Pinky & The Brain Production Cel
– Cartoon: Pinky and The Brain
– Episode: “That Smart’s”
– Character(s): Pinky and The Brain
– Hand-Painted Production Cel
– Image Size: 12” x 10.5”
Original production cel from the Production, “Pinky & the Brain: That Smart’s” made by Warner Bros. Animation in the 1990s. The hand-painted cel is matched with a printed background from the original production art.
Pinky and the Brain first appeared in 1993 as a recurring segment on Animaniacs from there they were spun off into their own show. Pinky and Brain are genetically enhanced laboratory mice who reside in the Acme Labs research facility. Brain is brilliant self-centered and scheming; Pinky is good-natured but feebleminded. In each episode, Brain devises a new plan to take over the world.
Each production cel is one-of-a-kind and was used in the creation of an animated film or television show. Each is hand-painted, and has been photographed over a background painting to create a frame of the finished 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 production cel with an original background is very rare and has a much higher value. The move to computerized animation has severely curtailed the supply of artwork on the market.