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    Dear Old Switzerland Painted Backgrounds Original Art Group of 2 (Terrytoons, 1944). Ah, dear old Switzerland, and all the Swiss cheese you can eat! This very funny Eddie Donnelly-directed short is filled with wildly inventive gags, most involving skiing. Two great hand-painted backgrounds from this cartoon: the first one has a ladder missing the bottom rung; it's animated with mice pushing the wooden rod in with a cheese round that will be spun and sliced. It's noted as Sc 15, and can be found at the 2:19 mark. The second is noted as 44, and it shows the ski jump where a Gandy Goose-like character and others comes flying off; see it at the 5:52 mark. Both are painted in gouache on skimmed illustration board, most likely by Anderson Craig or Bill Hilliker. Minor handling wear; Very Good condition.

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