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    Virgil Ross - Bugs Bunny and "Gas-House Gorillas" Ballplayer Drawing (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). Baseball fan Bugs is challenged to sub for the entire Tea Totalers team after making a few rude comments, in this scene inspired by the 1946 Friz Freleng-directed theatrical short, Baseball Bunny. Award-winning artist Virgil Ross was one of the animators for this very funny cartoon; eagle-eyed viewers can spot his name on one of the stadium's billboards ("Ross Co. Finer Footwear for the Brats"). Mr. Ross worked on what is considered the first official Bugs Bunny cartoon, A Wild Hare (1940) during his many years at Warner Brothers, working in animation units headed by Tex Avery, Robert Clampett, and Freleng; in addition, he spent time at several other studios, most notably Hanna-Barbera and Filmation. In the early '90s, Mr. Ross began releasing hand-painted Limited Edition cels of his famous Looney Tunes scenes as part of the "Master's Collection" cels sold at Warner Bros. Studio Stores and animation galleries. This signed piece is drawn on 12 field animation paper, with a combined image area of 7" x 7". Fine condition.

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