Now is the time to own a piece of animation history! Purchase your favorites at our Warehouse Blowout Sale! Details of this event and can be found here on our website.
If you are looking to buy back a piece of your childhood, now is a prime time as the demand and prices for hand-painted celluloid is rising. Celluloid, otherwise known as cels, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn animation. This medium is no longer used in the animation world, which makes it that much more collectible. Once computer animation came to be, the use of cels was retired; Disney Studios stopped using the process in 1990.
Over the past five years, Mike Van Eaton of Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California has seen a 20% increase every year in the number of buyers and the prices they are paying for cels. A single celluloid from the 1955 Walt Disney classic “Lady and the Tramp” recently sold for $33,460 at auction. While the artist, title, and studio have an influence on the cels’ value, the popularity of the characters shown and their poses also play a big role. View the full story here.
Cels are a unique aspect to add to any collection as it is an art form that continues to increase in value and possesses a nostalgic element. Imagine having a cel from one of your favorite cartoons hanging on your wall! Come to our Warehouse Blowout Sale February 11th-April 11th, 2017, and get the chance to choose from hundreds of animation cels at 40-80% off gallery retail prices. Purchase your favorite pieces at prices as low as $100 to $1000. With a selection ranging from hand-painted and signed cels by Chuck Jones to original production cels of classic cartoons like The Flintstones and Scooby Doo, there is sure to be a piece that will make you want to collect these fantastic pieces of history.