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(SEUSS, Dr.) JONES, Chuck.

An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas: ....

"I must stop Christmas from coming!' Then he got an idea... an awful idea... a wonderful awful idea. 'I'll make a quick Santee Claus hat and a coat. What a great Grinchee trick! With this coat, and this hat, I'll look just like St. Nick!"

1966 Stock Code: 112740
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Originally broadcast by CBS on 18 December 1966, How the Grinch Stole Christmas became a perennial feature of US festive season television - the position occupied by Raymond Briggs's The Snowman for British audiences. Superbly voiced by Boris Karloff and with ear-catching music by Albert Hague and Eugene Poddany, it was Chuck Jones's inspired direction that turned Seuss's updating of the Scrooge story into a small screen classic.
Original hand painted production cel setup signed by Chuck Jones and featuring the Grinch and his pet dog Max (who he later "disguises" as a reindeer), set on a printed background for presentation purposes. The rather perturbed Max (gripping a pin cushion in his mouth) is acting as a "tailor's dummy" for the cunning Grinch as he sets about stitching together his Santa outfit; the scene features at around the 8:20 mark in the film. Cels signed by Chuck Jones are by no means common.

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Original hand painted production cel: the image of the Grinch and Max measuring 160 x 200 mm (overall size including background 230 x 300 mm). Mounted, glazed and framed in black wood (overall size 430 x 500 mm). Authentication seal on the front and accompanied by the certificate of authentication on the reverse of the frame, both signed by Jones's daughter Linda and dated "5.15.00".


In excellent condition.



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