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    The Lion and the Mouse Painted Backgrounds Group of 2 (Terrytoons, 1943). This was the seventh Super Mouse cartoon, and the last before the name change to Mighty Mouse. Here are two original hand-painted jungle backgrounds from this Mannie Davis-directed short, which was released on 12/11/43. The first has numbers from 16 to 21 listed in the top margin; it can be seen at the 2:18 mark as a tipsy mouse (he crawled into a bottle of hard cider) encounters a sleeping lion. The second background also has multiple numbers listed, from 16A to 21A; it can be seen at the 2:46 mark, as the mouse (who later becomes Super Mouse) crawls up to the lion's head to punch his nose. Both 12 field backgrounds are seen several times. Each is painted with gouache on light board, with studio stamps on the reverse. Very Good condition with edge wear and minor tape residue in the lower corners.

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