$1,025 – $1,125
– Studio: Warner Bros.
– Artist: Friz Freleng
– Rare Hand-Painted Limited Edition Cel
– Edition Size: 750
– Image Size: 10.5” x 12.5”
– Signed by: Friz Freleng
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. This was the key to their popularity.
The cartoons produced by Warner Bros. from 1940 to 1960 come from a situation which may never happen again: a group of talented artists given total freedom to make funny cartoons and invent zany characters. The unique talents of the screenwriters, artists and musicians dared to push this medium to the extreme. 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.