Hans Walther's Animation Art Collection


WHY I'LL DIE POOR... BUT HAPPY

Since 1992 collecting animation art has been my greatest passion. Seeing those images from animated features and short cartoons brings back childhood memories like nothing else can do (with the possible exception of a catchy tune from the 1960's).
Especially "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", the first motion picture my parents took me to see in the cinema, holds a special place in my memory -and heart- and will always be my first love. When I watched those seven little men dance, sing and play their musical instruments to the lovely princess Snow White, I wasn't just watching a film, I was actually THERE, in the Dwarfs' cottage with them...
When I grew older, the cartoons shown on television attracted my attention. I just loved those Tom & Jerry cartoons, Road Runner and Wile E.Coyote, The Flintstones, and all the others.
Of course the Disney features stayed among my favorites, especially the romantic "The Lady and the Tramp" and the swinging "Jungle Book".

When an animation art gallery opened in Amsterdam in the early 1990's I happened to walk by as I noticed a beautiful image of Snow White at the wishing well. It was love at first sight. She not only sang "I'm wishing for the one I love" to the Prince of her dreams, but also to me. When I informed about the price of this "limited edition cel" I was nothing less than shocked, but just looking at it brought back so many childhood memories...
The piece costed more than a month's salery, but I was determined to have it. So I saved up all my money and bought it.
After that I was hooked: I learned that original artwork from Snow White still existed, I learned about animation art galleries in America and the auction houses, drawings and storyboards, etc., etc. I read every book on the subject, subscribed to every animation magazine I could find, and slowly became an "educated" collector. Yes, you can get pretty addicted to collecting animation art...

On these pages you will find cels, drawings and layouts from different animated films, from Snow White to Yellow Submarine, from shorts like Tom & Jerry to Ren & Stimpy. Although Snow White remained my favorite, I never got around to focusing on a single film or character; I love them all!

I also included information, anecdotes and background stories to the artwork (and the films they're from), as well as some fun links.
As I'm not married to the artwork, I'm willing to part with any piece... for the right price. So if there's something here which makes your heart beat faster, just let me know.

I hope you'll enjoy my website, and if you have anything to add or any other comments, please e-mail me: hwalther@xs4all.nl

Hans Walther


All images and TM of the respective studios.

 

ltd-wishingwell.jpg (47540 bytes)

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

sc-bandconcert.jpg (47531 bytes) OTHER DISNEY CELS AND DRAWINGS
opc-jerry.jpg (40712 bytes) TOM AND JERRY
opc-deputydroopy.jpg (24223 bytes) TEX AVERY
opc-ren&stimpy-log.jpg (37853 bytes) REN & STIMPY
opc-harlemshuffle.jpg (29429 bytes) RALPH BAKSHI
ltd-thumbelina.jpg (30477 bytes) DON BLUTH
opc-akira-kiyoko.jpg (36284 bytes) ANIME
opc-bommel.jpg (23399 bytes) DUTCH ANIMATION

opc-Duel2.jpg (24471 bytes)

RONALD BIJLSMA
Opc-ThiefCobbler.jpg (35748 bytes) MIS*CEL*LANEOUS 
FEATURES
key-Popeye.jpg (19868 bytes) MIS*CEL*LANEOUS 
POPULAR CHARACTERS
opc-TonyTiger2.jpg (20401 bytes) MIS*CEL*LANEOUS 
TELEVISION
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SHORTS
ARTICLES ARTICLES
FUN LINKS FUN LINKS
ABOUT ME ABOUT ME

 

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