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    Virgil Ross - Tasmanian Devil Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s The notorious Tasmanian Devil was famous for his whirling motion and grunting noises. He appeared in only five shorts before closure of the Warner Brothers animation unit in 1964. Virgil Ross (1907 - 1996) was a renowned 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 Toons 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 Toons characters as well as 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. Characters are drawn in graphite with blue pencil underdrawing, and sizes are from 2.5" to 6.25". Fine condition.

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