Included in the exhibit are more than 80 original Animation Cels from the Collection of Janis Scaramucci and Domer “Jay” Scaramucci, some signed by Walt Disney himself and other signed by those who played the part of Walt's characters. A Century of Magic surveys many of the major animated films,beginning with the first feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and concluding with Fantasia/2000 (1999).
As you can imagine with any art gallery where the use of flash is prohibited, it was challenging to get decent photos that showed the multiple layers that make up a single animation cel. It was not uncommon to see four or more layers to each animation cel, all which start with a background layer. The gallery lighting was especially challenging trying to position to remove glare, so please keep that in mind as shooting a reflective surface with lights shining down on it isn't all that easy
The exhibit opened March 3rd and runs through September 16th with special showings of various of Disney movies and kids activities throughout the exhibition. Admission to the museum is free to OU students with a current student ID and museum association members, $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children 6 to 17 years of age, $2 for OU faculty/staff, and free for military veterans with proof and children 5 and under. The museum is closed on Mondays and admission is free on Tuesdays.
If you are in town for a credit run at Frontier City or live within a few hours its certainly worth checking out!
Welcome to "A Century of Magic"!
Join me as I take you on a magical journey of Walt Disney Classics!
"Ferdinand the Bull" 1938 - Ink and gouache on celluloid.
This short was based on the 1938 book by Munro Leaf and won Disney an Oscar for Best Short Subject
The Three Little Pigs with Log and Hammer, "The Practical Pig" - 1939
When the cel was sold they used a different background from that of the original film, which set the scene inside Practical Pig's brick home.
Goofy, "How to be a Sailor" - 1944
Thumper and Miss Bunny, "Bambi" - 1942
This cel is one of the many Dinsey sold through Courvoisier Galleries in the 1940's. The cels were marketed as fine art, and Disney signed the mat of this cel as an artist might sign a painting.
Dumbo Holding Timothy's Tail, "Dumbo" - 1941
Dumbo Gazes up at Mother, "Dumbo" - 1941
Nubian Zebra Centauretter, "Fantasia" - 1940
This Centauretter is one of the retinue of Bacchus, the portly god of wine, who appears during the Pastoral Symphony sequence. She carries a heavy pitcher of wine, ready to fill Bacchus' cup whenever he desires.
Mickey as the Sorcerer's Apprentice, "Fantasia" - 1940
Pinocchio Skips to School, "Pinocchio" - 1940
Pinocchio Underwater, "Pinocchio" - 1940
Snow White, Prince, Horse - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" - 1937
Pinocchio Sitting on a Table, "Pinocchio" - 1940
The Queen, "Snow White, and the Seven Dwarfs" - 1937
Flamingo with a Yo-Yo and the Snooty Six, "Fantasia/2000" - 2000
The Steadfast Tin Soldier, "Fantasia/2000" 2000
Mulan and Soldiers Jumping, "Mulan" - 1998 Ink and gouache on acetate
Mulan and Khan, "Mulan" - 1998
Hercules Sliding Down a Hill, "Hercules" - 1997 Xerox transfer and gouache on acetate
Hades Gives a Thumbs Up, "Hercules" - 1997
Esmeralda, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" - 1996
Hugo, Quasimodo, and Laverne, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" - 1996
Ariel and Flounder in Cave with Painting, "The Little Mermaid" - 1989
Ariel Racing to Rescue Eric, "The Little Mermaid" - 1989
Ariel on the Beach with Eric and Max, "The Little Mermaid" - 1989
Sebastian Singing with Ducks, "The Little Mermaid" - 1989
Disney Authentication Marking
Jafar with Iago on Shoulder, "Aladdin" - 1992
Aladdin with Genie, "Aladdin" - 1992
Jasmine and Prince Ali, "Aladdin" - 1992
Heyenas, "The Lion King" - 1994
Everything is sectioned off by year. This is an overview of how one of the sections is setup.
Cruella Angry on Phone, "One Hundred and One Dalmatians" - 1961
Perdita in Snow with Two Puppies, "One Hundred and One Dalmatians" - 1961
An all time classic
Winnie the Pooh at Table, "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree" - 1966
Pooh, Piglet, and Christopher Robin, "Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore" - 1983
Pooh, Tiger, Owl "Poohs Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin" - 1992
The mat has an additional pencil drawing of Piglet and the signature of John Fiedler, the actor who provided the voice for Piglet.
Stamp on the above Cel
Show Scene Number from the above
Shere Kahn, "The Jungle Book" - 1967
Briar Rose with Animal Price, "Sleeping Beauty" - 1959
Lady and Peg in the Pound, "Lady and the Tramp" - 1955
Alice at the Mad Hatter's Table, "Alice in Wonderland" - 1951
Walrus and Oysters, "Alice in Wonderland" - 1951
Captain Hook and His Ship, "Peter Pan" - 1953
Cinderella in Coach, "Cinderella" - 1950
In this cel, the carriage is literally turning back into a pumpkin.
For the film, this cel was combine with another of the coachman and superimposed on a third cel of the clock striking midnight.
Cinderella in Ball Gown. "Cinderella" - 1950
Brer Bear, Brer Fox, and Brer Rabbit "Song of the South" - 1946
Slue Foot Sue on Widowmaker, "Pecos Bill from Melody Time" - 1948
And with that, it's time to get up on our horse and ride outta here. I hope you enjoyed this special presentation.
So with the above, Milestone #1 was achieved for Give Kids the World!
Second Milestone: $75 - Achieved!! Adventure to be released April 9th!
Adventure to be Released: I have no shame in riding kiddie coasters, and this report will prove it. Three kiddie coasters at three different parks. All three parks visited for the sole purpose of whoring their kiddie coaster.
Third Milestone: $125 - $45 from reaching the third Milestone!
Adventure to be Released: An adventure to what is Kansas' only amusement park, plus a visit to a Smithsonian affiliated Space Museum and as an added bonus photos from a defunct park!
Fourth Milestone: $200 - Random box of crap from Las Vegas!
Thanks to PAL for pushing me up to the next trigger for a special edition of Chadster's Vacation Adventures, I bring to you exclusively a very dirty, whorish Photo TR featuring not 1, not 2, but 3 kiddie coasters, PLUS a bonus coaster known as the only air time coaster in California! Think you know what it is?
My first journey takes me to Las Vegas, where thanks to info from Shawn C. and Caesar D., I happened upon a GHETTO CARNIVAL! Whoohoo!
Welcome to the Ghetto Carnival! For those not familar with Las Vegas, this Carnival really is/was in the Ghetto located off of 95 @ Rancho Drive.
Ghetto wristbands self-destruct after a period of time.
At least this one is not duct taped together
Fly me to the moon
talk about old school, looks like something built out in the back yard
I'm sure all of these games are legal and played with the strictest of standards and tolerances.
But wait, what do we have here? A Bird? A Plane? why it's not Captain America, but it's The Roller Coaster Ride!
Oddly enough, it's the smoothest coaster in Vegas!
and lightening fast!
and operated by a professional. Credit 440 in the books!
But since I over bought on tickets, might as well try out a carny Yo-Yo
It hauled so fast I couldn't take a steady picture! One of the better ones I've been on for sure.
So now it was time to fly all the way to San Diego and make the short drive to Boomers! in El Cajun. For a Friday night the place was dead, so maybe it was a good thing I got this one now
But on this trip, I wasn't the only one who was getting a new credit....
It's a Santa Claw knock off!
Why ChrisRad is overly enthusiastic about this credit whoring business
In fact, once he saw this control panel, well, lets just say he started twitching spontaneously
This is Chris' first powered coaster as indicated by the number of fingers he is holding up.
Um, this thing goes backwards?!?!
So as we left the Kounty Fare behind...
We ended up here where they have some to-die-for fish tacos. Highly Highly recommend.
And finally I head up to Scandia from San Diego and hit up their kiddie coaster...Nice park actually, not many rides per say, but the golf course looks really cool, the clientele though is somewhat suspect...
Hi Caesar! Not sure what happened of the picture he took of me on this beauty.
So we left the station and stopped here. Yes, stopped. After the train stopped, here. They turned the motor on.
And we did this thing, went back to the station, stopped, then went back to the lift, stopped, and did it all over again, twice more.
But wait, there's more! Chris wanted to go this time!
2 thumbs up means this is his second whore credit of the weekend!
But enough of the small credits.
Let go to a big boy coaster!
OMFG FRONT SEAT AIRTIME!
You 100% NEED the seatbelt in the front seat.
Only teenagers can take it in the rear, and those who act like teenagers, so we took it in the rear. Still some air, but not near as much as the front.
Words to live by.
And with that, the whoredom ends.
Next Week: Pacific Park - where we answer the question, Does Bubba Gump's use fresh fish? Tune in to find out!
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