Virgil Ross - Gas House Gorilla Drawing Original Art (Warn...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionVirgil Ross - Gas House Gorilla Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). Baseball Bugs, directed by Friz Freleng and released in 1946, featured a baseball team of brutish Gas-House Gorillas. Legendary animator Virgil Ross (1907 - 1996) was one of the animators on this cartoon, and in this wonderful piece of original artwork has created multiple images showing the different faces of the Gorillas. Virgil Ross was a long-time Warner Brothers animator who worked in the Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, and Friz Freleng Units. He was famous for his action and dance sequences, as well as his facial expressions. He worked on three Looney Tunes shorts that received Academy Award nominations -- Tweety Pie, Birds Anonymous and Knighty Knight Bugs. Mr. Ross began releasing hand-painted Limited Edition cels of progressions of his famous Looney Tunes scenes as part of the "Masters Collection" for the Warner Brothers Studio Stores and animation galleries. He began making personal appearances where he created one-of-a-kind drawings of the Looney Tunes characters as well as other cartoons he worked on for other studios. This drawing is on 16 field 5-peghole animation paper and is signed on the right lower aspect. There are six graphite images with blue pencil underdrawing, measuring 5"-7". Fine condition.
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