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"High Diving Sam" Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam Limited Edition Cel #262/750 (Warner Brothers, 1994). In the 1948 cartoon High Diving Hare, Yosemite Sam splurges on tickets to see the high-diving act featuring "Fearless Freep" at Bugs Bunny's vaudeville show. When Freep is a no-show, Bugs continually tricks Sam into making the dive. This fantastic Virgil Ross Masters Collection limited edition hand-painted cel recreates the scene where Sam falls toward an empty tank, after which Bugs tosses a bucket of water; Sam is jumping on the water to push it down and land before he does (the water makes it into the tank, but Sam goes through the stage floor instead). Veteran animator Virgil Ross (1907 - 1996) worked on many of the classic Bugs Bunny cartoons during his long tenure at Warner Brothers. This is one of his very best Masters Collection limited edition cels, a vertical pan scene with Bugs, Sam, the bucket, and the water all painted on cel. Bugs has a figure size of 5.25", while Sam is 4". The scene-matching print background has been added for presentation purposes. The setup is matted with an opening of 10" x 24", framed for an overall size of 18" x 32". A Warner Brothers COA is attached to the backside of the frame. Frame is sold as-is. Cel condition is Fine. Please ignore  any flash, reflection or blur that is visible from taking the photo,  this is not visible on the cel at all.

"High Diving Sam" Bugs Bunny + Yosemite Sam Limited Edition Animation Art Cel

  • A cel (short for celluloid) is a blank clear plastic sheet used by the studio artist to paint an animated character or object based on the animator's original pencil drawing. The cels are then placed over a background and photographed in sequence to produce an illusion of life in the completed film or cartoon short. Every cel is different but this does not mean that every cel is unique. Often multiple copies of a cel were created by the Inkers as colour models in order to advance their technique and skills.

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