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    Hasty Hare Marvin the Martian Production Cel (Warner Brothers, 1952). "We must capture a live earth creature, K-9, and take it back with us to Mars. Isn't that a nice assignment? Hmm?" This Chuck Jones short was Marvin the Martian's second appearance and featured his faithful green dog assistant K-9. It's interesting to note that the character was never named in any of his five original shorts and only referred to as the Commander of Flying Saucer X-2 in this one. However, in 1979 the Marvin name was selected for The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie. Offered in this lot is one of the great rarities in animation art, an original vintage production cel of Marvin the Martian from one of his original theatrical cartoons. It's an exceptional full-figure image of the character holding his disintegrating pistol from the 4:23 mark. He measures 4.5" x 5" hand-inked and hand-painted on a 12 field cel that bears a Warner Brothers copyright sticker in the lower left. Warner Brothers production art from this era is rare and an image of this character and of this quality is one of the rarest cels of all. This piece is so special that it was exhibited in the Warner Brothers Animation Art Exhibit held at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art at Youngstown State University in the summer of 1996 and there is a sticker on the back of the frame as confirmation. Chances are that if you did not attend that exhibit, this is the nicest vintage Marvin cel you've ever or will ever see. It is in a 17" x 16" frame under Plexiglas with a mat window of 9" x 8". The copyright sticker has curled at the edges; otherwise condition is Very Good. Frame is sold as-is.

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    August, 2021
    6th-8th Friday-Sunday
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