Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf "Suspended Animation" Limited Edition Cel AP #1/75 and Original Chuck Jones Drawing (Warner Brothers, 1994). "Morning Ralph... Morning Sam!" Chuck Jones released his first hand-painted limited edition cel featuring Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf in 1994, in a piece called "Ralph and Sam: Suspended Animation." It was an edition of 750 which sold out immediately, over 20 years ago. All Chuck Jones limited editions were created from his original drawings, but this one is extra special: not only is this a rare Artist's Proof edition, it's #1 of the scant 75 copies made! It also has the original hand-painted background used in the making of the regular edition. To top it off, this lot has the actual Chuck Jones drawing of Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf used to create the limited edition cel. Rarely have any of the original drawings used to make these cels ever been released. Image sizes are 5" and 6". Both the cel and original drawing are in one common frame; both pieces are hand-signed by Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002). A Linda Jones seal is on the cel. The pieces are in a double-aperture mat and framed with Plexiglas for an overall size of 34.5" x 18.5". Included are three Letters of Authenticity on the back of the frame. One for the Artist Proof Cel #1, one for the original background, and one for the original Chuck Jones published drawing. Fine condition. This lot is a Chuck Jones fan's dream come true!

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2017
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 3,807

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Jul 1, 2017 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    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 15 days left to consign to the 2021 October 2 - 3 International Comic & Original Art Signature Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You guys are very, very good. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anybody else who may have something interesting to sell.
    S. P.,
    Carlisle, United Kingdom
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search