Friday, July 08, 2016

Souvenir Friday- Mexican Boy and Girl Limited Edition Animation Cels

Recently there was a large auction that was all Disney items. The items ranged from early animation, Charlotte Clark Dolls, Merchandise from almost every animated film made during Walt Disney's lifetime and of course Disneyland items. Although these two items are not Disneyland items, they still feature artwork by a Disneyland designer. The two cels are of a Mexican Boy and Girl from the Los Posadas sequence in Saludos Amigos. The sequence was based upon artwork by Mary Blair. You can see the genesis of the it's a small world "rubber head" dolls. The cels were a limited edition of 250 and are hand inked and hand painted by the Disney Ink and Paint department. They were sold by the Courvesier Galleries in the mid 1940s. First up is the Mexican Boy in the original mat.

A closer image of just the cel.

The girl is just as lovely.

The back of the cels have this nice certificate on the back.


Major Pepperidge said...

Awesome! They really do look like the dolls from "It's a Small World".

walterworld said...

Were you able to purchase either? They must have went for a fortune...

Thanks for posting :)

Matterhorn1959 said...

I am the proud owner of these, they went for around $500