The Secret of NIMH is a classically made 1982 animated film directed by
Don Bluth in his directorial debut. It is an adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's
1971 children's novel "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH". The film was
produced by Aurora Pictures and released by United Artists.

The "Mrs. Frisby" name in the novel had to be changed to "Mrs. Brisby"
during production because of a trademark conflict. While released to critical
acclaim,
The Secret of NIMH was also a moderate box office success.

Art from this film has a rich look and style reminiscent of Bluth's years of
animation at the Walt Disney studios. This is just a sampling of the original
cels still available from this film.
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The Secret of N.I.M.H.  (1982)
This is an original  production cel from "The Secret Of
NIMH
" 1982.     Hand signed by director Don Bluth!
Fievel and Tanya original production cel from
"An American Tail" (1986)  $425 framed
Lovely Mrs. Brisby with the amulet! This is an original hand
painted production cel from "
The Secret Of NIMH" 1982
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Don Bluth started as an animator in 1955 at the Walt Disney
Animation Studios working on classics like "Sleeping Beauty
(1959)" and "101 Dalmatians (1961)" He later became a Disney
animation director. Bluth left Disney because he wanted to return
to the classical Disney animation style.

In 1979 he founded a rival company that became Disney’s
main competitor in the 1980s. During his roller coaster of a
career, Don Bluth produced commercial hits (
An American Tail,
The Land Before Time, Anastasia), cult classics (The Secret
Of NIMH
, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Titan A.E.), and other
children's films (
Banjo the Woodpile Cat, Rock-A-Doodle,
Thumbelina
,  A Troll In Central Park, The Pebble and the
Stone" and Bartok the Magnificent
). Bluth is also famous for
his delightful fully animated video games (
Space Ace and
Dragon's Lair).

Don Bluth passed away in 2013 leaving a multi-faceted
animation legacy. His films still delight animation fans today.

Original production Cels from most of the Bluth films were
released in the 1980s and early 1990s.      Ask us for details!
Animation Director Don Bluth with some of his animated characters!
An American Tail (1986)
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An American Tail tell the animated musical story of a young
mouse named Fievel Mousekewitz and his family. They emigrate
from Russia to the United States by boat after their home is
destroyed by cats. During the trip, a fierce storm throws Fievel
from the ship, and he loses contact with his family. Luckily, he
manages to sail to New York in a bottle. There, Irish mouse
Bridget , an Italian mouse named Tony  and a kindly cat named
Tiger  help Fievel search for his loved ones.

Beautiful animation & sweet story!  These are orginal animation
production cels actually filmed to make the movie.
Fievel and Warren T. Rat original production cel from
"An American Tail" (1986)  $425 framed
Cute Fievel in hat original production cel from
"An American Tail" (1986)  $425 framed
Fievel and Tanya original production cel from
"An American Tail" (1986)  $425 framed
                           The Art of Don Bluth