Pongo 101 Dalmatians Framed Disney Original Production Cel is a one-of-a-kind work of art used in the making of the Disney animated film from 1961. This cel comes from the scene where Pongo and Roger are told one of the puppies didn't make it through birth. The particular moment is a somber one, but it changes to joy as soon as they realize the puppy turns out okay [https://youtu.be/yswtJZbTLpg?t=277]. The background of the park is not from the scene; it is a Disneyland matte setup, meaning the cel was paired with this unrelated background when it was sold in Disneyland between 1955 and 1967. The 101 Dalmatian production cels are particularly amazing, since each dalmatian had their own unique layouts of spots that were painstakingly painted individually! This piece comes framed in an ornate, black frame.
About 101 Dalmatians:
One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often abbreviated as 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based on the 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith. The 17th Disney animated feature film, the film tells the story of a litter of Dalmatian puppies who are kidnapped by the villainous Cruella de Vil, who wants to use their fur to make into coats. Their parents, Pongo and Perdita, set out to save their children from Cruella, all the while rescuing 84 additional puppies that were bought in pet shops, bringing the total of Dalmatians to 101.
Originally released to theaters on January 25, 1961, by Buena Vista Distribution, One Hundred and One Dalmatians was a box office success, pulling the studio out of the financial slump caused by Sleeping Beauty, a costlier production released two years prior. Aside from its box office revenue, its commercial success was due to the employment of inexpensive animation techniques—such as using xerography during the process of inking and painting traditional animation cels—that kept production costs down. It was remade into a live-action film in 1996.