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All of the artwork in this collection is guaranteed 100% authentic and genuine as created by TVC for King Features Syndicate in London England during late 1967 through 1968.   This collection is being offered Exclusively and Only Here at www.BeatleBay.com!!!   Many of the pieces are very rare, extreme examples, that seldom surface for sale.  There are many examples of hand painted art cels, hand drawn art cel drawings and even examples of ultra rare original production backgrounds!  Each piece is either hand painted or hand drawn and copyright King Features Subafilms Limited, London, England UK 1968.  This project was headed up by KFS veteran Al Broadax,  who already had a long running hit TV cartoon show of The Beatles during the early years of Beatlemania simply called The Beatles

    The creation of this movie and the artwork that followed involved many steps.  We will give you a quick summary of how cels, drawings and backgrounds were created:  TVC consisted of several dozen animators along with a production team.  Heinz Edelmann was the art director and had final say of how each of the Beatles and each of the characters in the film looked and acted.  It was Heinz who created a master set of characters for each of the animators to use to create all the drawings and cels from.   The process to create a production art cel is as follows... first the animator would draw the character on a blank sheet of white paper.  These are called animation drawings.  Once the drawing on paper was finalized,  the animator would then overlay the drawing sheet with a sheet of clear acetate (or celluloid sheet) and then using a fine point black ink pen would outline the character.  The animator would also make notes along the peg hole side of the celluloid sheet which identified where in the movie this art cel was to be used.   Once the outline was finished,  the animator would then turn the celluloid sheet over and paint in the different sections in whatever colors were to be used for that character.  So a finished art cel has a character that has been created using both sides of the clear celluloid sheet;  the black outline of the character is on the front side and the painting of the colors is on the reverse side!  A very cool process!!   Once the production watercolor hand painted backgrounds were created,  these clear celluloid sheets were overlaid onto the backgrounds and then filmed.  A very tedious process compared to today's Computer Generated Imaging!  The making of an animated film using hand painted art cels with hand painted backgrounds ended in the 1980s with the invent of CGI.

    Most of these art cels and drawings were sold in stores such as Hallmark in late 1969 and during1970 in cardboard matted 16" x 20" frames which normally contained  1, 2 or 3 art cels or one drawing.   When the film was finished, all of the original artwork that wasn't wanted and kept by some of the original animators or the production team,  were all packaged for retail sale to the general public.  Whichever cels didn't overlap normally went into the cardboard matting, usually 2 sometimes 3 or more.  Adhered to the back of this frame was one of King Features Subafilms Ltd. Certificates of Authenticity (COAs).  These measured approx 6" x 8" and featured a round gold foil sticker on the bottom right side of this certificate which stated "ONE OF A KIND ORIGINAL ART From The Full Length Cartoon Feature The Beatles Yellow Submarine - A Collectors Treasure".  These certificates were printed on parchment paper and are included in some of the animation artwork in this collection.  The matted prints were then shrink-wrapped and sent out to retail stores such as Hallmark worldwide.  The rarest and most valuable cels and the largest ones and ones that take up much of the 12" x 16" palette most of these art cels use.   A typical art cel is painted onto a 12" x 16" clear sheet of acetate which almost always have one of the edges with peg holes for the animators to secure their piece down.  Many original drawings are on plain white paper sheets that range from 12" x 16" to as large as 16" x 34" and these usually have alignment peg holes too.  There are also handwritten codes along that same peg hole edge which identified the scene number and frame.  We will translate all of these codes for you in each items' description as much as possible.  Some of the easier codes are NWM for the Nowhere Man sequence; SOT for Sea Of Time; SOM for Sea Of Monsters; SOS for Sea of Science; SOG for Sea of Green.  Some are even easier as BULLDOG was for the Hey Bulldog sequences.  The rarest and most sought after Yellow Submarine artwork from the movie are the original backgrounds.  The backgrounds were usually hand painted using watercolor paint.  Some original backgrounds are simply incredible to behold!!    Items are arranged for sale by Animation Cels, Animation Drawings and Animation Backgrounds.

    They were all hand-painted in London England from November 1967 through July 1968 by TVC (TV Cartoons) for King Features Subafilms Ltd. The movie premièred July 16, 1968 at the London Pavilion in Piccadilly Circus London England.  All of the Beatles were present during the opening premiere of the movie.   It showed to rave reviews even though the actual Beatles had little to do with the production of the film.  The Fab Four  would stop by the studios from time to time to see how production was progressing, but didn't participate on the day to day production of the film.  The Beatles voices were originally to be used but because of time constraints, they used others with similar voices.  However at the end of the actual film, The Beatles themselves are actually shown live, talking and joking for about a minute before John Lennon counts off "one, two, three, four" and the movie ends with the song All Together Now!!!

    These art animation cels, drawings and production backgrounds have proven to be a top notch blue chip investment over the years.  Each piece is truly one of a kind artwork from a by-gone era where movement in cartoons was created by filming 16 hand painted pictures per second.  Today this is achieved using computers and CGI.   Luckily the artwork from this animated feature film was saved by Beatles fans like you and I back in 1969!   ENJOY!

    Please Note: If there are any clients who would like to make a package deal for parts of the collection or even the entire collection as is, please contact us directly at SALES@BEATLEBAY.COM.  We will surely try to accommodate any of your offers.   Also, if you have any original 1968 Yellow Submarine production art cels, drawings or backgrounds contact us as we are currently actively buying artwork too!!!


Original 1968 Art Animation Production Cels

PLEASE NOTE:  All artwork from this collection is guaranteed to be 100% authentic and as advertised and come with a Letter of Authenticity from BeatleBay.com.  Keep in mind that most all of these cels and drawings are the original sizes as created for the movie in 1968.  Cels and drawings are typically done on 12.5" x 16" sheets.   ENJOY!!!


  Item YSAC001:  The Beatles 1968 original Art Animation Cel of JOHN LENNON from the 1968 The Beatles Yellow Submarine motion picture!!!  Offered is an original art cel from the 1968 major motion picture.  The 12.5" by 16" clear acetate celluloid sheet contains a great large image of John Lennon!   The cel itself is unusually large, measuring 10" tall by nearly 4.25" wide.  You normally don't find cels this large and gorgeous!!   The artwork is located in the center section of the celluloid sheet.  The art cel itself is in excellent condition.  There are the usual peg holes along the bottom edge with the original animator's handwritten notations of the exact scene and sequence this art cel was used in the movie: "AT.M.  Sc1   43".   There is also very slight, hardly noticeable fading to the artwork.  We mention all condition issues and this one is hardly noticeable.   This sheet was mounted and framed in the past which accounts for the slight fading.   There are also tiny tape remnants in each corner.  Overall a terrific piece of original artwork from Yellow Submarine!

The art cel will come with the original cardboard matting that the piece originally was sold in.   The cardboard matting still has the original shrinkwrap intact on the front and backsides; the shrinkwrap was split opened on the right side only.   The size of the cardboard matting is 16" by 20".   If you don't want the cardboard matting, the shipping costs will be $15 less.  We are also including a color laser copy of an original background to use to frame the piece with if desired (as pictured above).

We guarantee this art cel is completely hand-inked and  hand-painted in London England from November 1967 through July 1968 by TVC (TV Cartoons) for King Features Subafilms Ltd.  The Beatles Yellow Submarine motion picture premièred July 16, 1968 at the London Pavilion in Piccadilly Circus London England.  All of the Beatles were present during the opening premiere of the movie.   It showed to rave reviews even though the actual Beatles had little to do with the production of the film.  The Fab Four  would stop by the TVC studio in London from time to time to see how production was progressing, but didn't participate on the day to day production of the film.  The Beatles voices were originally to be used but because of time constraints, they used others with similar voices.  However at the end of the actual film, The Beatles themselves are actually shown live, talking and joking for about a minute before John Lennon counts off "one, two, three, four" and the movie ends with The Beatles song "All Together Now"!!!

These art animation cels, drawings and production backgrounds have proven to be a top notch blue chip investment over the years.  Each piece is truly one of a kind artwork from a by-gone era where movement in cartoons was created by filming 16 hand-painted cartoons per second.  Today this is achieved using computers and CGI.   Luckily the artwork from this animated feature film was saved by Beatles fans like you and I back in the day!    This one-of-a-kind artwork will be accompanied with BeatleBay's Letter of Authenticity (LOA).   

   

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  Item YSAC003:  The Beatles 1968 original Art Animation Hand-Painted Watercolor Psychedelic Production Background from THE SEA OF MONSTERS from the 1968 The Beatles Yellow Submarine motion picture!!!  Offered is an original art animation hand-painted production background from the 1968 major motion picture!    Original watercolor backgrounds are as rare as hens teeth!  The original production background pieces typically weren't saved like the art cels were,  plus there were dozens/hundreds of cels produced for every background created for the movie... they are that rare!!!   This background is no exception and is a terrific psychedelic original example of hand-painted one-of-a-kind artwork from the movie we all love!!   

This piece came directly from Al Brodax and it’s a really cool hand-painted production background from The Sea of Monsters sequence!  In the movie this background is utilized where the yellow submarine stops in the middle of the screen, and a bunch of funny items pop in-and-out of the submarine during this scene.  You can easily locate this background in the scene because there's a section that looks like a 'Red Fish Hook' on the right side of the background sheet... if you stand back you'll see where we mean... this is the area where the camera focuses it's attention during the 10 second stretch in the movie this background was used.   The background measures approximately 17” wide by 12.5” high and has peg holes attached at the top edge with cloth tape;  The background is marked “MONS” and “SC 8” handwritten in white pencil which stands for the Sea of Monsters, Scene 8.    This scene appears approximately 37min 45sec into the film and this background was used for about 10 seconds in the film.   The submarine cels that originally were used on top of this background were quite varied and we’ve seen several of them over the years.  See below for 3 actual stills from the movie.   If you have one of these submarine cels that was originally used with this background, then by adding this background you'd have what is called a Master Key-sequence cel/background Setup!! A Master Key Setup is when an original production background is matted with an original art cel from the same sequence in the film;  they are quite rare and highly sought after by collectors!  

The background is in Very Good+ to Excellent condition.  Just right of center in the piece, there is a small circular blemish about 3mm in diameter… it’s been painted over by the original artists, but when we checked the scene in the movie where this background is used, you can actually see the blemish in the film!!  So it’s 100% proof positive this piece was used in the final production of The Sea of Monsters Sequence # 8!   If you look at the last screen shot we've added below, you can actually see this 3mm blemish on camera... it's right below the submarine's bottom hatch!!

We will also include an original Letraset Yellow Sub decal art cel with the sale of this item!   The Letraset cel is 2.25" long and on it's own 12.5" x 16" clear acetate sheet...  Keep in mind that the value of this lot is the handpainted watercolor background!!  Not in the Letraset Yellow Submarine art cel!!!   The submarine is not a hand painted art cel, it's a decal that was used by King Features studio at the time so they wouldn't have to keep repainting the same submarine in the same pose every time a submarine was needed in the film.   So they had these sheets of Letraset Decals made up to use in the film.   It's still a production used art cel and it's still Very Cool BUT it's not a hand painted art cel.

Below are 3 still shot photos from the actual movie showing this background as it was used in the production of the film.  As you can see, the action centers around the right center area of the background, right near that 'red colored hook'...

We guarantee this art cel is completely hand-inked and  hand-painted in London England from November 1967 through July 1968 by TVC (TV Cartoons) for King Features Subafilms Ltd.  The Beatles Yellow Submarine motion picture premièred July 16, 1968 at the London Pavilion in Piccadilly Circus London England.  All of the Beatles were present during the opening premiere of the movie.   It showed to rave reviews even though the actual Beatles had little to do with the production of the film.  The Fab Four  would stop by the TVC studio in London from time to time to see how production was progressing, but didn't participate on the day to day production of the film.  The Beatles voices were originally to be used but because of time constraints, they used others with similar voices.  However at the end of the actual film, The Beatles themselves are actually shown live, talking and joking for about a minute before John Lennon counts off "one, two, three, four" and the movie ends with The Beatles song "All Together Now"!!!

These art animation cels, drawings and production backgrounds have proven to be a top notch blue chip investment over the years.  Each piece is truly one of a kind artwork from a by-gone era where movement in cartoons was created by filming 16 hand-painted cartoons per second.  Today this is achieved using computers and CGI.   Luckily the artwork from this animated feature film was saved by Beatles fans like you and I back in the day!    This one-of-a-kind artwork will be accompanied with BeatleBay's Letter of Authenticity (LOA) as is shown below.

      

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 Item YSAC004:  The Beatles 1999 Serial-Cel Recreation of the Yellow Submarine !!!  Offered is an original art cel of The Yellow Submarine as it was re-created for fans in 1999 for the 25th aniversary of the release of The Beatles Yellow Submarine motion picture!   This 25" long by 13.5" wide 'Serial-Cel' was created in limited numbers for fans in 1999.   The piece is dated 1999 and has all the KFS and Subafilms licensing information printed on the bottom left corner.   The blue backing paper, which is nothing more than a piece of plain paper that fades from blue to white, is original to the cel but the edges were cut down slightly.  This could easily be replaced when presenting the Serial-Cel for professional matting and framing.    The Serial-Cel Is In Excellent condition.   SALES PRICE $395.

 

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 Item YSNG001:  The Beatles 1968 original Art Animation Cel NEGATIVE of KING KONG from the 1968 The Beatles Yellow Submarine motion picture!!!  Offered is an original art cel Negative from the 1968 major motion picture.  The 5.5" by 6.5" negative contains the scene in the movie where King Kong tries to grab the girl!!!   We guarantee the negative is an original vintage piece that was actually made during the production of The Beatles Yellow Submarine!    There is a small TVC sticker on the negative with a catalog number hand printed.   In Excellent condition.   SALES PRICE $75.

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Item YSAC051: The Beatles 1968 original Art Animation Cels of ALL 4 BEATLES from the 1968 The Beatles Yellow Submarine motion picture!!!  Offered is a tremendous opportunity to purchase one of the nicest set of art cels we’ve ever offered for sale:  All 4 Beatles in a Key Setup from the 1968 full length motion picture The Beatles Yellow Submarine!   This lot consists of 4 separate acetate sheets and each sheet contains one Beatle art cel from the Nowhere Man sequence in the movie.  All 4 Beatles are from the same sequence in the movie;  this is considered a key setup from the movie and is quite rare to find multiple cels used together.   The Paul cel measures approx 7.25” high by 2.75” wide;  the John cel measures approx 4” high by 2.25” wide;  the George cel measures approx 4” by 2.75” wide;  and the Ringo cel measures approx 5.5” high by 2.25” wide.   Each acetate sheet has been cut down slightly from their original 12.5” x 16” sizes because they were all taped together to be filmed as one.   The sheet sizes are as follows:  the Paul sheet measures approx 14.25” by 11”,  the John sheet measures approx 13.75” x 11”,  the George sheet measures approx 13.5” x 11”, and the Ringo sheet measures approx 13.5” by 10.25”.   Paul’s sheet still has the peg holes along the bottom edge along with the animators’ scene notation “NW1  Sc7 8P” which stands for the Nowhere Man Sequence 1, Scene 7.  The sheets have been cut down slightly , most likely to fit over the background they were being filmed with.   It’s not at all uncommon to find.   They were originally all taped together for the filming process, as you can still see the tape residue along the edges of each sheet.  This is exactly how they came out of the studio.  This lot was originally sold at Christies auction in London in the 1990s.  Overall each art cel itself is in Excellent condition.   The edges of the acetate sheets have tape residue, small tears, some uneven cut edges, a small circular tear on the center bottom edge of Ringo's cel, but these cels were used to make a major motion picture for The Beatles!! You’ve got to expect some rough edges as these were physically used to film the movie from.  We get numerous requests for original artwork from Yellow Submarine, but nothing is more requested than all 4 Beatles themselves!  Here is your chance to purchase one of the Holy Grails of vintage 1968 Yellow Submarine artwork:  all 4 Beatles in a gorgeous, beautifully colored, striking pose!!   We guarantee these items are 100% authentic hand painted artwork from the 1968 motion picture as are all the pieces from this collection, and this item will be accompanied with a Letter Of Authenticity (LOA) from BeatleBay.  

 
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Item YSAC052:  A Very Rare Instructional Model Sheet Cel of THE YELLOW SUBMARINE from the 1968 The Beatles Yellow Submarine motion picture!!!  Offered is one of the true rarities of vintage Yellow Submarine artwork collecting:  a full sized, 12.5” by 16”, Pre-Production Instructional Model Sheet Art Cel of The Yellow Submarine!   This is a very rare “instructional model sheet" art cel which was used by the animation team at TVC in London England 1968, during the creation process of the film itself.  This cel would have been created upfront before any of the submarine cels were drawn or painted, most likely by Heinz Edelmann himself.  Each member of the animation team would have referred to this special one-of-a-kind model sheet art cel, which shows the exact dimensions of the sub and which colors to paint each part of the sub.  Instructional cels such as this are extremely rare and hardly ever surface for sale.  The submarine itself measures 9.5” long by 5.5” tall.   The acetate sheet is standard sized 12.5” by 16” and has a plain white sheet stapled to the backside of the artwork.   The condition of the art cel is Excellent.  This lot was originally sold at Christies in London and was featured on the auction catalog’s cover at the time.   Here is your chance to own one of the rarest Beatles Yellow Submarine art cels in existence today!  We guarantee these items are 100% authentic hand painted artwork from the 1968 motion picture as are all the pieces from this collection, and this item will be accompanied with a Letter Of Authenticity (LOA) from BeatleBay.   

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Item YSAC053:  The Beatles 1968 original Art Animation from "WHEN I'M 64" from the 1968 The Beatles Yellow Submarine motion picture!!!  Offered is a very unique original piece of artwork from the 1968 major motion picture The Beatles Yellow Submarine!!!  This setup is from the "When I'm Sixty Four" song sequence in the film, where they say start counting off, one number at a time, from 1 to 64.  Each number was painted into a design or figure.  These are the 1st three numbers that were used in the 11, 12 and 13 sequence.   They are not created on celluloid, they are each hand drawn and hand colored onto thin cardboard and then glued onto a larger cardboard sheet which measures overall approx 12" by 14.5" wide!  Completely original and unique!!!  Each 1, 2, 3 cutout measures approx. 7" tall. Each item is in excellent condition.  We guarantee the items are 100% authentic hand painted artwork from the 1968 motion picture as are all the pieces from this collection.   

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Original 1968 Art Animation Production Backgrounds

Item YSACB001:  The Beatles 1968 original Art Animation Hand-Painted Watercolor Production Background of the PEPPERLAND BAND including 3 key sequence Cels from the 1968 The Beatles Yellow Submarine motion picture!!!  Offered is an incredible "One-Of-A-Kind" TRUE GEM!!!   This is an original hand painted production watercolor background from the 1968 major motion picture, The Beatles Yellow Submarine!!!  Included are 3 key sequence art cels that were filmed with this exact production background!  They are the 7" tall Lord Mayor holding his viola and 2 8" tall each Pepperland Musicians with their violins!!  The background itself measures approximately 15" by 32" and is a combination of thin cardboard overlays, all hand painted!!!    It has been triple matted and framed as shown below and is ready for your home or office.  Overall size framed is 18" by 33".   Simply Incredible!!! They don't get any better than this!!!  We guarantee this item is a  100% authentic hand-painted production background from the 1968 motion picture.

         

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Item YSACB005:  The Beatles 1968 original Art Animation Hand-Painted Watercolor Production Background of Meanieland including 6 Key Sequence Cels from the 1968 The Beatles Yellow Submarine motion picture!!!  Offered is another ultra rarity- this is an original hand painted watercolor production background of Meanieland including 6 key cels from the 1968 major motion picture!!    This is a completely hand-painted watercolor production background!!  Production Backgrounds from the movie Yellow Submarine are extremely rare to find, especially when they include the art cels that were used with them in the movie!!!  That makes this item beyond Rare!!!  Truly, an Ultra Rarity and one that rarely surfaces for sale to the general public!!! Now is your chance to add this incredible piece of original Yellow Submarine artwork to your collection!!!   The exact scene in the movie is "Attack 1, Scene 10, Background # 9.  You will see the original Production Background Watercolor has the original animator's peg holes at the bottom and the piece is marked "ATTACK I   SC 10  B/9" at the very bottom edge of the piece!!!  Also the 6 original production art cels are marked on the bottom edges too, many of them have "ATT I" for the Attack 1 sequence;  "Sc10" or "Scene10" for Scene 10!!!  It's nearly an impossible feat today to find any original art cels and their matching production background together!!!  

    This original hand painted watercolor production background and 6 hand painted key sequence cels were used twice in the movie, both within 18 seconds of each other!!!   This scene is when The Blue Meanies First Attacked Pepperland at the beginning of the film!  The first scene that this artwork is used appears at approx. 2 minutes and 45 seconds into the film...  after the Head Blue Meanie gathered all his troupes together, he yells out "ANTI-MUSIC MISSILE...FIRE!!!", which prompts a Mini Blue Meanie to pull the lever thus firing the Anti-Music Missile (a large purple and blue colored globe) towards Pepperland.   The globe shoots through the sky and lands directly on Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (alias "The Beatles") who are playing on the bandstand!!!  Sgt Pepper's Band are trapped at that point in the movie inside the globe!!!  We have included a short clip from the film which shows both scenes where this artwork was used. 

    The first scene this background is used is at 2:45 into the film and utilizes 3 of the key cels on the production background...the blue hole where the globe shoots out of is first covered up by the large stone stalagmite and is surrounded by 2 large thorned bushes!!  The Head Blue Meanie is counting his troupes and he yells out "Anti Music Missile", which prompts a Blue Meanie to pull the lever for the first time and the stalagmite and one thorned bush move left while the larger thorned bush moves right;  thus revealing the blue hole for the first time!  This blue hole is where the large blue & purple colored globe, i.e. the "Anti-Music Missile" is fired out of.   The Head Blue Meanie then shouts out "The Dreadful Flying Glove" and The Flying Glove then makes a circle around the blue hole on this production background then exits.  The second scene this background is usedis at 3:03 into the film where The Head Blue Meanie now yells out "Splendid, Today Pepperland Goes Blue-ie... FIRE!", then the Blue Meanie on the right side pulls the lever again and the purple and blue colored globe (anti music missile) shoots out of the hole aimed directly at Sgt Peppers Band in Pepperland!!!   This starts the first attack on Pepperland!!!

     The hand-painted watercolor production background itself measures approximately 12" by 20"; the background is in Excellent condition except the right edge has a slight fold and a small edge tear.  Each of the cels are on uncut acetate sheets which measure approx 12.5" by 16".  Overall everything is in Very Good to Excellent condition.  Some of the acetate sheets that the art cels are painted on have some edge damage, but these do not interfere with the art cels themselves!  These are ready to be matted & framed into one incredible display piece!!! Additional pictures available upon request. We guarantee this item is a  100% authentic hand-painted production background from the 1968 motion picture and each art cel is a key sequence cel that was used on this background!

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