An original preliminary background from the Don Bluth Studios animated film The Secret of NIMH (1982). The background was created at the studio and used during the animation process. Don Bluth was notorious for his attention to detail and would often change the layout, look, or color pallette in a scene after seeing dailys. A very similar background with very different colors appears in the final version of the film when Mrs. Brisby talks with Jeremy by the water. Measuring 10.5"x13.5" overall and with the image area measuring 10"x13", the preliminary background is in fine condition.