A lot of cels had been laminated in 70s and 80s as part of the Disney Original Art Program and they were beginning to have problems as early as the 90s. Dumbo and Bambi cels, laminated some 40 years earlier, lasted longer but were suffering from lamination failures just the same. Early in 2003 we […]

Restoration

How many times have you heard this advice when wondering how to clean your cel: “Just wipe it with a little alcohol on a cotton ball”? Sounds okay, right? After all, what harm can a simple cotton ball and a few drops of alcohol do? MORE THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS The first thing […]

Restoration

A nice fellow called me as the year was getting under way. I was just back from a little time off between Christmas and the new year and this was my first question of 2014. It turned out he is a banker and owns some 30 pieces of animation art. Mr. Banks (obviously not his […]

Restoration

In 1988 Dr. Charles Selwitz, a conservation scientist at the Getty Conservation Research Institute, learned about our work with animation art. At the time he was working on a study to explore the strength and use of nitrocellulose in conservation. We supplied cel samples for the study and discussed our treatments and procedures for cels […]

Restoration

When recreating Walt Disney’s office for the new film “Saving Mr. Banks” the studio used four of the Courvoisier Studio Replicas to make sure the artwork on the walls was as accurate as possible. Jim Hill reports “Speaking of reproductions … A sharp eyed JHM fan earlier this week sent me a note saying that […]

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