The pieces below are not for sale, so don't even ask.
A key setup from the 1973 animated short "I'm Just A Bill", part of the Schoolhouse Rock series of shorts that played Saturday mornings on ABC television.
The bill and the boy are two separate cels. The background (what there is of it) is the original production background that was used in that shot.
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Another Schoolhouse Rock piece, this one a production drawing from "Little Twelvetoes". I always liked this one because, aside from teaching how to multiply by twelve, it goes into a brief explanation of alternative number systems like base 12. "Now, if man had been born with six fingers on each hand... he probably would have invented two more digits when he invented his number system. Then, if he'd saved the zero for the end, he could count and multiply by twelves just as easily as you and I do by tens."
I am such a nerd.
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A production cel from the 1966 Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas, directed by Chuck Jones. If you ever have the chance to see this cartoon in a movie theater, do it! You will be amazed at the extent to which video has washed out the vivid colors.
The entire image shown here, including Max's paw, is a painted cell. I mention this because I've seen other cells from this sequence for sale where only the head is an actual painted cell; the rest of the body is a color xerox background.
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The cel did not come with a background. The background you see was achieved by taking a photograph of my TV screen at a point during the sequence when no characters were in the frame.
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The image you see here is really three overlapping cels (one for each character) with a color laser copy background.
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The Itchy & Scratchy cartoon from which this was taken is called Spay Anything and appeared in the season five episode Cape Feare.
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Quisp commercials were made by Jay Ward Productions, the same folks who brought you Bullwinkle! In the image you see here, the Quisp cel is "holding" a color laser copy of a box of Quisp cereal.
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Like the Sideshow Bob cel, this image is really three overlapping cels (one for each character) with a color laser copy background.
P.S. Quisp won.
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Although Chuck did not do the painting himself, he did individually sign each copy.
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John K. also created the Ren & Stimpy characters, but was fired from the program at the start of the second season. If you need any evidence as to the importance of his creative input, just try and sit through one of the cartoons that was produced after he left!
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Although John no longer has the rights to the Ren & Stimpy characters, he did retain the rights to some of the minor characters. The name of the little guy, who appeared in some of the Ren & Stimpy cartoons, is George Liquor. The name of the other guy is Jimmy. At the time I purchased this cel, in April 1994, John was trying to sell a new cartoon show via Spumco, his production company, of which these characters would be a part. He hasn't had much success selling an animated cartoon, however Marvel Comics did issue a Spumco Comic Book featuring these characters. You can also buy dolls of these characters, as well as paint-by-numbers kits and cel painting kits. For more info, check out the Spumco Homepage.
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