Mlle. Upanova production cel from Fantasia

Mlle. Upanova production cel from Fantasia

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Animation cel of Madame Upanova, a dancing ostrich from the 1940 Disney film Fantasia. Madame Upanova is featured in the segment called “Dance of the Hours” and in the drawing she is depicted wearing pink ballet shoes and is posed on pointe. Fantasia is the third Disney animated feature film and is segmented into eight animated scenes set to a score of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski.
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).
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Object Name
cel, animation
date made
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place made
United States: California, Los Angeles, Hollywood
Physical Description
nitrate, paint (overall material)
overall: 7 3/4 in x 5 in; 19.685 cm x 12.7 cm
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accession number
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Entertainment, Film
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Movie Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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