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DescriptionMagpie Madness Production Background Art Group of 2 (Terrytoons, 1948). Here's a lot that's really crazy! In this Heckle and Jeckle cartoon, Dimwit/Fido the dog gets conked on the head so hard, he starts seeing magpies everywhere, and gets sent to a sanitarium. Here are two original hand-painted backgrounds from this Eddie Donnelly-directed short, which was released on 11/2/48. The first is numbered 13, and shows the interior of a "padded cell." See in on YouTube at the 2:32 mark as Dimwit is tossed in. The second is noted as 18, and shows the cel door from the hallway; it's at the 3:18 mark, seen at first with the door closed (which Dimwit will crash his head through). Art is in gouache/watercolor with airbrushed highlights on skimmed board, with Terrytoons stamps on front and back. Condition is Very Good with minor handling wear.
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