B-17 Sequence: Heavy Metal Animation Cels

A selection of B-17 animation cels from Heavy Metal.

Columbia Pictures (1981)


B-17-01 Heavy Metal Animation Cel


Key Matching Original Production Background

Image 11″ x 9.5″
Cel 16″ x 11″
Background 18″ x 13″
No mattes

B-17-02 Heavy Metal Animation Cel

Rare Complete B-17 Airplane

Matching Color Print Background
Image 9.25″ x 5.25″
Framed 17.5″ x 16.5″
Triple matted

World War II B-17 bomber nicknamed the Pacific Pearl makes a difficult bombing run with heavy damage and casualties. As the bomber limps home, the co-pilot goes back to check on the crew. Finding nothing but dead bodies, he notices the Loc-Nar trailing the plane. Informing the pilot, he heads back to the cockpit, when the Loc-Nar rams itself into the plane and reanimates the dead crew members as zombies. The co-pilot is killed, while the pilot parachutes away in time. He lands on an island where he finds a graveyard of airplanes from various times, along with the wrecked airplanes’ zombified airmen, who surround him, sealing the horrified pilot’s fate.