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    Virgil Ross - Tweety "Model Sheet" Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s).
    That sweet little bird in a gilded cage who keeps seeing "puddy tats" stars in this original model sheet-style drawing of the one and only Tweety Bird. Tweety debuted in the 1942 short A Tale of Two Kitties, and was featured in a total of 47 cartoons from the 1940s through the 1960s. The art is by long-time WB animator Virgil Ross, known for his action and dance sequences, as well as his funny facial expressions. Several of the cartoons he worked on were nominated for Academy Awards, and Mr. Ross himself was given the prestigious Winsor McCay Award in 1988. He spent time at several other studios, most notably Hanna-Barbera and Filmation. Mr. Ross began releasing hand-painted Limited Edition cels of his famous Looney Tunes scenes as part of the "Master's Collection" cels sold at Warner Bros. Studio Stores and animation galleries. This signed piece is drawn with eight images of Tweety on a 16 field animation sheet; image sizes range from 2.5" to 6.5". Fine condition.


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    February, 2018
    18th Sunday
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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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