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DescriptionThe Enemy Bacteria Production Cel and Key Master Background Group of 4 plus Walter Lantz Department of Defense Certificate (Walter Lantz, 1945/1969). In addition to regular theatrical animated shorts starring Andy Panda, Woody Woodpecker, and other cartoon characters, the Walter Lantz Studios produced a number of fine industrial and educational films. One of the best and most interesting was this 28 minute live-action/animated film, produced for the US Navy in 1945. Here's an amazing collection of four hand-inked, hand-painted production cels from The Enemy Bacteria, each with its matching hand-painted production backgrounds. The setups are trimmed to an approximate size of 12" x 9.5"; they each include multiple cels (5, 2, 2, and 4, respectively). An 11-page print-out from Jerry Beck's Cartoon Research website discussing these setups is included. In addition, a handsome Certificate of Esteem from the United States Department of Defense, presented to Walter Lantz (1899 - 1994) and his wife Gracie (1903 – 1992), is added to the group. It recognized the "patriotic service in providing entertainment to members of the Armed Forces in Pacific Hospital Circuit during the period November – December 1969." The 11" x 9.75" certificate is shrink-wrapped to a backing board. The trimmed cel setups are in overall Good condition, with tape, minor handling wear, and some paint loss to the "bubble" in one multi-character setup.
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