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    The Reluctant Recruit Woody Woodpecker Production Cel and Key Master Pan Production Background (Walter Lantz, 1971). "See tropical lands...FREE!" this sign lands Woody Woodpecker in the French Foreign Legion, but not by choice. This Paul Smith-directed short was released on 3/1/71. Here is a rare hand-inked, hand-painted production cel of Woody Woodpecker trying to be sworn into the French Foreign Legion. It is on a Key Master hand-painted production pan background measuring 23.75" x 9". Key Master Woody Woodpecker setups from any era are rare. This oversized piece is stunning! The cel and background can be seen around the 2:04 mark. In the film, Woody is standing on the desk. The background was painted by longtime children's book illustrator and animation background painter Nino Carbe. The piece is in a Plexiglas-front frame of 36" x 20" with a mat opening of 24" x 9". Lantz Studio paperwork is on back of frame. Frame is sold as-is. Artwork is in Very Good condition.

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    June, 2019
    15th-16th Saturday-Sunday
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