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DescriptionMr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Production Cel and Layout Drawing Group of 2 (UPA, 1962). "You might be nothing more than the sour gruel I ate at supper! Bah, humbug!" Here is a hand-inked and hand-painted original production cel of Mr. Magoo as Ebenezer Scrooge from the 1962 UPA holiday special Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, and this exact moment can be seen at the 12:21 mark. The cel is taped to an original layout drawing featuring one of the very first shots after the opening titles, the newspaper advertising Mr. Magoo's theatrical performance of Ebenezer Scrooge (fun fact: the newspaper in the final product is called Show News rather than Show Biz). Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol was produced by UPA in its last days as an animation studio, and it was the first animated Christmas special to be produced specifically for television. The wonderfully detailed layout drawing is rendered in graphite and color pencil on 12 field animation paper and comes with production notes. The paper shows handling and edge wear with a cut reinforced with tape near the left side and mild tearing and folding on some edges and corners. It is noted SC4 in the lower right corner. The cel shows minor handling wear with a small piece of tape in the upper right corner, and the condition of this very rare set is Very Good.
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