- Warner Bros. Suspended Animation
- Hand Signed by Friz Freleng
- Hand Painted Limited Edition Animation Cel
- AP (Artists Proof) 44/75
- Edition of 750
- Certificate of Authenticity From The Cricket Gallery
- 1989 - Edition Sold Out
"What's Up Doc? Bugs Bunny Limited Edition Cel #589/750 Signed by Friz Freleng (Warner Brothers, 1989). That "wascally wabbit" takes the spotlight in this magnificent hand-painted limited edition cel. This popular item has been sold out for over two decades, if and when you can find one. Nice large full-figure image of Bugs and his ever-present half-munched carrot, with a size of 6.25" x 5", placed over a print background of the famous circular Looney Tunes cartoon logo. Animation legend and director of many classic Bugs Bunny cartoons Friz Freleng signed and numbered the cel in red fine-line marker (which has slightly faded).
Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc. was the in-house division of Warner Bros. during the Golden Age of American animation. One of the most successful animation studios in American media history, it was primarily responsible for the Looney Toons and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon short subjects. The characters featured in these cartoons, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester and Tweety, are among the most famous and recognizable characters in the world. Many of the creative staff members at the studio, including directors and animators such as Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson, Tex Avery, Robert Clampett, Arthur Davis and Frank Tashlin, are considered major figures in the art and history of traditional animation.
The Warner animation division was founded in 1933 as Leon Schlesinger Productions, an independent company which produced the popular Looney Toons and Merrie Melodies animated short subjects for release by Warner Bros. Pictures. In 1944, Schlesinger sold the studio to Warner Bros., who continued to operate it as Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc. until 1963. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were briefly subcontracted to Freleng's DePatie-Frelend Enterprises studio from 1964 until 1967. The Warner Bros. Cartoons studio briefly re-opened in 1967 before shutting its doors for good two years later.
A successor company, Warner Bros. Animation, was established in 1980. (from Wikipedia)