Monday, April 22, 2013

I Got It At Goodwill

Production cel from The Thief And The Cobbler
I bought this production cel from the legendary animated film The Thief and the Cobbler by Richard Williams from a Goodwill store in Los Angeles for $8.

lower right corner
It appears that this particular cel is from a sequence where Princess Yum Yum (the character in the image) says, "Oh father."

upper right corner
In the upper right corner there is writing in marker which says, "530/405 Used in 530/161." I'm sure this is the scene number and the number of the cel for it's sequence.
Lower left corner
I'm not sure what these markings say, but they almost look like signatures.
Back view
The back of the mat board and cel shows both the peg holes and the tower with golden balls cut out for the background.

Can anyone tell me if they believe this to be an authentic original?


  1. Very nice find. How about a good quality scan?

  2. Wow, it is a great piece. It does look legit, but you never know. Keep researching.