Animaniacs OPC All-Star Group Scene
$525 – $625
– Cartoon: Animaniacs
– Episode: “Gunga Dot”
– Studio: Warner Bros.
– Hand-Painted Production Cel
– Image Size: 10.5” x 12.5”
Original production cel features Yakko, Wakko, Dot, Ralph, Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, Thaddeus Plotz and Hello Nurse from the cartoon “Gunga Dot,” made by Warner Bros. Animation Unit in the 1990s. The hand-painted cel is matched with a printed background from the original production art.
“Animaniacs” had a large cast of characters that were separated into individual segments, with each cast of characters acting in its own cartoon. The Warners, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, were three cartoon stars from the 1930s that were locked away in the Warner Bros. water tower until the 1990s, when they escaped. Pinky and the Brain are two genetically altered laboratory mice that continuously plot and attempt to take over the world. Slappy Squirrel is an aged cartoon star that educated her nephew, Skippy Squirrel, about cartoon techniques. Rita and Runt, Buttons and Mindy are other main characters with their own cartoons.
A production cel is one-of-a-kind and used in the creation of an animated film or cartoon short. It is hand-painted and photographed over a background painting to create a frame of the production. Because one background is used under a sequence of cels, the production art is usually sold with a reproduction of the original background. A cel with an original background is very rare. The move to computerized animation severely curtailed the supply of artwork on the market.