Inspired by an original image borrowed from the Bob Clampett archives the two openings seen here represent the two entities of Warner Bros. cartoons. The Warner Shield opened for the Looney Tunes cartoons, while the multi-colored ringed Merrie Melodies opening was utilized for musical-type cartoons that showcased music owned by Warner Bros. A Diptych of a hand painted limited edition cel and a fine art giclee on paper. The edition size 130 signifies 1930, which was the year the first Looney tunes cartoon was released.850
Image Size: 12 1/2" x 10 1/2" +
Framed Size: 20 1/2" x 18 1/2"
Edition Size: 130
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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.