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Cels: Who Has Them?
Topic by: roadwarrior
Posted: June 7, 2005 - 4:23 AM PDT
Last Reply: September 7, 2005 - 12:13 AM PDT

author topic: Cels: Who Has Them?
roadwarrior
post #1  on June 7, 2005 - 4:23 AM PDT  
I'm growing increasingly interested in aquiring cels from my favorite shows (in R.O.D. the TV, there is a scene where Michelle meets Hisa for the first time and she simply can't contain herself - did they even use cel technology for that show?), and I've seen some come up for auction on eBay, as well as some fansites where you can buy directly from the collections of people who own them.

When you consider what is available for sale, then where are the other hundreds of thousands of cels from a particular show? Are they all in the hands of collectors? Does the studio keep them in a warehouse somewhere like the Ark of the Covenant in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"?

Is there a technology available to reproduce particular cels like art reproductions? If so, why haven't the studios exploited this as an additional revenue stream?

I wouldn't mind framing and hanging the cel of San as she battled Eboshi the first time she invaded Iron Town, but the original is somewhere????, and probably costs more than my car.

So I'd settle for a repro.

Anybody here collect?

Wha'cha got???

R.
NarcTed
post #2  on June 7, 2005 - 4:56 PM PDT  
Many shows are going entirely digital. No cels are used. In betweening just costs too much today when using a computer. Many studios will still draw the keyframes but scan them into computer for in between animation. This is done to retain the art look and feel while using technology to economize the production.

I know Disney and Dreamworks pretty much shut down and laid off their entire traditional animation studios in favor of computers.
roadwarrior
post #3  on June 8, 2005 - 2:38 AM PDT  
> On June 7, 2005 - 4:56 PM PDT NarcTed wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Many shows are going entirely digital. No cels are used. In betweening just costs too much today when using a computer. Many studios will still draw the keyframes but scan them into computer for in between animation. This is done to retain the art look and feel while using technology to economize the production.
>
> I know Disney and Dreamworks pretty much shut down and laid off their entire traditional animation studios in favor of computers.
> ---------------------------------

That means that what exists has become even more valuable? Will we ever see, say, an original Akira set sell at Sotheby's one day?
kohnfused1
post #4  on June 8, 2005 - 1:40 PM PDT  
Two words: J.....Lo.
IronS
post #5  on June 8, 2005 - 9:23 PM PDT  
> On June 8, 2005 - 2:38 AM PDT roadwarrior wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> That means that what exists has become even more valuable?
> ---------------------------------

So my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cel will be worth something someday? Cool!
roadwarrior
post #6  on June 9, 2005 - 9:48 AM PDT  
> On June 8, 2005 - 9:23 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------

>
> So my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cel will be worth something someday? Cool!
> ---------------------------------

Any original Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello or Raphael should be priceless individually, so what's having all four together worth??!!

:}
kohnfused1
post #7  on June 9, 2005 - 10:04 AM PDT  
> On June 9, 2005 - 9:48 AM PDT roadwarrior wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On June 8, 2005 - 9:23 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
>
> >
> > So my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cel will be worth something someday? Cool!
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Any original Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello or Raphael should be priceless individually, so what's having all four together worth??!!
>
> :}
> ---------------------------------

.....drum roll please...........Turtle Soup!

EternityOfPain
post #8  on July 24, 2005 - 10:16 AM PDT  
Well I know a very good website, they sell cels and a lot more. The website is below! Enjoy!!


http://www.animemuseum.biz/
ThePendragon
post #9  on September 7, 2005 - 12:13 AM PDT  
I wanted to get into it, but it'z just too expensive. I have one from Street Fighter Alpha the Movie. Yes i know it was based on the shitty TV series, but still I'm a big fan of Ryu and couldn't pass up the chance of owning a cel with a close up of him. It's pretty cool, it even came with the sketch the ink was traced over. Paid a pretty penny for it though, boughten directly from ADV.

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