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    Doctor Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas TV Commercial Production Cel and Animation Drawing (MGM, 1966). Calling all Grinch fans! This lot is one of the rarest of the rare in terms of all the Grinch production art we have encountered. This is a hand-painted cel of the heads of the Grinch, Max with antlers, and Cindy Lou Who. The cel was used in a bank sponsor TV commercial that aired ONLY in the first showing of this epic holiday special, on December 18, 1966! The cel is on a print background for presentation purposes. Each head is approximately 1.5" - 2.5". The production cel is hand-signed by the director, animation legend Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002). Included with the cel is the matching animation drawing. A Linda Jones seal is on both pieces and Linda Jones COA is also included. Fine condition. From the Chuck Jones Archives.

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    July, 2017
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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