The Jungle Book, 1967

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

Shere Khan Cel
Shere Khan Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Shere Khan from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 13 in ink lower right; Walt Disney seal lower left; Size - Shere Khan: 8 x 10 1/4", Image 10 1/2 x 14 1/2"; Unframed; $2,250 or Pay Over Several Months!

Bagheera Cel
Bagheera Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Bagheera from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Bagheera: 2 3/4 x 10", Image 10 1/2 x 13"; Unframed; $2,150 or Pay Over Several Months!

Baloo Cel
Baloo Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Baloo from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; With original Art Corner label verso; Size - Baloo: 6 1/2 x 6 1/2", Image 7 1/2 x 9 3/4"; Unframed; $950 or Pay Over Several Months!

Baloo and Bagheera Cels
Baloo and Bagheera Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Baloo and Bagheera from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 11 and 120 in ink lower right; Faded original Walt Disney Seal lower right; Size - Baloo with Club: 9 x 3 3/4", Bagheera: 5 x 7 3/4", Image 10 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; $1,650 or Pay Over Several Months!

Mowgli and Kaa Cels
Mowgli and Kaa Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Mowgli and Kaa from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Mowgli & Kaa: 6 3/4" x 9", Image 7 x 10"; Unframed; $1,650 or Pay Over Several Months!

Baloo Cel
Baloo Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Baloo from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Baloo: 6 1/4 x 4 1/4", Image 8 x 10 1/4"; Unframed; $1,250 or Pay Over Several Months!

Bagheera Cel
Bagheera Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Bagheera from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 181 in ink lower right; With original Walt Disney Seal lower right and original Walt Disney Certificate of Authenticity; Size - Bagheera: 7 1/2 x 7 1/2", Image 10 x 13 1/4"; Unframed; $2,150 or Pay Over Several Months!

Baloo and Kaa Cels
Baloo and Kaa Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Baloo and Kaa from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Baloo & Kaa: 6 3/4" x 9", Image 9 1/4 x 11 1/2"; Unframed; $1,250 or Pay Over Several Months!

Bagheera Model Sheet
Bagheera Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Bagheera from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Bagheera) titles, production numbers, and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp center top; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $300 or Pay Over Several Months!

Baloo Cel
Baloo Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Baloo from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Baloo: 6 x 5 1/2", Image 7 3/4 x 10"; Unframed; $950 or Pay Over Several Months!

SOLD - Shere Khan & Kaa Cels
SOLD - Shere Khan & Kaa Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Shere Khan and Kaa from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 95 and 339 in ink lower right; Walt Disney seal lower left; Size - Shere Khan: 7 x 5 1/2", Kaa: 4 1/2 x 6 1/4", Image 10 1/4 x 15"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - King Louie and Mowgli Cel
SOLD - King Louie and Mowgli Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of King Louie and Mowgli from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 38 in ink lower right corner; Walt Disney seal lower right corner; Size - King Louie & Mowgli: 8 x 7 1/4", Image 9 1/2 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Baloo and Mowgli Cel
SOLD - Baloo and Mowgli Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Baloo and Mowgli from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; With original Art Corner Certificate sticker; Size - Baloo & Mowgli: 6 1/4" x 4", Image 9 3/4" x 8"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Mowgli & Vultures Cels
SOLD - Mowgli & Vultures Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of 1) Vultures: Buzzie, Dizzy, Ziggy, and Flaps 2) Mowgli; Both from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Vultures: 8 1/4" x 3 1/4", Mowgli: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2", Image 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Baloo The Bear Cel
SOLD - Baloo The Bear Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Baloo The Bear from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Baloo: 6 3/4 x 4", Cel 10 x 12"; Image 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Shere Khan Cel
SOLD - Shere Khan Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Shere Khan from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 99 in ink and Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Shere Khan: 7 3/4 x 4 1/2", Image 9 1/2 x 15"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Mowgli and Hathi Jr. Cels
SOLD - Mowgli and Hathi Jr. Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Mowgli and Hathi Jr. (Baby Elephant) from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Mowgli: 5 1/2 x 2", Hathi Jr.: 3 3/4 x 4 3/4", Image 7 1/4 x 7 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Baloo Drawing Frank Thomas
SOLD - Baloo Drawing Frank Thomas

Original production animation drawing of Baloo The Bear in graphite pencil from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Signed by Frank Thomas in graphite pencil lower center; Numbered 63 lower and center right; Size - Baloo The Bear: 8 3/4 x 8 1/4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Shere Khan Cel
SOLD - Shere Khan Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Shere Khan from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 39 in ink lower right corner; Walt Disney seal lower left corner; Size - Shere Khan: 7 3/4 x 9 1/4", Image 10 1/2 x 16"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Mowgli and Kaa Cel
SOLD - Mowgli and Kaa Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mowgli and Kaa from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered C83 in ink lower right; Size - Mowgli & Kaa: 6 1/2" x 6 3/4", Image 9 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Mowgli & Kaa Cels
SOLD - Mowgli & Kaa Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Mowgli and Kaa from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Mowgli & Kaa: 6 1/4" x 9 3/4", Image 9 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - King Louie and Mowgli Cels
SOLD - King Louie and Mowgli Cels

Original hand-painted production animation cels of King Louie; numbered 39, hand-signed Frank Thomas in black ink, lower left and hand-signed Ollie Johnston in black ink, lower center, and of Mowgli and King Louie’s Arm; numbered 223, both used during the production of The Jungle Book, 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a hand painted non-production background; Size - Image 14 x 20"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Bagheera Cel
SOLD - Bagheera Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Bagheera from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 43A in ink lower right; Size - Bagheera: 4 1/2 x 8 1/4", Image 10 x 16"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Baloo Cel
SOLD - Baloo Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Baloo The Bear from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; With original Art Corner Certificate sticker; Size - Baloo: 7 1/4 x 3 3/4", Image 10 3/4 x 10"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Kaa Cel
SOLD - Kaa Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Kaa from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Kaa: 6 3/4" x 3 1/2", Image 9 x 7 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Vultures Cels
SOLD - Vultures Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Buzzie, Dizzy, Ziggy, and Flaps from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered E55, D37, F19, and A229; Set on a lithographic copy of an original Jungle Book production background; Size - Vultures: 6" x 13 1/4", Image: 10" x 14", Mat: 16" x 20"; Double matted; SOLD!

SOLD - Shere Khan Cel
SOLD - Shere Khan Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Shere Khan from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Signed by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston in ink center; Numbered 19 in ink and Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Shere Khan: 5 3/4 x 7 1/2", Image 10 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - King Louie Cel
SOLD - King Louie Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of King Louie from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; With original Art Corner Certificate sticker; Size - King Louie: 6 3/4" x 7", Image 8" x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Shere Khan Key Setup
SOLD - Shere Khan Key Setup

Original hand painted production animation cel of Shere Khan numbered 111 in ink lower right; Set on a key matching hand painted production background from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Shere Khan: 8 1/4" x 9", Image 10 1/2" x 15", Background 12 x 16"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Mowgli Cel
SOLD - Mowgli Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mowgli from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Mowgli: 4 x 1 1/2", Image 8 x 10"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Mowgli And Kaa Cel
SOLD - Mowgli And Kaa Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mowgli and Kaa from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a hand prepared background; Size - Mowgli & Kaa: 8 1/4" x 8 1/2", Cel: 10 1/4" x 11 1/2", Image 8" x 11", Frame 20 1/2 x 23"; Framed with three linen acid free mats, a gold wood frame, and UV conservation clear glass; SOLD!

SOLD - Mowgli Cel
SOLD - Mowgli Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mowgli from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; With original Art Corner Certificate sticker; Size - Mowgli: 7 1/4 x 5", Image 10 x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Colonel Hathi Cel
SOLD - Colonel Hathi Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Colonel Hathi from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Colonel Hathi: 7 1/4" x 8 1/2", Image 8 1/2 x 11 1/4", Frame 14 1/4 x 17 1/4"; Framed with a gold metal frame, double matted, and plexiglass; SOLD!

SOLD - King Louie Cel
SOLD - King Louie Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of King Louie from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - King Louie: 6 3/4" x 7", Cel: 9 1/4" x 12", Image 8" x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Mowgli And Kaa Cels
SOLD - Mowgli And Kaa Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Mowgli and Kaa from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Mowgli & Kaa: 5 3/4 x 7 1/4", Image 7 1/2 x 9 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Shere Khan & Kaa Cels
SOLD - Shere Khan & Kaa Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Shere Khan and Kaa from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Shere Khan cel: 10 x 12" and Image: 6 x 7 1/2"; Kaa cel: 8 x10" and Image 5 1/2 x 5 1/4", Total Image: 9 1/2 x 15", Frame 27 x 32 1/2"; Framed with a gold and black wood frame, three suede acid free mats, a gold wood fillet, and UV conservation clear glass; SOLD!

SOLD - Baloo The Bear Cel
SOLD - Baloo The Bear Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Baloo The Bear from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Production numbers lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Baloo: 6 1/4" x 4 1/4", Cel 12 1/2 x 16"; Image 10 x 15 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Shere Khan Cel
SOLD - Shere Khan Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Shere Khan from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Shere Khan: 6 1/2" x 5", Image 8 x 10"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Shere Khan Cel
SOLD - Shere Khan Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Shere Khan from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Shere Khan: 5" x 6 3/4", Cel: 10" x 12", Image: 7 x 9 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Mowgli And Kaa Cels
SOLD - Mowgli And Kaa Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Mowgli and Kaa from "The Jungle Book," 1967, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Mowgli with Kaa's Tail cel numbered C6 lower right; With original Art Corner Certificate sticker and backing board; Size - Mowgli & Kaa: 4 3/4" x 7 3/4", Image 7 1/4 x 9 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

Walt Disney The Jungle Book Original Production Animation Cel

Original hand painted production cels of Shere Khan and Kaa from "The Jungle Book," 1967; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Shere Khan cel: 10 x 12" and Image: 6 x 7 1/2";  Kaa cel: 8 x10" and Image 5 1/2" x 5 1/4", Total Image: 9 1/2 x 15", Frame 27 x 32 1/2"; Framed with a gold and black wood frame, three suede acid free mats, a gold wood fillet, and UV conservation clear glass.

Shere Khan, a Bengal tiger, is the main antagonist in the 1967 Walt Disney film "The Jungle Book;" an adaption of writer Rudyard Kipling's series of stories. Khan was voiced by George Sanders, a veteran actor with a deep bass voice and a heavy British accent. According to Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston from "The Disney Villain":

"The perfect choice for the voice was George Sanders, the complete cynic, who added the element of boredom. With this voice, we could imagine a tiger who would kill without concern or effort. Sanders was asked if he would like a drawing of Shere Khan as a souvenir, to which he responded, "I suppose so." Asked further if he would like Walt to autograph it, he replied, "How utterly absurb. Why would I want his signature? He might want mine, I created the character."

The next two paragraphs are excepts from "The Disney Villain," by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston:

"It is not often that true villains as unique as Kaa and Shere Khan confront each other. In "The Jungle Book" the meeting was not a a victim-villain relationship because thy had nearly equal strengths. It was more a game of "keep away." Kaa will not admit that he has Mowgli hypnotized high in the tree as the tiger suspects. In a cold but polite manner Shere Khan tries to intimidate the crafty Kaa by suggesting, 'I thought you might be entertaining someone up there in your coils."

"The tiger is almost unbeatable, but he is unable to find out if Mowgli is really up in the tree. Any other character would have been terrified by the treatment Kaa is receiving, yet the snake continues to be evasive. He is a slippery antagonist, withstanding threats and humiliation in order to keep Mowgli for himself. It is an entertaining standoff for these two powerful predators, but it is Mowgli who eventually wins the day."

Milt Kahl, the great veteran Disney animator, was in charge of bringing Shere Khan to life and so of course Kahl set out on a crash course in tigers. Kahl said in an interview:  I learned so much about tigers by studying them that I didn't have to rely on any life action crutch." From Disney animator Andreas Dejas about the animation of Shere Khan, "Great perspective walk, and I love the way the tiger lies down, upper body first, then the rear.  The way he moves those front feet is worth studying alone. Such great anatomy."

Kaa, which means "snake" in Hindi, is a python who is almost always hungry and is known for being persuasive and tricky. He lives mainly in the upper limbs of trees and has the ability to hypnotize other creatures through eye contact. Kaa is often seen pursuing Mowgli, in an attempt to devour the man-cub, and he was animated by both Frank Thomas and by Milt Kahl.

Kaa was the second character who was originally voiced by Sterling Holloway, the first being Winnie-the-Pooh. Holloway's voice is just so wonderful in tone and pitch, and it is hard to imagine any other person doing the character justice. Kaa is very similar to another snake character, Sir Hiss from "Robin Hood". The two share several traits as both use hypnosis, and both suck up to the film's main antagonist (Shere Khan in Kaa's case, and Prince John in Sir Hiss's case). Exceptions are that they are different colors, sizes, and Sir Hiss wears a cape and hat.

Not all cels of the same character are equal in desirability or price. This is the case for this cel of Shere Khan. This piece is from one of the most rmemorable scenes in the film; when Shere Khan extends a single claw in order to intimidate Kaa. The tiger cel has been paired with an equally spectacular cel of Kaa, his eyes and slanted and with a fantastic evil smile. The Kaa cel is not key to the Shere Khan, but works wonderfully to complete the scene. It really does not get better, just a spectacular setup of the evil smiling tiger with his narrowed open yellow eyes looking at Kaa the python. The dialog for this scene is below:

Shere Khan: "Hmm, barely. Well, if you do so happen to see the man-cub, you will inform me first."
[Scratches Kaa's chin]
Shere Khan: "Understand?"
Kaa: [gulps] "I get the point. Cross my heart, hope to die."
Shere Khan: "In good show. And now I must continue my search for the helpless little lad."
[Shere Khan wanders off, Kaa frowns]

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