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    Doctor Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Production Cel Setup (MGM, 1966). "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch!" Outstanding hand-painted production cel of the Grinch, from where he is at the foot of the bed of the sleeping Who children. He breaks into a grin and then steals the candy canes they are clutching. You can see this at about the 14:44 mark. Great image of 5". This is a 2-cel setup with the Grinch head being production and the Grinch hat, which was a held cel, being re-created. The hand-painted production cel is on a print background for presentation purposes. The director and animation legend, Mr. Chuck Jones (1912 -2002) has hand-signed the cel; it includes a Linda Jones seal and a Linda Jones COA. What a pose! Fine condition. From the Chuck Jones Archives.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2017
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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