About us

We are a Family owned and operated company located in Australia which specializes in the collection and sale of Production Used Animation Cels & Production Drawings.

Our Next Event

The next event we will be attending is Oz Comic-Con Canberra on the 27 & 28 of August

Oz Comic-Con

Creating Cel Animation

Making Of Akira

What Is Cel Animation?

Cel animation is the art of creating 2D animation by hand on sheets of transparent plastic called “cels”.

Following a planning process, animators transfer draft drawings onto transparent sheets of plastic called cels. Each cel features one drawing with an outline on one side of the plastic and the color is filled in on the other.

These ‘cels’ are then placed over a background and photographed in sequence. 

When played back at a speed of 12 or 24 frames they create the illusion of movement.

It’s rare for traditional cel animation to be used in modern productions since everything is digital now. 

Although today’s 2D animation borrows many techniques from cel animation, the work is almost exclusively done on computers. Most 2D animations are still drawn by an animator but digital software is used to speed up the process.

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