Ride Em Sam!

By: Friz Freleng

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SKU FF1033
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- Hand-Painted Limited Edition Cel
- Edition Size: 750
- Image Size: 13 ½” x 16 ½”
- Signed by: Friz Freleng
- Item Number: FF1033

“Whoa Nellie! Whoa Mule!” Yosemite Sam hangs on tight for the two fisted, shoe flying, rootinest, tootinest ride that ever a bronco buster braved. This limited edition cel from famed Warner Bros. director Friz Freleng shows the contrast between the sketchy “rough” animation drawings (on the background) and the “cleaned up” look of an inked and painted cel. The rough drawings capture the feel and movement of the cartoon’s storyboard, translating the director’s ideas into motion.

This limited edition cel and background setup were developed from an original drawing by animation great Friz Freleng. The maser inking of Yosemite on the horse was silkscreened onto an acetate sheet (or “cel”). The cel was also silkscreened with the Warner Bros. Masters Collection/Friz Freleng seal. The cel was then painted on the reverse side, bringing the characters to life with color. Special attention was paid in the printing of the background in order to maintain the delicate quality of the original sketches. In the final step of production, the edition number was hand-inked on each cel in an edition size of 750 (with an additional 75 artist’s proofs).