If you're new to collecting, it's important to understand that the following pieces are all one-of-a-kind vintage pieces that were all used in the production of their corresponding films. The term "production art" is used to denote this type of art. They should not be confused with the brand new sericels and limited editions made in the last 10-15 years which are known as "reproduction art" and have not been used in the production of a film.
Original cels are where most collectors like myself got their start. They are beatiful pieces which either remind us of terrific moments in films, evoke particular memories, or are just so darn cute or evil or fun that you just have to own them. Whether a collector stays with cels or expands into drawings is obviously a personal choice.

Lady and the Tramp (1955)
This is, hands down, my favorite piece in my whole collection.
Dumbo (1941)
I'm a sucker for this piece. And also for any cute Dumbo that comes along. I like my pieces really, really cute, or really, really evil. I'm scared to explore what that means about me.
Don Donald (1937)
The vintage art just has a certain "je ne sais quois" about it. I have never seen a modern cel even come close to the delicateness of this piece. (Sorry about the flash).
Bambi (1942)
I love Thumper! I'm just waiting for a great Twitterpattered one. And waiting, and waiting, and waiting....

101 Dalmatians (1961)
I would be hard-pressed to find a cuter image from this film.
Snow White (1937)
I love special effects cels. Water, bubbles, lighting, rain, etc. The colours in the bubbles in this piece are just exquisite.

Lady and the Tramp (1955)
It's not easy to get a cel from this scene. The small piece of spaghetti hanging down is a nice touch.
Bambi (1942)
Again, I go for really cute poses of really cute characters. The Bambi in this piece is divine.
Snow White (1937)
Who is the evilest of them all?

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