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    Stage Door Cartoon Bugs Bunny Production Cel on Master Production Background (Warner Brothers, 1944). Ever the showman, Bugs takes the stage around the 3:00 mark in this Friz Freleng-directed short. Mr. Freleng always considered Bugs a Song and Dance man and portrayed him as such in several of his cartoons. This is an original hand-inked, hand-painted 12 field production cel of Bugs, complete with hat and cane who measures 3" x 4.5" in full-figure. This incredible vintage cel is over an original hand-painted Master background from the same short which can be seen at the 5:00 mark. It is painted in gouache on 12" x 10.5" background board and marked MM #12 Sc 35 along the top edge. Warner Brothers collectors know that very little vintage production art exists today and a one-of-a-kind Master production setup of this quality from the '40s is a remarkable find. The 75-year-old cel exhibits handling and there is a small amount of paint loss at the base of Bugs' ears. The background shows handling and has pinholes in the corners; otherwise, condition for the lot is Very Good. From the Rev Chaney Archives.

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