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    Virgil Ross - The Grinch as Santa "Model Sheet" Drawing (MGM, c. 1990s). "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch!" The red-eyed "bad" Grinch is in his homemade Santa suit, ready to steal Christmas from Whoville, in this 16 field model sheet-style original illustration by Virgil Ross (1907 - 1996). Mr. Ross was a long-time animator who worked in the Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, and Friz Freleng Units at Warner Brothers. 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. He received the prestigious Winsor McCay Award in 1988. There are seven images of the Grinch, with sizes ranging from 5" to 7.5". The art is signed, and in Fine condition with minor edge wear.

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