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    The Fox and the Crow Crawford Crow Production Cel and Master Painted Background (Screen Gems/Columbia, 1944). The Fox and Crow cartoon series starring Fauntleroy Fox and Crawford Crow was created by Frank Tashlin. Cecil Beard and Alpine Harper are credited with co-writing many of the 1940s Fox and Crow cartoons after leaving Disney. These two characters were Screen Gems' biggest stars in the early '40s. Artwork from these cartoons is considered very tough to find. This is a rare hand-inked, hand-painted production cel of Crawford Crow from the 1944 cartoon "Mr. Moocher." The cel is placed on a Master hand-painted 12 field Fox and Crow production background, from "The Egg Yegg" (1944). You can see this background about the 5:35 mark. Finding a Fox and Crow 1944 Master setup is just about unheard of; this one comes from the personal collection of Cecil Beard (1907 - 1986). Nice image of Crawford Crow measuring 4". Tape along background bottom border, with minor handling and edge wear, overall Very Good condition. From the Cecil Beard Estate.

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