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    Royal Cat Nap Tom and Jerry with Nibbles Production Cel and Painted Production Background (MGM, 1958). One of the final Tom and Jerry cartoons directed by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera is the source for this great setup. Royal Cat Nap was the fifth and last "Mouseketeers" short, released to theaters on 3/15/1958. In this original hand-inked, hand-painted setup, Tom shakes hands with Jerry for saving him from the guillotine after Tom wakes up the king, and Nibbles sings him back to sleep; see it at the 6:03 mark in online viewings. This is a special VIP setup made by the MGM Studios, including the original production cel featuring Tom and Jerry; the cel of Nibbles (aka Tuffy) has been trimmed to outline and affixed to the cel. Tom's figure size is approximately 5". The hand-painted production background is from another unidentified short. Matted with an opening of 11.5" x 8.5", and an overall mat size of 16" x 14". The mat has been inscribed to "Nurse" Dempster, and the film's titles are written below the cel image. Very rare studio artifact! In Very Good condition with minor handling wear.

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