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    Dear Old Switzerland and One Other Painted Backgrounds Art Group of 2 (Terrytoons, c. 1944). "Come with us to the land of enchantment and beauty..." This very funny Eddie Donnelly-directed short was released on 12/22/44, and is filled with wildly inventive gags, most involving skiing. This lot includes an original hand-painted production background of a snowy landscape, numbered 8; it can be seen in online viewings at the 1:24 mark, as goats go sledding down the mountain. The second painting in this lot is a bit of a mystery. It too is numbered 8, showing an airport scene, and includes the same production number of T-374 in the upper left corner, but is not from Dear Old Switzerland. Both are typically gorgeous Terrytoons backgrounds that could easily be used with other cels to make a setup. Art is in gouache/watercolor with airbrushed backgrounds on skimmed boards with Terrytoons stamps on back.

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