Here you can find the cels and drawings that I bought for various reasons. Sometimes I just liked the image, sometimes the cel or drawing represents a part of animation-history and sometimes I got the artwork for free, from someone who knows what a passionate collector I am. 

On this page you'll find artwork of various popular animation characters.

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.

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opc-pinkpanther-commercial.jpg (40573 bytes) Commercial (1990's)
Original hand inked and handpainted cel with laser background of Inspector Clouseau from a commercial, using the Pink Panther-characters.
drw-pinkpanther-lr.jpg (10783 bytes) PINK PANTHER (1960's)
Production drawing of the Pink Panther. Show 17-Sequence 25-Scene 27.

The famous character of the Pink Panther was created by the animation talents of David DePatie and Friz Freleng.

In 1964, film director Blake Edwards commissioned titles for "The Pink Panther" (starring Peter Sellers, David Niven and Claudia Cardinale) from the DePatie-Freleng studio, the new studio born from what had once been Warner Bros. The titles were as well received as the film, and United Artists offered to distribute a series of shorts featuring the pink cat. The first episode, "The Pink Phink", won an Academy Award in 1964. The director was veteran Friz Freleng, who later entrusted Hawley Pratt and others with the direction of over one hundred further episodes. These episodes all have the curious recurrence of the word pink in their title. The Pink Panther is perhaps the last of the old-fashioned animated heroes.
drw-pinkpanther-rl.jpg (10939 bytes) PINK PANTHER (1960's)
Production drawing of the Pink Panther.

Show 22-Sequence 01-Scene K15-Nr.28.
opc-pinkpanther-keysetup.jpg (36233 bytes) PINK PANTHER (1970's)
Key-setup of the Pink Panther and the man with the moustache (does anybody know his name?).

Show 7 - Sequence 36 - Nr.11 & 12 - Background 34.

I don't know the title of this cartoon, so I would be very grateful if someone could solve that mystery for me. The setup also has an overlay of the pole and platform, from which the Pink Panther is jumping, and I also have the two matching drawings of the Pink Panther and the man.
opc-pinkpanther-A&B.jpg (42621 bytes) PINK PANTHER (1970's-1980's)
Production-cel of the Pink Panther.

This setup has two cels: the one of the Pink Panther is hand-inked (in pink ink!), the one of the man is xeroxed. You can clearly see the difference. Oh, how I love those hand-inked lines!!
Again, I have no idea of the title of this particular show, so please contact me if the image rings a bell...
opc-smurfs.jpg (31234 bytes) THE SMURFS (1988)
Original hand-painted production cel of two Smurfs from the television-series produced by the Hanna-Barbera Studios, in cooperation with Lafig S.A.
Based on the characters by Peyo and Yvan Delporte. Animation director: Ray Patterson.

This cel was given to Kees de Bree at the Hanna-Barbera Studios, when he visited them during the making of a TV-show about cartoons. In reviewing the inklines I've come to believe this might be a publicity-cel. The inklines are just too nice, and as far as I know all Smurfs production-cels are xeroxed.

The Smurfs are originally called "Schtroumpf" in Flemish, where they appeared in a Belgian comic strip as early as 1957. The Hanna-Barbera series won an Emmy Award and was the highest rating Saturday-morning show in eight years.

I combined this cel with the handpainted background below. To see this combination, click HERE.

bg-smurfs.jpg (35729 bytes) THE SMURFS (1980's)
Original hand-painted production background of a Smurfs cottage, with an overlay of the grass, the window and the bench. Here you can see the background with the overlay.

Television-series produced by the Hanna-Barbera Studios, in cooperation with Lafig S.A.
Based on the characters by Pierre 'Peyo' Culliford and Yvan Delporte.

I matched this background with my Smurfs cel.

drw-magoo.jpg (12393 bytes) MR. MAGOO (1960's)
Key production-drawing of Mr.Magoo from a General Electric Lightbulb TV-commercial.

I've always wanted artwork featuring this popular UPA-character, and these drawings from this commercial are a bargain compared to original UPA artwork. (Once I'll have enough money to buy anything I want...)
Quincy Magoo, better known as Mr.Magoo, was one of UPA's most popular characters. Animator John Hubley is credited as the principal creator of Magoo, who's voice was done by Jim Backus. One Magoo-film, "Trouble Indemnity" (1950) was nominated for an Academy Award.
drw-woodywoodpecker.jpg (21879 bytes) WOODY WOODPECKER (1980's)
Production-drawing of Woody Woodpecker in a phone booth, with colour notations and a Walter Lantz stamp. Scene 26 - Nr. 12.

Woody Woodpecker debuted in an Andy Panda film, titled "Knock Knock" (1940). Six months after the release of that film Woody had a solo career in his own series.
Woody Woodpecker represented a new kind of cartoon character; he was an agressor who tormented his fellow ceatures, not because they provoked him, but because he enjoyed it. Woody was always ready to toss off a wisecrack, peck somebody on the head or let loose his maniacal laugh ("Ah-ha-ha-HA-ha!")

Another 'mystery-cartoon' for me, so if anybody knows the title, I'd appreciate it.
opc-bugs-commercial.jpg (22757 bytes) BUGS BUNNY (1964)
Production cel of Bugs Bunny from a Kool Aid commercial by Tex Avery.

The cel is beautifully hand-inked (as with most cels from commercials) and is totally in black and white.
Artwork from commercials is so much more affordable than the original vintage cels from the cartoons, that sometimes I decided to go for the bargain.

Bugs Bunny is without question Warner Bros' most popular character. It's almost impossible to say who created Bugs Bunny originally; he is the son of many fathers. Directors Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Bob McKimson and Frank Tashlin, voice artist Mel Blanc, designer Charlie Thorson, writers Warren Foster, Mike Maltese and Tedd Pierce and more than a dozen animators all contributed to his development.
opc-mightymouse.jpg (19901 bytes) MIGHTY MOUSE (1988)
Hand-inked and hand-painted publicity cel of Mighty Mouse is his classic pose, signed by Ralph Bakshi.

Mighty Mouse was originally called Super Mouse, but Paul Terry changed the character's name in February 1944 for reasons that are not entirely clear. DC Comics, which owned the Superman character, may have objected. In 1988 Raplh Bakshi revived the Terrytoons character of Mighty Mouse in a new show on ABC

I found this cel just one week after I bought an original background from the "Ghostbusters" TV-series. They are a perfect match! To see this combination, click HERE.
opc-flintstones-keysetup.jpg (31307 bytes) THE JETSONS MEET THE FLINTSTONES (1987)
Key-setup of Fred Flintstone and George Slate from this Hanna-Barbera television special.
Production 40-7, background 53/SM-102, cels #675 and 676.

"The Flintstones" premiered on ABC in 1960 and scored an immediate hit. It resembled a domestic sitcom with a prehistoric setting, the town of Bedrock, 10,000 B.C.
"The Jetsons meet the Flintstones" was one of many two-hour specials made by Hanna-Barbera, and combined characters from The Flintstones with characters from their also very popular series The Jetsons.
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Production-drawing of Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone from the Cartoon Network television-series.

What I especially like about this drawing is that they used the old model-sheets from the early 60’s to draw the characters. 
This drawing has the accompanying Cartoon Network Certificate of Authenticity with Artwork ID Number 000477.

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Production cel of Popeye the Sailor Man, with a can of spinache, on a non-matching production background.

This Hanna-Barbera production was the third television series featuring the famous spinach-eating sailor. 
The cartoon scripts were mainly written by Jack Mercer, who also provided the voice of Popeye.

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Production drawing of the head of Popeye the Sailor Man.

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Hand-painted limited edition cel (nr.215/250) of Betty Boop, Koko and Bimbo, signed by Richard Fleischer.

Originally conceived as a dog, this character created by Grim Natwick gradually became completely human and much more attractive. Firmly rooted in the Jazz Age, the Betty Boop cartoons told the adventures of the girl scout with a heart of gold. In many ways, Betty Boop was the first truly feminine animated character.

Several actresses provided Betty’s voice in the first cartoons, including Little Ann Little, Margie Heinz, Kate Wright and Bonnie Poe. Mae Questel took the role in 1931 (for “Betty Co-Ed”), and did the voice for all the cartoons through the end of the series in 1939. Several decades later, she reprised the role for the hitfilm “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”.

As the original cels of the Betty Boop cartoons were all destroyed, I settled for this beautiful limited edition cel, which is based on a publicity drawing from the early 30’s.

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BATMAN ANIMATED (early 90's)
Production cel of Batman from “Batman: The Animated Series”.

The popular comic book character of Batman has been adapted for animation before, in series like “The Superfriends” and the Filmation cartoons. But this series has a style which is totally different. Obviously influenced by Frank Miller’s version of the Dark Knight and Tim Burton’s Batman (life action) movies, I like this animated series enormously.

If anybody knows from what exact episode this cel is, please let me know. Unfortunately I don’t have the time to watch all the episodes to find out, but there might be a Batman fan who can help me out.

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