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    Chuck Jones Studios - "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" Production Cels and Background Set-Up Original Art (MGM, 1966). Here is a prototypical image of the Grinch, as he scowls in disgust, peering over a snowbank, and plots to steal Christmas from the citizens of Whoville. This scene is a two-cel set-up, over a painted production background, done on three-hole punched paper. Since his death in 2002, Chuck Jones production art has skyrocketed in value, with material from "The Grinch" being among the most desirable and collectible. The background scene has an image area of 14.25" x 9.75", while the Grinch stands approximately 7.5" tall. The background is numbered BG27 in the upper left border, and the art is in Excellent condition. From the collection of Richard and Wendy Pini. Richard says: "I found this cel setup at one of the Seuling July 4th conventions in New York City; I remember one dealer who always had very good animation material and I always visited his table first. You can almost see the Grinch tapping his finger in severe disapproval of the goings-on below in Whoville."

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    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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