"I Tawt I Taw a Putty Tat!" Tweety and Sylvester Limited Edition Cel #3/100 (Warner Brothers, 1982). Historic first-ever limited edition cel of Tweety Bird and Sylvester Cat, a hand-painted cel signed by animation legend Friz Freleng (1906 - 1995) in a tiny, long-sold out edition of 100. Tweety originated in a cartoon directed by Bob Clampett, but the character really took off when Friz Freleng adopted the character and teamed him with his creation Sylvester, for the 1947 short, Tweety Pie. Unframed. Certificate of Authenticity from The Cricket Gallery. Dark spots on cel are from camera glare.
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)
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