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    A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court Yosemite Sam Production Cel Signed by Michael Maltese (Warner Brothers, 1978). This Chuck Jones television special, based on the Mark Twain story, premiered on 2/23/78. This is a rare hand-painted 12 field production cel of Yosemite Sam, who played Merlin the Magician in this short. This is a nice full-figure image of 3" on a print background. The real special thing about this lot is the signature. The cel is hand-signed by the great Looney Tunes writer, Mr. Mike Maltese (1908 - 1981). He began with Warner Brothers in 1941 and was the main writer for all the classic Chuck Jones-directed shorts and others through 1958. He also was the writer for some of the best things to come out of Hanna-Barbera from 1958 to 1970. The cel is inscribed, "Yosemite Sam and I became friends in 1944 'Hare Trigger' Mike Maltese." Matted with an opening of 11.5" x 10", framed with Plexiglas for an overall size of 20" x 18". Frame sold as-is. Cel condition is Very Good.

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    June, 2019
    15th-16th Saturday-Sunday
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