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    Gertie the Dinosaur Limited Edition Cel Artist's Proof #1 (Winsor McCay, 1990). Cartoonist Winsor McCay toured the country demonstrating his trained Dinosaur to packed crowds in theater after theater. The real life McCay would interact with his animated pet and eventually enter the cartoon in animated form himself. It was a sensation and inspired many young artist of the day to seek opportunities in the burgeoning animation industry. During the boom years of animation collecting in the 1990s and the advent of limited editions created by virtually every studio, a Gertie the Dinosaur Limited Edition cel was proposed. It was created from an original drawing from the 13:10 mark in the film and features an animated McCay being lifted up in Gertie's mouth. This is the original Artist Proof #1 marked "Pro/1 for this proposed project fine art cel that never came to be. The 9" tall hand-inked image is on a 12 field cel over a print background and bears a prototypical Winsor McCay seal in the lower left. This easily one of the rarest limited edition animation pieces we have ever offered. Minor handling and condition is Very Good.

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