Signed Warner Brothers Original 1990's Color Drawing Virgil Ross


  • Title: Daffy Duck Model Sheet Warner Brothers Original 1990's Color Drawing Signed by legendary animator Virgil Ross.
  • Description: Virgil Ross "The Art of Daffy Duck" Model Sheet Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). Virgil Ross worked for Warner Brothers for 30 years. Most of his work was in the Friz Freleng unit. He won the Winsor McCay Award for Lifetime Achievement in Animation in 1988. He had his own Limited Edition line of hand-painted cels released in the 1990s. He made personal appearances at many Warner Brothers Studio Store Galleries and Animation Art Galleries to promote the line. He also sold new original artwork created from his hand. This is an original "model sheet" style drawing of the many faces of Daffy Duck. Art is in graphite over blue pencil on a 16 field animation sheet. There are seven images, ranging in size from 4" - 8" of Daffy Duck in his most famous poses and his look over the years. The artwork is hand-signed by Virgil Ross (1907 - 1996). Minor handling and edge wear. Very Good condition.
  • Dimensions: Overall size 12" X 16"


    Looney Tunes is a Warner Bros. animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theaters from 1930 to 1969. It preceded the Merrie Melodies series and is WB's first animated theatrical series. The regular Warner Bros. animation cast also became known as the "Looney Tunes" (often misspelled, intentionally or not, as "Looney Toons").

    The name Looney Tunes is a variation on Silly Symphonies, the name of Walt Disney's concurrent series of music-based cartoon shorts. Looney Tunes originally showcased Warner-owned musical compositions through the adventures of cartoon characters such as Bosko and Buddy. Later Looney Tunes shorts featured popular characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tweety, Marvin the Martian, Taz, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, and many others. Originally produced by Harman-Ising Pictures, Looney Tunes were produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions from 1933 to 1944. Schlesinger sold his studio to Warner Bros. in 1944, and the newly renamed Warner Bros. Cartoons continued production until 1963.

    Looney Tunes were outsourced to DePatie-Freleng Enterprises from 1964 to 1967, and Warner Bros. Cartoons re-assumed production for the series' final two years. From 1942 until 1969, Looney Tunes was the most popular short cartoon series in theaters, even exceeding Disney and other popular competitors.

    Virgil Walter Ross
     (August 8, 1907 – May 15, 1996) was an American artist, cartoonist, and animator best known for his work on the Warner Bros. animated shorts.  Virgil Ross received the highest awards available in his profession: the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Golden Award (1984) and the Winsor McCay Award (1988). Four of the cartoons he had animated won Oscars: Tweety Pie (1947), Speedy Gonzales (1955), Birds Anonymous (1957), and Knighty Knight Bugs (1958). {from Wikipedia}

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