The Rescuers animation cel

The Rescuers animation cel

Description
Three-part animation cel used in the Walt Disney Production’s 1977 film The Rescuers. This hand-painted scene depicts the two mice, Bernard and Bianca, on a leaf with Evinrude the dragonfly.
A celluloid (or cel) is a transparent sheet used in the process of hand-drawn animation. Characters were drawn on cels and superimposed on a fixed background image to reduce the number of reproductions necessary to produce an animation. The Little Mermaid was the last Disney feature film to use this hand-drawn method of animation. Starting with the 1990 feature film The Rescuers Down Under, Walt Disney Animation Studios began using a digital method of animation known as the Disney Computer Animation Production System (CAPS).
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1977
maker
Walt Disney Productions
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 16 in; 30.48 cm x 40.64 cm
ID Number
1979.0978.01
accession number
1979.0978
catalog number
1979.0978.01
subject
Motion Pictures
Animation
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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