Ref. SBT22LM

Sebastian in "The Little Mermaid"



The movie that marked Disney’s Renaissance.

First film to use the awarded painting system CAPS ever.

The final Disney film to use a multiplane camera.

Sebastian designed by Duncan Marjoribanks, also in charge of Aladdin’s Abu or Pocahontas’ Governor Ratcliffe.

Dimensions: Main draw: 12cm x 11,5cm. Canvas: 33cm x 27cm. Frame: 40cm x 30cm. Window mat: 29cm x 20cm.

Medium: Graphite hand drawing on 3 pegholes production paper with blue color pencil.

Condition: Minor handling and edge wear, mild age-related paper toning (W3,5 as for our guide).

Framing: White RIBBA, PH-neutral mount, acid-free, polystyrene front, easy and fast disassemble. 

Authenticity: Trackable and conducted thorough research verified authenticity in exclusive NTAG215 card ISO 14443-3A with 32-bit code.

"I should be writing symphonies, not tagging along after some headstrong teenager” said Sebastian, the beloved crab and one of the main characters of 1989 film “The Little Mermaid”. Here we can see a full figure of the fun character that accompanies Ariel during most part of the plot. The crab is rendered on blue colored pencil and the artwork is numbered 13 on the lower right side. 

In the vast ocean of animated films, “The Little Mermaid” is a creation that leaves an indelible mark on both the cinematic landscape and our hearts. Released in 1989 and based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, this film with unforgettable characters, a charming storyline and a captivating musical score, became a pivotal moment in the history of animation and a renaissance for Disney’s animated features. 

Beyond its cultural impact, “The Little Mermaid” marked a significant technological advancement for Disney animation. The film utilized a combination of traditional hand-drawn animation and innovative computer-generated imagery, allowing for breathtaking underwater scenes and intricate character movements. In this film, Disney introduced to the World CAPS, a Computer Animation Production System that changed the path for animation and received an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Engineering award.  

Make yours one of the funniest and more charismatic characters of the film that remains a shining example of the power of storytelling, animation and the boundless possibilities of the Disney spirit.




Package: Custom, hand-made premium box with a Collector's Handbook, care guide, certificate of authenticity and branded materials. Authenticity: Trackable and conducted thorough research verified authenticity in exclusive NFC password protected NTAG215 card ISO 14443-3A with 32-bit code. Framing: White RIBBA, PH-neutral mount (will not discolour the picture), acid-free, polystyrene front, easy and fast disassemble.  Shipping: Free premium express shipping from Madrid, Europe.


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