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    Virgil Ross - Bugs Bunny Dance Sequence Pan Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s).
    "She's da daughter of Rosie O'Grady, a regular old-fashioned goil..." sings Bugs at the beginning of his "flashback" in the 1947 short, A Hare Grows in Manhattan. This sequence with five images of Bugs dancing down the street is by one of the artists who worked on that cartoon, Virgil Ross. Mr. Ross (1907-1996) was a long-time Warner Brothers animator who worked in the Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, and Friz Freleng Units. He was famous for his action and dance sequences, as well as his facial expressions. He worked on three Looney Tunes shorts that received Academy Award nominations -- Tweety Pie, Birds Anonymous and Knighty Knight Bugs. Mr. Ross began releasing hand-painted Limited Edition cels of progressions of his famous Looney Tunes scenes as part of the "Masters Collection" for the Warner Brothers Studio Stores and animation galleries. He began making personal appearances where he created one-of-a-kind drawings of the Looney Tunes characters as well as other cartoons he worked on for other studios. He received the prestigious Winsor McCay Award in 1988. This pan drawing is similar to the last limited edition cel he signed before his passing, "Look I'm Dancing." The art is on animation paper measuring 25" x 10", with image sizes ranging from 4.5" to 6.5". Fine condition.


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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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