The Rescuers, 1977

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.

Bernard and Miss Bianca Cels
Bernard and Miss Bianca Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Bernard and Miss Bianca from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 15 and B15 in ink lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Bernard & Miss Bianca: 4 1/4 x 7", Image 10 1/2 x 16"; Unframed; $950 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Penny Model Sheet
Penny Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Penny from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Penny) title, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp; Size - Sheet: 14 x 17"; Unframed; $50 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Bernard Cel
Bernard Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Bernard from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 49 in ink lower right; Walt Disney seal lower left; Size - Bernard: 6 x 6 3/4", Image 10 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; $600 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Bernard and Miss Bianca Cels
Bernard and Miss Bianca Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Bernard and Miss Bianca from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 73 and B71 in ink lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Bernard: 2 3/4 x 4", Miss Bianca: 3 x 4 3/4", Image 9 1/2 x 14 1/2"; Unframed; $750 or Pay Over Several Months!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa set on a lithographic background from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 129 in ink and Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Madame Medusa: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2", Image 10 x 15 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bernard Bianca Evinrude Setup
SOLD - Bernard Bianca Evinrude Setup

Original hand painted production animation cels of Evinrude, Bernard, and Miss Bianca in the Leaf Boat; Evinrude's Wings, and Water Effects from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Evinrude, Bernard, Miss Bianca, Leaf Boat, & Water Effects: 7 x 12 1/2", Image 10 3/4 x 15 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa set on a lithographic background from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 58 in ink and with original Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Madame Medusa: 7 1/4 x 5 1/2", Image 8 1/2 x 14 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bernard and Miss Bianca Cels
SOLD - Bernard and Miss Bianca Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Bernard and Miss Bianca from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered C31 and 11 in ink lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Bernard: 4 1/4 x 5", Miss Bianca: 5 1/4 x 3 1/2", Image 10 x 15 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bernard Model Sheet
SOLD - Bernard Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Bernard from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Bernard) title, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa set on a lithographic background from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Production numbers lower right; Size - Madame Medusa: 8 1/2 x 7 1/4", Image 10 1/4 x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Penny Model Sheet
SOLD - Penny Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Penny from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Penny) title, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp; Size - Sheet: 14 x 17"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Mr. Snoops & Penny Key Cels
SOLD - Mr. Snoops & Penny Key Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Mr. Snoops numbered 23 lower right and Penny numbered C23 lower right, set on a lithographic background from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Disney seal lower right; Size - Mr. Snoops 7 1/2 x 7 1/4", Penny 6 x 2 3/4", Image 10 1/2 x 15 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa set on a lithographic background from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 24 in ink lower right; Size - Madame Medusa: 8 x 7", Image 9 1/2 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Miss Bianca Cel
SOLD - Miss Bianca Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Miss Bianca from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 49 in ink lower right; Walt Disney seal lower left; Size - Miss Bianca: 6 x 5", Image 11 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa, Brudus, & Nero Cels
SOLD - Madame Medusa, Brudus, & Nero Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Madame Medusa, Brudus, Nero, and Matching Water Effects set on a lithographic background from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Production numbers in ink and Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Madame Medusa, Brudus, & Nero: 6 1/2 x 9", Image 9 1/2 x 14 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa, Brudus, & Nero Cels
SOLD - Madame Medusa, Brudus, & Nero Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Madame Medusa, Brudus, Nero, and Matching Water Effects set on a lithographic background from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Production numbers in ink and Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Madame Medusa, Brudus, & Nero: 6 1/2 x 9", Image 9 1/2 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Devil's Eye Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Devil's Eye Cel

Original hand-painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa holding The Devil's Eye Diamond from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 47 in ink and Walt Disney seal lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Madame Medusa: 7 x 6 1/4", Image 9 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bernard & Bianca Drawing
SOLD - Bernard & Bianca Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Bernard and Bianca in blue and graphite pencils from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered B-1 lower center; Size - Bernard, Bianca, & Umbrella: 7 3/4 x 6 3/4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel

Original hand-painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Madame Medusa: 10 3/4 x 7 1/2", Image 10 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Brudus and Nero Cel
SOLD - Brudus and Nero Cel

Original hand-painted production animation cel of Brudus and Nero; used during the production of "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a hand painted watercolor non-production background; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Snoops Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Snoops Cel

Original hand-painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa and Mr. Snoops used during the production of "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Madame Medusa & Mr. Snoops: 8 x 9 1/4", Image 15 x 10 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bernard Drawing #151
SOLD - Bernard Drawing #151

Original production animation drawing of Bernard in graphite pencil from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 151 center and lower right; Size - Bernard: 7 3/4 x 6 1/4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Key Set-Up
SOLD - Madame Medusa Key Set-Up

Original hand-painted production animation cels of Madame Medusa, smoke, and doors set on an original hand painted watercolor key production background; used during the production of "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel

Original hand-painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa; used during the production of "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a hand painted watercolor non-production background; Framed using three acid-free mats, a black and gold wood exterior frame and conservation clear UV protective glass; Size - Madame Medusa: 9 x 6 7/8", Frame 24 1/4 x 27 3/16"; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bianca Model Sheet
SOLD - Bianca Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Bianca from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Bianca) title, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Drawing
SOLD - Madame Medusa Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Madame Medusa in red, blue, and graphite pencils from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 119 lower right; Size - Madame Medusa: 7 x 9", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel

Original hand-painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 143 in ink lower right; Size - Madame Medusa: 8 1/2 x 10", Image 9 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Miss Bianca Cel
SOLD - Miss Bianca Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Miss Bianca from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 33A in ink lower right;Walt Disney seal lower left; Size - Miss Bianca: 5 1/4 x 4 1/2", Image 10 3/4 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa set on a lithographic background from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 55 in ink and Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Madame Medusa: 8 1/2 x 8", Image 10 1/4 x 14 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel

Original hand-painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 153 in ink and with the Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Madame Medusa: 7 x 6 1/2", Image 10 3/4 x 15 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Three Bernard Drawings
SOLD - Three Bernard Drawings

Sequence of three original production animation drawings of Bernard in graphite pencil from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 143, 145, and 147 center and lower right; Size - Bernard: 6 1/2 x 5 1/2", Sheets 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel

Original hand-painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 89 in ink lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Madame Medusa: 9 x 9 3/4", Image 9 3/4 x 15 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Evinrude Model Sheet
SOLD - Evinrude Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Evinrude from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Evinrude) title, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp; Size - Sheet: 14 x 17"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Penny Model Sheet
SOLD - Penny Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Penny from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Penny) title, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa set on a lithographic background from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 91 in ink lower right; Size - Madame Medusa: 9 1/2 x 8 1/4", Image 11 x 15 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bernard Bianca Orville Ellie Mae Cels
SOLD - Bernard Bianca Orville Ellie Mae Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Orville, Bernard, Miss Bianca, and Ellie Mae from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Production numbers in ink lower right; Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Orville 3 x 11" Bernard & Miss Bianca: 1 1/4 x 2 1/2" Ellie Mae: 2 1/2 x 2", Image 11 1/4 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Rufus Model Sheet
SOLD - Rufus Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Rufus from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Rufus) title, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp; Size - Sheet: 14 x 17"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel
SOLD - Madame Medusa Cel

Original hand-painted production animation cel of Madame Medusa from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 21 in ink and with the Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Madame Medusa: 9 x 5 1/4", Image 10 x 15 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bernard Drawing #141
SOLD - Bernard Drawing #141

Original production animation drawing of Bernard in graphite pencil from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 141 center and lower right; Size - Bernard: 6 1/2 x 4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Four Bernard Drawings
SOLD - Four Bernard Drawings

Sequence of four original production animation drawings of Bernard in graphite pencil from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 133, 135, 137, and 139 center and lower right; Size - Bernard: 6 x 4", Sheets 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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Walt Disney The Rescuers Original Production Animation Cel

Original hand painted production animation cels of Evinrude, Bernard, and Miss Bianca in the Leaf Boat; Evinrude's Wings, and Water Effects from "The Rescuers," 1977, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Walt Disney seal lower right; Size - Evinrude, Bernard, Miss Bianca, Leaf Boat, & Water Effects: 7 x 12 1/2", Image 10 3/4 x 15 3/4"; Unframed.

You'll need a boat. Evinrude's
got the fastest boat around here.
Evinrude, wake up!
Start up your engine, boy!

"You'll need a boat. Evinrude's got the fastest boat around here. Evinrude, wake up! Start up your engine, boy!" - Ellie Mae

"The Rescuers" is an animated feature film produced by Walt

Disney Productions; and was released on June 22, 1977 by Buena Vista Distribution. The film is based on a series of books by Margery Sharp, most notably "The Rescuers and Miss Bianca." The 23rd film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film is about the Rescue Aid Society; an international mouse organization headquartered in New York; and shadowed the United Nations. The Rescue Aid Society, a mouse based group, was dedicated to helping abduction victims around the world at large. Two of these mice, jittery janitor Bernard (voiced by Bob Newhart) and his co-agent, the elegant Miss Bianca (voiced by Eva Gabor), set out to rescue Penny, an orphan girl being held prisoner in the Devil's Bayou by treasure huntress Madame Medusa.

Bernard, a stout mouse, is the unlikely hero of "The Rescuers." He is the janitor for the Rescue Aid Society in New York City, the mouse version of the United Nations. A message in a bottle arrives at the Society and Bernard is tasked with removing it, and in the process accidentally falls inside the bottle. The note reveals that a girl named Penny is in trouble and the Hungarian agent, Miss Bianca, asks for the rescue assignment. Bernard points out that the mission is too dangerous to go alone, Miss Bianca agrees, and so she asks Bernard to join her on the escapade. Bernard was animated by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston; and Miss Bianca was designed by Ken Anderson and animated by Mark Henn.

Evinrude, the dragonfly, is one of the real standout characters of the film! Although he does not speak, he is able to communicate with others by his wing buzzing and bugle sound. When Bernard and Miss Bianca need to reach Madame Medusa's riverboat hideout, a local muskrat named Ellie Mae suggests Evinrude; because he has the fastest boat in Devil's Bayou. Evinrude's boat is leaf the floats on the water, and he both steers and powers it with the buzzing of his wings. Evinrude's name is derived from the Evinrude Outboard Motor Company, and the sounds he makes powering the leaf boat are very similiar to the sounds made by a real outboard boat motor. Veteran voice actor and the original head of the Walt Disney Sound Effects Department, James MacDonald, provided the "voice" of Evinrude.

This is an absolutely spectacular three cel setup from one of the greatest animated sequences in the film! Exceptional cel setups from the Leaf Boat scene are rare, because only some of the characters are in the shot, they are in exaggerated poses, covered by either water effects, and/or the tilting of the leaf boat. This setup has full figure images of Bernard, Miss Bianca, and Evinrude; and all three characters are eyes open. In addition, there is the matching wings cel for Evinrude and a Water Effects overlay cel. A beautiful, large image (spanning over 12 inches), and a stand out piece for any animation art collection!

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