Lord of the Rings Animation Cels

A selection of animation cels from Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings.

United Artists (1978)

 

Frodo Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Frodo and the One Ring

SIGNED BY RALPH BAKSHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 7.75″ X 8″
CEL 12.75″X 10.5″
NO MATTES
$800
#0147

Boromir Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Boromir

SIGNED BY RALPH BAKSHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 11.75″ X 8.5″
CEL 12.75″X 10.5″
NO MATTES
$650
#0145

Merry and Pippin Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Merry & Pippin

SIGNED BY RALPH BASHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 10.5″ X 8.25″
CEL 12.75″X 10.5″
NO MATTES
$700
#0150

Gimli Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Gimli

SIGNED BY RALPH BAKSHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 9″ X 7.75″
CEL 12.75″X 10.5″
NO MATTES
$700
#0149

Gandalf the White Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Gandalf the White

SIGNED BY RALPH BAKSHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 8″ X 9″
FRAMED 17.5″ X 15.5″
NO MATTES
$800
#0148

Balrog Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Balrog

SIGNED BY RALPH BAKSHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 11″ X 7″
FRAMED 16″ X 14″
NO MATTES
$850
#0146

Balrog Lair Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Balrog Lair

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION BACKGROUND

BACKGROUND 14.5″ X 11″
NO FRAME
NO MATTES
SOLD
#0160

Nazgul Bakshi Lord of the Rings

Nazgul

SIGNED BY RALPH BAKSHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 10″ X 7″
FRAMED 15″ X 13″”
NO MATTES
$850
#0152

Nazgul Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Nazgul

SIGNED BY RALPH BAKSHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 12″ X 7.5″
FRAMED 16″ X 13″
NO MATTES
$850
#0151

Orc Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Orc

SIGNED BY RALPH BAKSHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 8.75″ X 7″
FRAMED 16″ X 14″
NO MATTES
$550
#0153

Orc Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Orc

SIGNED BY RALPH BAKSHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 11.5″ X 9″
FRAMED 16″ X 13″
NO MATTES
$550
#0155

Orcs Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Orcs

SIGNED BY RALPH BAKSHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 11.5″ X 8.5″
FRAMED 16″ X 14″
NO MATTES
$550
#0156

Orcs Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Orcs

SIGNED BY RALPH BAKSHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 11.5″ X 8.5″
FRAMED 16″ X 14″
NO MATTES
$550
#0157

Orcs Bakshi Lord of the Rings Animation Cel

Orcs

SIGNED BY RALPH BAKSHI

MATCHING BACKGROUND PRINT
IMAGE 11.5″ X 8.5″
FRAMED 16″ X 13″
NO MATTES
$550
#0158

The Lord of the Rings is a 1978 adult animated high fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. It is an adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s high fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings, comprising The Fellowship of the Ring and the first half of The Two Towers. Set in Middle-earth, the film follows a group of hobbitselvesmendwarves, and wizards who form a fellowship. They embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring made by the Dark Lord Sauron, and ensure his destruction.

Ralph Bakshi encountered Tolkien’s writing early in his career, and had made several attempts to produce The Lord of the Rings as an animated film before being given funding by producer Saul Zaentz and distributor United Artists. The film is notable for its extensive use of rotoscoping, a technique in which scenes are first shot in live-action, then traced onto animation cels. It uses a hybrid of traditional cel animation and rotoscoped live action footage. The film features the voices of William Squire, John Hurt, Michael Graham Cox, and Anthony Daniels, and was one of the first animated films to be presented theatrically in the Dolby Stereo sound system. The screenplay was written by Peter S. Beagle, based on an earlier draft by Chris Conkling.

-Wikipedia

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