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    Forbidden Planet (MGM, 1956). Animation Art (12.5" X 30").
    In this highly innovative 1950s sci-fi, which was nominated for an Academy Award for special effects, one of the main characters is the Monster of the Id, which threatens all human life on the planet Altair IV, in the year 2200. 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, Disney animator Joshua 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. Offered here is one of the orginal pencil drawings. The paper has tears and creases on the right edge, three missing corners, edge tears, and light wrinkles, but the drawing is sharp and clean. A truly horrific monster created from man's subconscious, this is one of science fiction's greatest creations and an important collector's piece. Fine.


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