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    Virgil Ross - Tasmanian Devil Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). This model sheet depicts images of the notorious Tasmanian Devil. Famous for his whirling motion and grunting noises, the Tasmanian Devil appeared in only five shorts before closure of the Warner Brothers animation unit in 1964. Virgil Ross (1907 - 1996) was a longtime animator who worked in the Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, and Friz Freleng Units at Warner Brothers. 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 model sheet drawing is on 16 field 5-peghole paper, and is signed on the lower right hand corner. Character sizes are from 2.5" to 6.25". Fine condition.

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