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    Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Concept Sketch (DePatie - Freleng, 1971). Maurice Noble, Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss), Chuck Jones, and Friz Freleng all met during World War II when they were working on Private Snafu propaganda shorts. These relationships lasted a lifetime. Maurice Noble went on to work on five Dr. Seuss animated projects altogether. His singular style and art direction are apparent in every one. He made two with Chuck Jones directing, and three with Friz Freleng directing. This is a rare concept/character design sketch of the Cat in the Hat swimming underwater with Thing 1 (or is it Thing 2?). Graphite and gouache on 12 field animation paper. Great images measure 2" and 7". The concept/design artwork is hand-signed by Maurice Noble (1911-2001). Matted with a mat opening of 9" x 12". This is some of the rarest Seuss-like artwork to appear on the market! Minor handling. In Very Good condition. From the Maurice Noble Archives.

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    July, 2017
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