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Celbase is a UK based animation collection gallery specialising in rare animation artwork. We collect original hand painted cel artwork that has been used in many of your favourite cartoons through the 70's, 80's and 90's until the technique was replaced in the early 00's.
All of our pieces are originals from cartoons such as: The 'Real' Ghostbusters, Star Wars - The Ewoks Star Wars - Droids, He-Man & She-Ra, Marvels - X-Men - The Animated Series, Marvels - Spider-man, Iron-Man and Fantastic 4, Ren & Stimpy, Bravestar and more...
All of our animation cels come with a unique 4 digit code enabling you to refer any future buyer back to us for certification. Every cel is a complete original and as with any antique sooner or later they won't be available anymore. So buying a piece of history today will not only fulfil those nostalgic but also act as an investment for the future as you watch it grow in value!
UPDATE November 2022!
Our stock is getting smaller and smaller! If you are looking to grab a cel then do it soon! We've seen much of our best stock get sold over the last two years. With the rise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe our stock has flown out to fans all over the world. Each piece has easily doubled in value because of this. So don't miss your chance!
What is an Animation Cel?
A cel, short for celluloid, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn animation. With the advent of computer assisted animation production, the use of cels has been practically abandoned in major productions. Disney stopped using cels in 1990 when Computer Animation Production System (CAPS) replaced this element in their animation process.
Source - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel
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