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    Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf "Suspended Animation" Limited Edition Cel AP #1/75 and Original Chuck Jones Drawing (Warner Brothers, 1994). "Morning Ralph... Morning Sam!" Chuck Jones released his first hand-painted limited edition cel featuring Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf in 1994, in a piece called "Ralph and Sam: Suspended Animation." It was an edition of 750 which sold out immediately, over 20 years ago. All Chuck Jones limited editions were created from his original drawings, but this one is extra special: not only is this a rare Artist's Proof edition, it's #1 of the scant 75 copies made! It also has the original hand-painted background used in the making of the regular edition. To top it off, this lot has the actual Chuck Jones drawing of Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf used to create the limited edition cel. Rarely have any of the original drawings used to make these cels ever been released. Image sizes are 5" and 6". Both the cel and original drawing are in one common frame; both pieces are hand-signed by Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002). A Linda Jones seal is on the cel. The pieces are in a double-aperture mat and framed with Plexiglas for an overall size of 34.5" x 18.5". Included are three Letters of Authenticity on the back of the frame. One for the Artist Proof Cel #1, one for the original background, and one for the original Chuck Jones published drawing. Fine condition. This lot is a Chuck Jones fan's dream come true!

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    July, 2017
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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