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    The Ferret Production Cel (DePatie-Freleng, c. 1970s). This little guy, dressed in a detective's deerstalker cap and overcoat, was created as an animated mascot for a movie that was never made. Blake Edwards had proposed a new live action detective film starring actor Dudley Moore to be called The Ferret, with animated titles similar to his Pink Panther movies; however, the project stalled when Edwards cast Moore as a last-minute replacement lead for his film 10, starring Bo Derek. The concept later was reworked into a 1984 NBC-TV Movie of the Week starring Steve Guttenberg. The full-figure hand-inked, hand-painted image of The Ferret (from some test animation made for the proposed film) measures about 3.25" tall, and the cel is matted without a background for an overall mat size of 14" x 11". Extremely rare piece of animation history! Fine condition.

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