Lately I’ve gotten a new hobby. Original animation cels.
Basically a piece of a cartoon that was used to make that specific cartoon!
It’s been crazy how little these things are being sold for when they are released. The entire cel world is like a little science of it’s own. The worth of the cel is entirely based on on following things:
Main character position
There is much to take to consideration. Either way, I would like to share some of my finds here so here it goes!
Anjos Cel list!
As a child of the 80’s, this one has a significant place in my youth. An original production Cel from the grammy winning video from Paulas nr 1 Album. I even captured where in the video this cel was used 🙂
I am sure you guys recognize this cel. This is a genuine cel from the Pink panther cartoons. If you didn’t know who the Pink Panther is, you need to be tossed into the sun.
Aaaah, Carebears, the most caring creatures in Care-a-lot 🙂 I got this piece for $10 buchs. A very good deal and investment say I. Simple because it does feature Sunshine bear, which is one of the lead carebear in the Show. I guess he just cares a bit more.
This is from the show She-ra Princess of power. This is not the “best” cel to invest in since This is mind motion cel. I got this one tho fairly cheap and it does contain 3 separate Cels. Two of who are She-ra. It came with an official filmnation stamp so it just adds into the worth of the Cel. She-ra cels are highly sought out for.
This one is a good one! This is a genuine Cel of Catra from the Show She-ra. Why is one of the main characters of the Evil side more valuable you say? Lets study the cel. First of, it’s signed. Second, it’s in good shape and it is a great picture overall. Thirdly, this was Catras first appearance in the show, because this is actually from the Movie where she-ra was first introduced “Secrets of the Sword”. In this movie, She-ra made her grand entrance as well. All of these things builds up to a cels worth.
This one is quite unique as well. This is from the Series Sabrina and the Groovy Goolies. It is from the 70’s and it’s signed. One thing that adds into the value of a cell is the Sketch that comes with it. So far almost all my Cels came with the original sketch, so basically you can get a great deal with that.
Some Cels come with a certificate of authenticity to boost the value of a cel. This specific one does come with one. Sometimes studios release their cels with the certificate to earn more in the auctioning of the cel. This one is specifically valuable since this is a very very rare scene. A kissing scene in cartoons back in the day was once throughout the entire show. If this was bravestarr riding on his horse, its a decent Cel , but not a very rare one since he did that alot. However a kissing scene was as rare as an honest politician, which means that there are fewer cels with them actually kissing.
From Tenchi Muyo, Kims favorite show 🙂
Now this is the final cel I invested in. This is something called a SeriCel. Many studios never intend to release their originals and they keep them for future references and reproductions such as the studio that created speed racer. Instead they release something called SeriCel. Some studios make limited edition, which means they release 100 copies of a cel. Those usually do not get worth much more in time. A sericel can be very much desirable since it is cleaned up and made into perfection, and with limited amount released, you will more or less have the closest thing to the real deal.
This is my collection thus far!
I hope you will find this insight ful 🙂