In 1945, MGM created the classic cartoon, â€œMouse and Manhattan,â€ effectively separating the endearing pair of Tom and Jerry, when Jerry leaves country life for the city thrills of New York. Featuring spectacular recreations of New York, and set to the music of â€œManhattan Serenadeâ€ and â€œBroadway Rhythm.â€ Originally drawn by Vince Mussachia and inked by Laurie Dindis, â€œMouse in Manhattanâ€ was then silk-screened onto acetate with the Clampett seal of authenticity. Each cel was then hand painted, while the background by Hector Martinez, was reproduced using the fine art Giclee method. Each piece is signed by Joe Barbera. Bill Hanna, who passed away in 2001, is paid tribute with his signature silkscreened in gold on the cel.
Image Size: 16.5" x 10" and 5.5" x 7
Framed Size: 24" x 25"
Edition Size: 100
|Shipping to the Continental United States or Canada||$25||$18|
|Shipping to the United Kingdom, France, or Germany||$125||$65|
|Shipping to Australia or New Zealand||$140||$75|
For any other shipping locations, please contact us for a custom quote.
All prices in US Dollars
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.