Looney Tunes Production Cel from “Platinum Wheel of Fortune”
– Studio: Warner Bros.
– Episode: Platinum Wheel of Fortune
– Character(s): Tweety
– Hand-Painted Production Cel
– Image Size: 10.5” x 12.5”
Original production cel from the cartoon “Platinum Wheel of Fortune” painted by Warner Bros. Classic Animation Unit. The hand-painted cel is matched with a printed background from the original production art.
Tweety has become one of the most beloved characters in animation since his debut in “A Tale of Two Kitties” in 1942. Tweety was created by Warner Bros. Director Bob Clampett. The idea to create Tweety struck Clampett while he looked at his own nude baby photo.
By the 1940s Walt Disney had pioneered the feature-length cartoon and no one else could compete in that arena. So in 1940, the young Warner Bros. animators turned to cartoon shorts to make their mark. Their cartoons were bold, brash, funny and innovative. The Warner Bros. studio created an “attitude” in animated films. There was a sense of humor in the writing and the drawing, even in the music and sound effects.
Warner Bros. created more timeless star characters than any other studio: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Tweety, Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Pepe Le Pew, Tasmanian Devil, Foghorn Leghorn, Speedy Gonzales and more.