An original background color key concept from the Disney Studios animated film, "The Great Mouse Detective" (1986). Featuring a beautiful rendering of the throne room, the hand-painted concept was created at the studio by artist James Coleman, and used during the early development process. The concept was used to develop and finalize the color palette, layout of the action, and the overall feel of the scene. When a color concept is finalized during production, it becomes the reference tool that animators use to paint cels and backgrounds, as well as to further progress through the storyboarding and layout of the individual scenes. Measuring 8"x10" overall, the piece is in very good condition with minor handling wear.