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    The Truce Hurts Tom, Jerry, and Butch Production on Key Master Production Background (MGM, 1948). "With this truce, we won't tinker. The one who does is a STINKER!" reads the pact signed by enemies Tom, Jerry and Butch the bulldog in this short directed by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. This was the 35th Tom and Jerry cartoon produced by MGM. While the voice of Butch (the only character to speak in the film) was provided by Billy Bletcher, Bill Hanna provided the screams of all three. This is an original hand-inked, hand-painted 12 field production cel of Tom, Jerry, and Butch who together measure 7" x 7". It is presented over an original Key Master production background, painted in gouache on background board with scene and production numbers handwritten along the top and bottom borders. You can see this exact image around the 3:05 mark. Key Master setups from classic MGM theatrical shorts from the '40s are extremely rare and examples of this quality and condition are practically unheard of. The piece shows handling and the cel is stapled to the background. Condition is Very Good.

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