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    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch and Max Production Cel Setup and Key Master Background (MGM, 1966). "What a Grinchy trick... with this coat and this hat, I'll look just like St. Nick!" Arguably one of the most beloved holiday specials to grace the small screen, Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been an enduring family favorite for over 50 years and still going strong. The cartoon aired every year since December 18, 1966 and over the course of five decades has been made into two feature-length films. Here Max helps the Grinch assemble his Santa suit at the 8:36 mark and a case could easily be made that this scene is one of the most memorable in the film. Presented is an original hand-painted 12 field multi-cel setup of the Grinch and Max from this timeless holiday classic. Each of the four cels in the setup bears the number 84, align perfectly and are over their original hand-painted Key Master production background which is marked #7755 BG84. A protective clear cel is over the setup. Originally a gift back in 1966 from a noted television director to a family member, this piece has never been seen or offered for sale to the public before now. The art has always been kept out of direct sunlight and the cel and background colors appear as bright as the day they were filmed. It's a one-of-a-kind piece of animation history and the Holy Grail for any Grinch, Jones, or Seuss collector. This is very likely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a truly complete and original Key Master Grinch setup of this quality. Minor handling with tape residue on cel edges and the top cel has a light scratch across it; otherwise, condition is Very Good. Frame is sold as is.

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