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    Virgil Ross - The Grinch "Model Sheet" Drawing Original Art (MGM, c. 1990s).
    The "Mean One," that red-eyed baddie known as The Grinch gets the Virgil Ross treatment in this superb model sheet-style drawing, with seven images hand-drawn on a 16 field animation sheet. Virgil 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. The images of the Grinch fill the page, with sizes ranging from 5" to 8". The drawing is signed, and in Fine condition.


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