Original Production Animation Cels of Toby Basil, Olivia, & Dawson from "The Great Mouse Detective"
Original hand painted production animation cels of Toby and Basil of Baker Street, Olivia Flaversham, & Dr. David Q. Dawson set on a lithographic background from "The Great Mouse Detective," 1986, Walt Disney Studios; Disney seal lower left; With original Walt Disney certificate; Size - Toby, Basil, Dawson, & Olivia: 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"; Image: 11 x 15 1/2"; Unframed.
Eve Titus wrote a series of stories about Basil of Baker Street; a mouse that lived next door to Sherlock Holmes and who shared many of his skills and traits. Walt Disney Studios adapted the Titus stories into a wonderful feature film that was still able to maintain the Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes characters, even though they were transformed into a mouse world. The famed actor Vincent Price was the voice of the film's villain, Ratigan; and the film has a very strong fan following.
Toby, the basset hound, is one of the great Disney Dogs! He is lovable, fun, rolls on his back for scratching, and like all dogs works for food; specifically cheese crumpets. Toby is also obedient and being a hound dog, he is great at tracking. In this scene; Basil, Dr. Watson, and Olivia are off to track down the whereabouts of Olivia's father; and you can see them on Toby's back near his collar, with Basil holding onto the end of leash hook. This is an outstanding cel of Toby, he is full figure, eyes open, and he has his nose to the ground trying to pick up the scent of his prey. A fantastic contemporary cel setup, full of action, and just perfect for any animation art collection!
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