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    A Sleepless Night Painted Backgrounds Original Art Group of 2 (Terrytoons, 1948). Heckle and Jeckle bedevil a sleepy hibernating bear throughout this Connie Rasinski-directed short, which was released on 8/24/48. Here are two original hand-painted backgrounds from this short. The first is noted as 17; this is the inside of the bear's cave home, with his fully-stocked refrigerator. It's seen on a YouTube version at the 1:54 mark, as the magpies force their way in, disguised as Mounties. The second, noted as 39, is seen at the very end of the cartoon, at 5:08; this is where Heckle and Jeckle crash down the door as they escape the angry bear. Both backgrounds are painted with gouache on skimmed artboards. Slight foxing on the second piece, with minor handling wear; Very Good to Fine condition.

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