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(WALT DISNEY STUDIOS.) "Gargoyles." Original pan production background of the Manhattan skyline with matching layout drawings, from the opening scene of the very first episode of Buena Vista Television's animated series "Gargoyles." "Cel Vinyl" acrylic on two layers of acetate; gargoyles and background are hand-painted watercolor on paper; all elements mounted together on board with tape. Image area measures 230x935 mm; 9x36 3/4 inches, and the overall set-up measures 12 1/2x40 inches. "Walt Disney Television Original Animation Art" seal on upper layer of acetate in lower right image. Archivally matted and framed with a certificate of authenticity mounted on the frame verso.
The lot is accompanied by two production drawings. The first is pencil on yellow paper. 270x480 mm; 10 1/2x19 inches. The second is a photocopy with added marker, crayon, correction fluid, and collaged paper with graphite notations. 297x620 mm; 11 3/4x24 1/2 inches. Both have production notations throughout and the Disney seal in lower right image.
Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, June 10, 1995, lot 555; private collection, New York.
According to the certificate of authenticity from the Walt Disney Company that accompanies the lot, Gargoyles "premiered in October 1994 and is the first dramatic action series from Walt Disney Television Animation. The Gargoyles, legendary winged warriors who protected a Scottish fortress in the tenth century, appear one thousand years later in New York City. Stone by day, fearsome flesh and blood creatures by night, these defenders of justice protect Manhattan from human barbarians and their evil deeds."