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DescriptionThe Sultan's Birthday Painted Backgrounds Group of 2 (Terrytoons, 1944). The luscious backgrounds in this great Mighty Mouse short were painted by longtime Terrytoons artists Anderson Craig (1904 - 1964), who started with Fleischer Studios in 1934 before moving to Terrytoons in 1938, and Bill Hilliker, who worked for the company from 1944 until 1961. These two gentlemen are unsung heroes of animated background paintings! Here are two hand-painted 13" x 9.5" backgrounds from this film, both interiors of the Mouse Sultan's palace. The first, noted as 27 in the upper right corner, can be found at the 3:03 mark; the second, noted as 39, is seen at the 6:02 mark. Both pieces are painted in gouache on skimmed illustration board, with Terrytoons stamps on the reverse. Minor handling and edge wear; Very Good condition.
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