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Walt Disney

Walt Disney - 'Musica Maestro'
Date: 1946
Size: 25 x 35 cm
Medium: on celluloid
Certification: Courvoisier Galleries San Francisco

This is an original painting on celluloid, actually used in the Walt Disney production of 'Musica Maestro'. It is one of the select view that have been released for art collectors. The remainder have been destroyed.

For each slight movement in an action of a character in a Walt Disney animated picture, a celluloid painting must be made. These celluloid paintings are then photographed in succession over master backgrounds producing, on the motion picture film, numerous pictures, each with its minute change in movement. These, when projeted on the screen in rapid succession, create the ilusion of motion.

Celluloid paintings are the final step in the creation of a Walt Disney animated picture. They are preceded by 'story sketches' wherein the artists express theit first creative ideas, by the animation drawings which gave life and movement to the characters.

Walt Disney originals are included in many important museums and private collections. Notable among those are: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Cleveland Museum of Art; Toledo Museum of Art; William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City. Mo.; Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Art; etc.


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