Tollbridge Trouble The Fox and the Crow - Crawford Crow Production Cel (Screen Gems/Columbia, 1942). Original hand-painted production cel of Crawford Crow from the Bob Wickersham directed short released on 11/27/42. Full 12 field cel of Crow pulling the drawbridge lever at about the 2:24 mark into the short. Nice large image of 5". Great facial expression and his trademark bowler hat. Some paint loss in arm and body. Cel is on a pastel painted background on 12" x 10" board. Board is split in two held together by tape. Looks to be some preliminary artwork done for a Fox and Crow short. This is from scriptwriter Cecil Beard's (1907 -1986) personal archives. Although better remembered today for their 1950s-60s DC comic book, the Fox and the Crow were huge stars for Screen Gems cartoons in the 1940s. Minor handling and edge wear in addition to crack in board. Overall cel condition is Good; background is Fair. Any artwork from this series is considered rare. From the Cecil Beard Estate.

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