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    Forbidden Planet (MGM, 1956). Animation Art (12.5" X 30"). When one discusses the greatest science fiction films of all time, high atop any list will undoubtedly be Forbidden Planet. This dramatic story pits a small group of humans against a dangerous, invisible beast - the Monster from the Id - which not only threatens their survival, but that of the planet Altair IV itself. To bring the creature to life, the producers enlisted the aid of leading Disney animator Josh Meador and his team, who developed an ingenious process to make the invisible visible. The creature is only seen when it comes in contact with an electric fence, or when it is hit with blaster fire, so instead of relying on traditional cell animation, in which pencil drawings are transferred to clear acetate sheets, then inked and painted, Meador decided to shoot the pencil drawings themselves using a high contrast film, then composite a negative image on top of the positive image, resulting in a bizarre, flickering effect that had never before been seen. Anyone who has experienced the movie remembers this dramatic sequence, and now a mere handful of these fabulously rare and desirable pencil drawings are being offered to collectors. Material from this landmark film is exceptionally scarce, and avidly competed for on the rare occasions it comes to auction. This spectacular piece, showing the ID Monster in all his slavering glory, is rendered in graphite on animation paper that has been folded to the limits of the image. It shows minor creasing, and slight edge wear, and there is a label that has been affixed to the top. These minor flaws notwithstanding, this is a momentous opportunity for fans of this important film, one that may never be repeated. Fine.

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