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    Bugs Bunny Cartoon Title Card Concept Art by Willie Ito Group of 4 (Warner Brothers, c. 1950s). Willie Ito began his career in animation at Warner Brothers in 1954. He began in the bullpen as an in-betweener, serving the Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng and Robert McKimson units. He quickly got promoted to the Chuck Jones unit as an assistant to Ken Harris. At this time, Willie was given extra work to do, including some incidental character designs and publicity spot drawings. He then moved to the Friz Freleng unit as a layout artist, and received his first screen credit for Prime Varmint. This lot is a series of FOUR original 1950s Willie Ito title card concepts he did while working at Warner Brothers for Don Foster, who was the head of the Titles department. Here is Willie's work on What's Opera Doc, Bewitched Bunny, Bugsy and Mugsy, and Barbary Coast Bunny. Art is in graphite with red and blue pencil highlights. One is on 12 field animation paper, one is on 16 field paper, and two are trimmed to 12" x 9" and 12" x 10". The four lobby card/title type concept pieces come with a custom designed, hand-drawn and signed Letter of Authenticity from Mr. Willie Ito himself. Minor handling. In Very Good condition.

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    July, 2017
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