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    Max Fleischer Studios - Superman "The Arctic Giant" Cartoon Background Original Art (Paramount, 1942). In 1941, the Fleischer Studio, where Betty Boop and Popeye were first animated, inaugurated a series of Superman cartoons, based on the popular comic book series. Lavish in their production values, those cartoons are still highly esteemed by animation aficionados. The series survived the conversion of the Fleischer Studio to Paramount's Famous Studios, ending in 1943 after a total of 18 cartoons. The majesty of this gorgeous background from the Superman short, "The Arctic Giant," is hard to describe, and a reproduction will hardly do justice to such a magnificent piece of fine art. Finely crafted with a loving attention to detail, its washes of blues and greens are balanced with pastel peaches and mauve. The other beauty of this piece is its Excellent condition. Fleischer production art, particularly from the landmark Superman cartoons, is extremely rare, and keenly desired by collectors worldwide. From the collection of Richard and Wendy Pini. Richard says: "Of all the 17 Fleischer Superman cartoons, "The Arctic Giant" was the one I remembered best as a kid; perhaps it's because it had a big dinosaur in it and I was a dinosaur freak (as were most boys my age). Looking at this background, I can still easily imagine the beast wading up to the retaining wall just before he breaks through and floods the lower plains."

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    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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