Carrotblanca OPC Bugs Bunny
– Cartoon: “Carrotblanca”
– Cartoon Character(s): Bugs Bunny
– Studio: Warner Bros.
– Hand-Painted Production Cel
– Image Size: 10.5” x 12.5”
Hand-painted original production cel from the cartoon short, “Carrotblanca,” made by Warner Bros. Classic Animation in the 1990s.
Carrotblanca spoofs the film classic Casablanca. This 1955 cartoon short involves nearly all the major Looney Tunes characters in roles from the film, including Bugs Bunny as Rick, Penelope Pussycat as Lisa, Daffy Duck as Sam, Pepe Le Pew as Captain Renault , Yosemite Sam as Major Strasser and Tweety as Ugarte. Several minor Looney Tunes characters can be seen in the background (such as Pete Puma as a waiter wearing a kaftan and fez, and Giovanni Jones and The Crusher as the maitre d’ and doorman).
Each production cel is one-of-a-kind and was used in the creation of an animated film or television show. Each is hand-painted, and has been photographed over a background painting to create a frame of the finished production. Because one background is used under a sequence of cels, the production art is usually sold with a reproduction of the original background. A production cel with an original background is very rare and has a much higher value. The move to computerized animation has severely curtailed the supply of artwork on the market.