– Artist: Friz Freleng
– Hand-painted Limited Edition Cel with Fine Art Gicleé Background
– Unframed Retail: $600.00
– Edition Size: 100
– Image Size: 15” x 21”
– Item Number: CC1208
Poised as a before and after sequence, these two images come 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.
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.