Award Winning Series: Knighty Knight Bugs
||Clampett Studio Collections
||3: Bugs, Yosemite and the Dragon
||September 20, 2004
||15” H x 21 ¼” W
Poised as a before and after sequence, these
two images comes from Knighty Knight Bugs, the 1958 Academy
Award-winning cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.
This piece shows the progression of a gag,
where in the first scene, Yosemite tries to keep his
fire-breathing dragon from sneezing while both are huddled
inside a castle’s explosives-filled powder room. By the second
scene, we see that Yosemite has failed as both he and the
dragon, while still inside the same powder room, nonetheless
sail upward like a rocket.
This is our second release taken from our
Academy Award Winning Series, and comes with a reproduction of
the original title card.
Friz Freleng is the most honored of the Warner
Bros. Directors, having earned four Academy Awards during his
career with the studio.
The characters for this cel were drawn by Juan
Ortiz and the background was painted by Hector Martinez.