This limited edition hand painted cel captures "The Greatest" Muhammad Ali preparing for a bout with the heavyweight champion of cartoon, Bugs Bunny. Referee Yosemite Sam is admonishing the Wascally Wabbit (on stilts!) to cease and desist with the age-old gag and empty his glove of contraband. This wonderful piece comes framed and signed by Muhammad Ali.SOLD OUT EDITION, call for price.
Image Size: 13" x 16"
Framed Size: 23" x 26"
Edition Size: 650
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Hand-painted limited editions recreate classic moments from great cartoons, using the same materials and techniques as were used in making the originals. Some limited editions are exact reproductions of frames from the films they represent, while others, such as Chuck Jones’ limited editions, are based on contemporary interpretations of great characters and scenes.
In either case, the animator’s drawing is transferred onto acetate cels, then each is meticulously hand-painted by studio artists. Each piece is hand-numbered in small edition sizes of between 100 and 750. In some cases the finished cels are then signed by the animator.
As the great majority of original cels from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s are no longer in existence, limited edition cels allow collectors an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy some of the greatest moments in the history of animation.