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    Peanuts It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Lucy and Linus Production Cel Setup with Custom Background (Bill Melendez, 1966). At 4 in the morning after Halloween, Lucy gets out of bed and goes to the pumpkin patch to retrieve her shivering brother Linus and take him home, in this unforgettable scene. It's from near the conclusion of perhaps the greatest animated TV special with a Halloween theme ever made, a true classic that has been shown many times since its original 10/27/1966 airing on CBS. This was the third in a line of hugely popular Peanuts specials written by Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000) and directed by Bill Melendez (1916 - 2008). Any animation art from It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is super-desirable to advanced collectors; anything from this key scene is always highly coveted and tough to come by. Here is an original hand-inked, hand-painted production cel setup of Lucy as she comes for Linus, covered with his blue Security Blanket. You can find them in the film: Linus appears at the 23:16 mark, with Lucy coming in at the 23:20 mark. Although these rare cels are separated by a few seconds, this is basically how the characters looked together, making for one heck of a great animation setup! The top cel includes an "Authenticated by Peanuts Film Gallery" seal in the lower left. The background is a custom painting that nicely mimics the one seen in the film. The setup is in a custom "ghostly" mat, with an opening of 10.5" x 8.75", and is framed with Plexiglas for an overall size of 17" x 15.5". On back of the frame is a Certificate of Authenticity with a Bill Melendez signature stamp. The frame is sold as-is. This incredible setup is in Fine condition, and sure to be the centerpiece of any collection of Peanuts animation art!

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