Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat Production Cels and Key Master Background Setups Group of 2 (DePatie-Freleng , 1982). "I thank you for your patience... Mr. Green Face!" says the Cat in the Hat to the Grinch, as he packs up his road blocking picnic. Two classic Dr. Seuss characters came together in this Emmy Award winning TV Special that premiered on 5/20/82. This is an extremely rare pair of 12 field Key Master cel and background setups of The Cat n the Hat in his yellow car, and the Grinch in his purple car. You can see this chase scene around the 6:57 minute mark. These are huge character images of 7" and 8" tall. The character, car, and road are all painted on cels. The Key Master hand-painted watercolor backgrounds provide the backdrops of the blue and purple skies. Key Masters from this special are considered very, very rare. Condition is Fine.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,359

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 40 days left to consign to the 2019 April 13 European Comic Art Comic Art - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage runs one of the if not the most efficient/organized operations I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
    Sylvia F.,
    Sacramento, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 October 12 Illustration Art - Dallas
    2018 October 12 Illustration Art - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,745,893
    2018 December 8 - 9 Animation Art Signature Auction - Beverly Hills
    2018 December 8 - 9 Animation Art Signature Auction - Beverly Hills
    REALIZED $1,869,500