taking inspiration from previous pantomime characters such as Mickey Mouse's dog Pluto and Dopey from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Once "Peter Pan" was released, Tinker Bell received critical acclaim and would continue to be one of Disney's trademark characters. She has become one of the main spokes-characters for The Walt Disney Company and one of its most popular and iconic characters since her creation. Many people remember the opening to the TV show "The Wonderful World of Disney," as Tinker Bell would fly towards the center of the screen with a thin wand in her hand, waving it, and causing fairy dust to fly out towards the viewer!

From veteran Walt Disney animator Andreas Deja:
"To me Tinker Bell is perfection. Her character arc in the story is very strong. Because of her affection for Peter Pan she is jealous of Wendy, which gets her into trouble. But toward the end of the film she saves Peter's life as well as the other kids. Her animation throughout is flawless. Occasionally based on live action reference, Marc animated her beautifully. She always feels like a small figure, but the acting has great range and subtlety. Marc said he really enjoyed the challenge of a mute character, where pantomime is the name of the game."

Because of the public's love of the character, DisneyToon Studios decided to create a series of films staring Tinker Bell; and the movies were extremely popular and very well received. The voices of Mae Whitman, Raven-Symoné, Lucy Liu, America Ferrera, Kristin Chenoweth and Pamela Adlon are featured in the series of films. Each of the first four films is set around one of the four seasons: "Tinker Bell," 2008 centered around Spring, "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure," 2009 around Autumn, "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue," 2010 around Summer, and "Secret of the Wings," 2012 around Winter. A fifth title, "Pixie Hollow Games," 2011 was supposed to be based on all four seasons, but it was released before "Secret of the Wings" and the film was scaled down. A sixth film, entitled "The Pirate Fairy," was released on April 1, 2014, followed by the release of a seventh film "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast" on March 3, 2015. The film series was a spin-off of and prequel to the animated feature film "Peter Pan" and to its sequel, "Return to Never Land."

This is an exceptionally rare original production animation cel setup of both Peter Pan and Tinker Bell; but making the work even more extraordinary, is that Tiker Bell also has her matching wings cel. Production artwork of Tinker Bell (much less with their matching wings) is rare to the market, and it is really amazing that even in this small scale, there is a separate hand painted Wings cel created! This allows for Tinker Bell's body and wings to move independently on screen. A wonderful piece that would be a highlight to any Walt Disney animation art collection!

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