By: Friz Freleng
MEDIUM: Hand-Painted Limited Edition Cel
EDITION SIZE: 750
SIZE: 10.5" x 12.5"
SIGNED BY: Friz Freleng
ABOUT THE IMAGE: It’s easy to see how cats can be addicted to birds. What’s not easy is getting a cat off birds. Nonetheless, Sylvester is a prime candidate for intervention in “Birds Anonymous,” directed by Friz Freleng in 1957. Of course, all is not lost. At least Sylvester sought help. “Birds Anonymous” is a hand drawn, inked and painted cel with Giclée background. Each piece in the edition has been signed by Friz Freleng.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Friz Freleng was an American animator, cartoonist, director, producer and composer known for his work at Warner Brothers on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. He introduced and/or developed several of the studio's biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester the cat, Yosemite Sam and Speedy Gonzalez. Freleng directed more cartoons than any other director in the studio (a total of 266), and is also the most honored of the Warner directors, having won five Academy Awards.