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DescriptionDangerous When Wet Tom Cat Publicity Drawing (MGM, 1953). This feature-length live action film starred Esther Williams, MGM Studio's number one swimming star. There is a a famous animated underwater sequence in the film where she swam with both Tom and Jerry. This is a rare MGM Rotoscope preliminary publicity drawing of Tom and Esther Williams, done as part of the film's promotion. The animation sequence in this film was directed by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. It is said that when Miss Williams spoke underwater, pink bubbles came out of her mouth. The cost was said to be $50,000 for those pink special effects dialogue bubbles! In this drawing, Tom has an old-fashioned bathing suit on with a letter T. He did not wear this in the cartoon, though. Graphite on animation paper. Nice full-figure images of 5" and 8". Minor handling and edge wear. Very Good condition.
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