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WARNER BROTHERS "BULLY FOR BUGS" BUGS BUNNY & BULL TOROGICLEE ON PAPER OFFICIAL AUTHORIZED AND LICENSED WARNER BROTHERS ANIMATION GICLEE Up for auction is this Limited Edition Giclee on Paper entitled "BULLY FOR BUGS" by WARNER BROTHERS. The piece includes a hologram seal. The number shown on the seal will not be the number that is shipped. For security purposes, we do not show the limited editon number that is on the piece you will receive. This piece has never been framed, is in Excellent condition and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Paper Size: approximately 16" x 20"Edition Size: 500 This scene is taken from an actual “freeze-frame†from the Looney Tunes cartoon short entitled, Bully for Bugs, released in 1952 under the direction of Chuck Jones. On his way to a “big carrot festival,†Bugs Bunny gets lost, tunneling into a bullring in the middle of a bullfight between Toro, the bull and a very nervous matador. Bugs declares he should have taken “a left toin in Albaquoique.†As he asks the matador for directions, the matador escapes into the stands, leaving Bugs to fend for himself. After irritating Bugs and getting slapped for “steaming up my tail,†Toro chalks up the points of his horns like a pool cue and rams the rabbit out of the bullring. As he sails into the air, Bugs mutters, “of course you realize, dis means war.†After Bugs enters the ring in matador garb, he defeats Toro using an anvil hidden behind his cape, amd after numerous highly-animated exchanges, Toro finds that he is no match for Bugs. Charles “Chuck†JonesIn a career spanning over 60 years, Jones made more than 300 animated films, winning three Oscars as director and in 1966 an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement. Among the many awards and recognitions, one of the most valued was his honorary life membership from the Directors Guild of America. During the Golden Age of animation, Jones helped bring to life many of Warner Bros’ most famous characters-- Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig. The list of characters he created himself includes Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Marvin Martian, Pepe le Pew, Michigan J. Frog, and many others. In 1932, he got his first job in the fledgling animation industry as a cel washer from former Disney animator, Ub Iwerks. In 1936, Jones was hired by Friz Freleng as an animator for the Leon Schlesinger Studio, which later was sold to Warner Bros. Chuck Jones was one who experimented with new characters, new styles of humor, and graphic looks more than any other Warner Director. Jones will always be remembered for animating endless confrontations and creating brilliant dialogues between Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck and Porky Pig. Conversely, the popular Road Runner cartoons used no dialogue-- just an occasional subtitle, sign, or label as Wile E. Coyote showed an incredible ineptitude in how many ways one can’t catch a Road Runner.



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Warner Bros. "BULLY FOR BUGS" L/E animation Giclee

Estimate $500 - $700Mar 4, 2018