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    Elmer's Candid Camera Elmer Fudd and Happy Rabbit Production Cel Set of 2 (Warner Brothers, 1940). According to most cartoon historians, Bugs Bunny emerged in the short A Wild Hare. His prototype character, Happy Rabbit, evolved over four shorts, each one having some character design changes. Porky's Hare Hunt, Prest-O Change-O, and Hare-um Scare-um were the first three prototype Bugs Bunny shorts. This is the last Happy Rabbit short, directed by Chuck Jones and released on 3/2/40. This short was the first one to feature the re-designed Elmer Fudd, and also had the "black ear tips" Happy Rabbit. Jones slowed him down a bit in this last prototype short, but his voice still resembled Daffy Duck, with a Woody Woodpecker-like laugh. This is a very rare pair of hand-inked, hand-painted production cels of both Elmer Fudd and Happy Rabbit. Both are laminated to board and have the printed "This is one of my original paintings I used in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, Leon Schlesinger" in red. Large image sizes of 8" and 7". Both cels are matted in one common Plexiglas-front frame, measuring 32" x 16.5". Mat openings are 9" x 11". Historically very important lot. Fine condition.

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