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    The Green Line Painted Background Group of 2 (Terrytoons, 1944). "Many, many years ago, in a town called nowhere, there was the oddest street you ever could imagine. For right down the middle of this odd little street was a painted a broad green line." This dialogue opens this Eddie Donnelly-directed Mighty Mouse short, about a town where the mice lived on one side of the line and the cats on the other, until a fight breaks out. This was the 13th Mighty Mouse theatrical short, released on 7/7/44. This lot is a pair of 12 field Master backgrounds with mice and cats painted on them as held characters. The dead mice outside the houses comes from the shooting sequence seen at 3:29 mark, while the Evil Spirit cat throwing pitchforks from the chimney down at Mighty Mouse can be seen at about the 4:00 mark. Both are painted with gouache on top-hole board. T-365 is in top border along with Sc30 and Sc35. Both have the Terrytoons Studio stamp on the reverse. Some of the earliest Mighty Mouse production artwork we have ever seen. Minor handling and edge wear. Very Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2017
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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