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    Virgil Ross - Sylvester, Junior, and Hippety Hopper "Model Sheet" Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s).
    "Oh, father... how can I face the fellows in troop 12?" Here's a great 16 field model sheet-style drawing of the stars of the 1950 Robert McKimson-directed cartoon, Pop 'em Pop!, which featured the debut of Sylvester Junior. When Sylvester brags to his son about taking on a mouse his own size, hilarity ensues as the pair mistake young kangaroo Hippety Hopper for a giant mouse. This is an original drawing by longtime Warner Brothers animator, Virgil Ross. Mr. Ross was known for his action and dance sequences, as well as his funny facial expressions. Several of the cartoons he worked on were nominated for Academy Awards, and Mr. Ross himself was given the prestigious Winsor McCay Award in 1988. He spent time at several other studios, most notably Hanna-Barbera and Filmation. 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 features image sizes ranging from 3.5" to 7". Fine condition.

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