Original Production Animation Cel of The Barnyard Animal Chorus from "Mary Poppins," 1964
Original hand painted production animation cels of the Barnyard Animal Chorus set on a lithographic background from "Mary Poppins," 1964, Walt Disney Studios; Pig & Two Ducks cel numbered 71-GC in ink lower right and Horse & Lamb cel numbered 403 in ink lower right; Size - Barnyard Animals: 6 1/2 x 10", Image 10 1/4 x 15 1/2"; Unframed.
"Oh, it's a jolly holiday with Mary. Mary makes your heart so light." - Bert
"Mary Poppins," 1964 was a musical fantasy feature film produced by Walt Disney Productions and was loosely based on P.L. Travers' book series of the same name. The film was directed by Robert Stevenson, with screenplay by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi. "Mary Poppins" combined live-action with animation and stared Julie Andrews in the role of Mary Poppins; a practically perfect nanny who visited a dysfunctional family in London and employed a variety of techniques to improve the family's dynamic. Dick Van Dyke was brilliant in the supporting role of Bert.
"Mary Poppins" was released on August 27, 1964 to universal acclaim; receiving a total of 13 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. The film won five: Best Actress for Andrews, Best Film Editing, Best Original Music Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Song for "Chim Chim Cher-ee." The popular success of the film in undoubtedly due to wonderful songs, that were written by the brilliant team of the Sherman Brothers.
The song "Jolly Holiday" is one of the stand out songs from the film and was written by the Sherman Brothers, Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman. The Oscar-winning music arranger Irwin Kostal provided the orchestration. The song was sung by Bert (Dick Van Dyke) and Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews). The Barnyard Animal Chorus voices were provided by Bill Lee, Ginny Tyler, Paul Frees, Marc Breaux, Marni Nixon, and the great Thurl Ravenscroft.
This is a an extremely rare original production animation cel setup of the Barnyard Animal Chorus from the film, "Mary Poppins." The animals provide backup for the famous song "Jolly Holiday" with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke performing lead vocals. A rare two cel setup that would be a stand out to any animation art collection!
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