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Auction Name: 2021 December 10 - 13 The Art of Anime and Everything Cool II Animation Art Signature® Auction

Lot Number: 16002

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Grinch and Max Production Cels and Animation Drawings Signed by Chuck Jones Group of 4 (MGM, 1966). "I must find some way to keep Christmas from coming!" The fabled story from Dr. Seuss comes to television for the first time in this colorful special for the whole family! Bitter and hateful, due to an under-sized heart condition, the Grinch is angry at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So, disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. This image of Mr. Grinch can be seen near the 2:54 time mark. Max can be seen moments later near the 3:11 mark when the Grinch bemoans the Whos and their love of Christmas. Here's is a magnificent lot from the beloved holiday classic. Two production cels and their matching production drawings - all four are hand-signed by legendary animator, film director and three-time Academy Award® winner, Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002). Jones was hired by Warner Brothers in 1942 to direct the Private Snafu shorts. It was there that a young Chuck Jones met a young writer, Ted Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss). The two would go on to create some of the most memorable cartoon specials in television history. During his lifetime, Chuck Jones became and continues to be a National Treasure. His films have possibly inspired more laughter throughout the world than any other body of work because of its quality and timelessness. These production cels are hand-painted on 12 field acetate and paired with background copy/prints for presentation purposes. The drawings were rendered in graphite on 12 field animation paper. All four pieces contain a Linda Jones seal and comes with four Certificates of Authenticity. The four pieces are in one four-aperture 37" x 32.5" frame. The apertures measure 12" x 10". Certs are on the backside of the frame. Frames are sold as-is. Artwork condition is Fine.

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