This is a specially created, time-limited, limited-edition holiday sericel depicting the classic Walt Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Pluto. On the night before Christmas, in a warm snugly spot, Mickey, Minnie and Pluto fall asleep. Then, by the warmth of the fire and the light of the tree, Santa makes a delivery that no one will see.
The Walt Disney Studios has created these character images using the fine art screen-printing process of color reproduction known as serigraphy. Disney artists specially created a hand-inked, hand-painted animation cel master which was used by Team Art Studio in the production of these sericels. A total of 22 colors were used to recreate the color image, each of which has been exactingly screen-printed, one color at a time, onto the acetate cel.
Disney artists have specially created the background scene accompanying this cel. It is not an original production background. The resulting artwork has been lithographically printed on premium-quality, acid-free paper by Anderson Printing.
This limited edition was produced in 1999 as part of an annual holioday series and is only available from Walt Disney Art Classics through December 31, 1999. It is comprised of a general edition of no more than 2,500. Walt Disney Art Classics approves the techniques used in the production of this edition and the proofs thereof. Conforming to the practice of fine art printing, the screens used to create the edition are destroyed when the edition is closed.
The original character drawings and the original background painting are archived with Walt Disney Art Classics. The hand-inked, hand-painted cel and the recreated background are archived with the publisher. There are no signed or numbered impressions in this edition. No additional multiples of this image, including proofs, have been produced in this or any other limited edition, except only as necessary to replace pieces within this edition that are damaged in production or shipment, but still maintaining the stated edition size. Disney may offer the original character drawings, the original background painting, and/or the color model cel set-up for sale at a later date.
- Limited edition of 2500 hand-inked, hand-painted, Sericel
- Framed Fine Art
- Produced in 1999
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity.
- Measures 18.5" Wide x 15.75" High - IN FRAME.