Dec 14, 2023 - Sale 2656

Sale 2656 - Lot 17

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
Prince John. Animation Production Cel from Disney's Robin Hood, Prince John Archery Tournament Scene, 1973. 318x400 mm; 12 1/2x15 3/4 inches. Stamped "Original hand-painted movie film cel, Walt Disney Productions."

This is a hand painted Disney animation cel of the villainous Prince John from the classic animated feature Robin Hood, which was first released November 8th, 1973. The matching shot appears 43 minutes 29 seconds into the film, after Robin Hood has been captured at the archery tournament and says to Maid Marian "Darling, I love you more than life itself."-- to which Prince John says in the matching scene: "Ah, young love. Your pleas have not fallen upon a heart of [this frame] stone" --only to sentence him to be executed. The cel bears the authenticity seal of the official Disney art program. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved animated feature's release.

Condition: Like all cels sold by Disney in the 1970s, the cel has been laminated on the reverse, with a few visible lines where the lamination film has lifted.