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    South Park "The Spirit of Christmas" Hand-Cut Animation Scene (Celluloid Productions, 1992).
    In 1992, two students at the University of Colorado made a short film that wound up changing their lives forever, giving birth to a wild adult-oriented animated TV sitcom that rewrote the rule book. The students were Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who together cobbled a 3:52 film using cut-out construction paper, a bottle of glue, and an old 8 mm camera. The result was "The Spirit of Christmas," the forerunner of the wildly popular cable network series, South Park. This was the first of two short Christmas precursors to South Park; it's commonly referred to as "Jesus vs. Frosty." This is an actual scene from that historic short, introducing early versions of characters known today as Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman; in this version, Cartman is referred to as "Kenny" and is the one killed, prompting the line "Oh my God! Frosty killed Kenny!" This would go on to be one of the most popular catchphrases from the show, although Kenny became the boy in the hoodie rather than rotund Cartman. Images measure 8" x 6.5" and 5" x 5". This incredibly rare piece of cut-out animation art is framed with Plexiglas, with an overall frame size of 24" x 20". Fine condition. From the Spike and Mike Festival of Animation Archives.

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