Virgil Ross - Sniffles Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothe...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionVirgil Ross - Sniffles Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers c. 1990s). Sniffles was one of the earlier Warner Brothers characters, debuting in the 1939 short Naughty But Mice. This cute but naive character is beautifully rendered by legendary Warner Brothers animator Virgil Ross (1907 - 1996), in this model sheet-type drawing with multiple poses. 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 cartoons he worked on for other studios. He received the prestigious Winsor McCay Award in 1988. This signed art is on 16 field 5-peghole animation paper, and the six images, rendered in graphite with blue pencil underdrawing, are 5" - 5.5". Fine condition.
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