Taarna Sequence: Heavy Metal Animation Cels

A selection of Taarna animation cels from Heavy Metal.

Columbia Pictures (1981)

 

Taarna Dressing01 Heavy Metal Animation Cel

Taarna Dressing *Censored*

No Background
Image 6″ x 8″
Cel 14″ x 11″
No mattes
SOLD
#0125

Taarna Dressing02 Heavy Metal Animation Cel

Taarna Dressing *Censored*

No Background
Image 6.5″ x 8.5″
Cel 12.5″ x 10.5″
No mattes
$1350
#0126

Taarna Dressing05 Heavy Metal Animation Cel

Taarna Dressing *Censored*

Matching Drawing

No Background
Image 6.25″ x 9.75″
Cel 13″ x 10.75″
No mattes
SOLD
#0130

Taarna Dressing06 Heavy Metal Animation Cel
Taarna dressing03 Heavy Metal Animation Drawing

Taarna Dressing

No Background
Image 4.5″ x 9.5″
Framed 15.5 x 15
Double Matted
SOLD
#0129

Taarna dressing04 Heavy Metal Animation Cel

Taarna Dressing

Matching Drawing

No Background
Image 6″ x 9.25″
Cel 12.5″ x 10.5″
No mattes
SOLD
#0128

Taarna in the bar01 Heavy Metal Animation Cel

Taarna in the Bar

Pencil Print Background
Image 13″ x 7.5″
Cel 14″ x 10″
No mattes
SOLD
#0120

Taarna in the Pit01 Heavy Metal Animation Cel

Taarna Caught

Matching Color Print Background
Image 13″ x 7.5″
Cel 14″ x 10″
No mattes
SOLD
#0121

Taarna in the Pit02 Heavy Metal Animation Cel

Taarna Caught

Rare Taarakian Mark

No Background
Image 11.5″ x 8.75″
Cel 14″ x 10″
No mattes
$1,200
#0122

Taarna on the Rack03 Heavy Metal Animation Cel
Taarna on the Rack Heavy Metal Animation Drawing

Taarna on the Rack *Censored*

Matching Drawing

Non Matching Pencil Print Background
Image 6″ x 8″
Cel 14″ x 10.5″
No mattes
$1,500
#0136

Taarna on the Rack Heavy Metal Animation Cel 02

Taarna on the Rack *Censored*

Background Copy
Image 12″ x 9.5″
Cel 14″ x 11″
No mattes
SOLD
#0135

Taarna on the Rack02 Heavy Metal Animation Cel

Taarna Dressing

Key Matching Original Production Background

Image 12.5″ x 8.75″
Framed 18.5″ x 15″
Background
Double matted
SOLD
#0137

Taarna on the Rack Heavy Metal Animation Cel 01

Taarna on the Rack *Censored*

Matching Barbarian Drawing

Matching Print Background
Image 12″ x 9.75″
Framed 13.5″ x 10″
No mattes
$1,700
#0138

Taarna in the Pit03 Heavy Metal Animation Cel

Taarna in the Pit *Censored*

Matching Color Print Background
Image 10″ x 2.5″
Cel 13.5″ x 11″
No mattes
SOLD
#0123

Taarna in the Pit04 Heavy Metal Animation Cel
Taarna in the Pit04 Heavy Metal Animation Drawing

Taarna in the Pit *Censored*

Matching Drawing

Matching Color Print Background
Image 9.5″ x 3″
Cel 14″ x 10.5″
No mattes
SOLD
#0124

Taarna Fighting03 Heavy Metal Animation Cel

Taarna Fighting

No Background
Image 8.5″ x 7.25″
Framed 16″ x 13″
Double matted
$400
#0134

Taarna Fighting01 Heavy Metal Animation Cel

Taarna Fighting

Matching Drawing

No Background
Image 8″ x 8.25″
Cel 13.5″ x 10.5″
No mattes
SOLD
#0132

Taarna Fighting02 Heavy Metal Animation Cel
Taarna Fighting02 Heavy Metal Animation Drawing

Taarna Fighting

Key Matching Original Production Background & Matching Drawing

Image 11″ x 6″
Cel 13.75″ x 10″
Background 14″ x 11″
No mattes
SOLD
#0133

The Next Taarna

The Next Taarna

Rare Taarakian Mark

No Background
Image 6.5″ x 7″
Cel 13″ x 10.75″
No mattes
$850
#0131

The Loc-Nar, now the size of a giant meteor, crashes into a volcano on a peaceful world. It draws people. The volcano erupts, and green lava covers everyone, mutating the crowd into an evil army. The mutants attack a city. The city leaders, desperate, mentally summon the Taarakians, a (possibly extinct) warrior race, with whom the city had a pact. But the city falls.

Taarna, last of the Taarakians, answers the summons. She is strong, beautiful, and mute. Her hair is white and her neck has the Taarakian mark (a sword). She flies upon a large Taarakian bird, her loyal companion. At a deserted temple, she collects armor and sword. The temple releases great power onto the sword.

Taarna flies to the ruined, deserted city. Its people have already been massacred but they can be avenged. She travels in search of the culprits. She encounters a small band of mutants and realizes that she has found the city’s destroyers. They try to rape her but she slays them with ease. Now more informed, she travels towards the mutant camp but they are prepared. They surprise her and capture her and her mount. She is bound, stripped, whipped, and thrown into an open pit, unconscious.

Her mount escapes and rescues her. In the ensuing chase, it is mortally wounded and forced to land. The mutants catch up, and their leader faces Taarna, one-on-one. He wounds her but she kills him. Surrounded by the mutant army, Taarna and her mount, both bleeding profusely, make a death flight to the volcano. As they approach, the Loc-Nar warns her off, by saying that sacrificing herself would be futile. She releases power from her sword. This destroys the Loc-Nar while annhilating her and her mount.

-Wikipedia

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