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    Heidi's Song Grandfather and Gruffies Color Model Cel with Production Background (Hanna-Barbera, 1982). Lorne Greene, best remembered for playing Ben Cartwright on TV's long-running Bonanza series, voiced the character of Heidi's grandfather in this animated feature from Hanna-Barbera. We notice a strong resemblance to the actor and his character in this original hand-painted color model cel, which also includes his dog Gruffle (noted here as "Gruffies"). It's a strong full-figure portrait in "shadow" colors, with image sizes of 7.75" and 3.25". The cel includes color call-outs, and is placed on an original painted background from the film, created in gouache by Art Director Paul Julian. The background is marked Seq. B, BG-34, and measures 14" x 10.5". Small areas of missing paint on Grandfather's leg and Gruffle's hind leg and tail; minor handling and edge wear on the background. Good to Very Good condition.

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