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    MGM Studios - Barney Bear Hand Painted Production Cel Original Art (undated). Barney Bear, one of MGM Studio's first cartoon stars, began his career in a short film titled "The Bear that Couldn't Sleep," about a bear's abortive attempts at hibernation. It was directed by Rudolf Ising, half of the Harman-Ising pair that had helped found both this cartoon operation and that of Warner Brothers, and was released to theatres on June 10, 1939. He appeared off and on for many years, until his final film short, "Bird-Brain Bird Dog," which was released on July 30, 1954. Altogether, 26 Barney Bear shorts were made. Offered here is a fantastic image of Barney, immaculately rendered and lovingly hand-painted, over a printed background reproduction. In Excellent condition.

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    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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