Merlin the Magic Mouse & Second Banana Production Drawing ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionMerlin the Magic Mouse & Second Banana Production Drawing (Warner Brothers,1969) Hand-drawn production drawing in graphite of Merlin the Magic Mouse, Second Banana and their adversary from the Looney Tunes theatrical short Fistic Mystic. In this (the 5th of 6 Merlin shorts) he and Second Banana are challenged to a fight. Merlin bets their husky challenger that his tiny sidekick will win. He then enchants a pair of boxing gloves, so he can't lose.The image area measures approximately 4" x 9.25", on 10.5" x 12.25", 3-peghole animation paper. Light crease in the top left corner, some tape on back of page; otherwise fine condition. This short was voiced by actor Larry Storch and directed by long-time Warner Brothers Animation director -- Robert McKimson Sr. (1910 - 1977). A signed letter of authenticity from the artist's son -- Robert McKimson Jr. detailing its provenance is included.
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