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    Touché, Pussy Cat! Tom and Jerry with Tuffy Production Cel Setup with Preliminary Production Background from Tom & Chérie (MGM, 1954-5). "Dear Capitaine Jerry: This is my son whom you promised to make a Mouseketeer. Thank you, your old friend, François Mouse." Mouseketeer Captain Jerry receives a surprise visit from a young mouse, along with a letter from an old friend instructing him to train the mouse to be a mouseketeer. Jerry complies, and he begins teaching the young mouse, a French-speaking child named Tuffy, the ins and outs of mousketeering. Unfortunately for Jerry, the little mouse, though undoubtedly enthusiastic, is clumsy with a sword. Jerry sends the mouse away with a note of apology to his father, but the little sword-wielding mouse soon comes to Jerry's rescue when Tom arrives on the scene. This fantastic piece includes brilliant, full-figure images of the three main characters of the Tom and Jerry short Touché, Pussy Cat! These three original, hand-painted, hand-inked production cels feature images of Tom, Jerry, and Tuffy measuring 5.25" x 4.75", 2.5" x 2.25", and 2.25" x 2.75" respectively. The image of Tom comes from about the 5:33 mark of the short, while Jerry and Tuffy are seen at about the 0:51 and 3:05 marks respectively. The three tightly-trimmed cels are displayed atop an original, hand-painted preliminary production background from the 1955 short Tom & Chérie. The background is rendered in gouache on 12.5" x 10.5" illustration board. The setup is matted, with a matboard aperture of 12" x 9" and an overall mat size of 17" x 14". This terrific piece is in Very Good condition, with some handling and edge wear on the cels and background, as well as pinholes in the corners of the background.


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    10th Friday 9:50 am CT
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    10th-13th Friday-Monday
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    (Lots 16001-16308) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Friday, December 10, 2021.
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