Friday, October 28, 2016

Original Production Animation Cel of Toby From "The Great Mouse Detective," 1986

Original hand painted production animation cel of Toby; Set on a lithographic background from "The Great Mouse Detective," 1986, Walt Disney Studios; Disney seal lower left; Size - Toby: 4 1/4 x 6"; Cel: 11 1/2 x 15 1/2", Image: 11 x 15 1/2"; Unframed.

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Eve Titus wrote a series of stories about Basil of Baker Street; a mouse that lived next door to Sherlock Holmes and who shared many of his skills and traits. Walt Disney Studios adapted the Titus stories into a wonderful feature film that was still able to maintain the Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes characters, even though they were transformed into a mouse world. The famed actor Vincent Price was the voice of the film's villain, Ratigan; and the film has a very strong fan following. 

Close up of the original production animation cel of Toby.

Close up of the original production animation cel of Toby without the background.

Toby, the basset hound, is one of the great Disney Dogs! He is lovable, fun, rolls on his back for scratching, and like all dogs works for food; specifically cheese crumpets. Toby is also obedient and being a hound dog, he is great at tracking. In this scene; Basil, Dr. Watson, and Olivia are off to track down the whereabouts of Olivia's father; and you can see a small piece of them on Toby's back near his collar, just between Toby's lifted right ear and his neck. In this great cel of Toby, he is full figure, eyes and mouth open, and he has found the scent of his prey because his tail in pointed straight up in the air!