Yep. When I saw this baby up for auction, I had
no clue what the orange thing was on her horn. I
bid anyway. When the cel and sketch arrived, I
got a good laugh! Check it out below.
Apparently, whoever was working on this sketch
was a Led Zeppelin fan. It makes sense, since
this movie was made in a time when LZ was still
pretty popular with a lot of people. And the
genre of the film doesn't hurt, either.
Whoever painted the cel passed the joke along, or
maybe it was the same person...either way, it's
out of frame anyway. The cel sure looks authentic
to me; it shows signs of age and I doubt many
people were faking LU cels way back then, when
they were probably getting tossed in trash bins
at the studio anyway.
Since the drawings on your cel match the colors
of the cel inks exactly, I wouldn't worry.
Someone drew a little character chasing 'shrooms
on yours...someone drew a flaming Led Zeppelin
sword on mine...methinks everyone at the studio
was having a grand ol' time, hmmm? :)
I think it's a fascinating insight into the
mindset of the people working on the film at the
time. I don't mind it.