By: Warner Bros. Studio
MEDIUM: Hand-Painted Limited Edition Cel
EDITION SIZE: 250
SIZE: 26.75" x 10.5"
“Try To Run – Try to Flee – But You’ll Never Escape Me – on the streets Of Paris!” Pepe Le Pew chases down his paramour Penelope on the streets of Paris, as usual unable to comprendez the concept of rejection. Designed in homage to the Pepe Le Pew cartoons of Chuck Jones, and the high-concept style of Looney Tunes background artist Maurice Noble in particular, this hand painted limited edition cel captures the essence of the era of animation which brought us stars such as Pepe and Penelope.
This Limited Edition Cel began with a drawing by famed animator Dan Haskett, Laurie Dindis created the master inking which was then silk-screened with the Warner Bros. Seal onto an acetate sheet (or “cel”). Each cel was the hand-painted on the reverse side in the style of classic cel animation. The background layout drawing by Steve Lewis was rendered to perfection by artist Alan Bodner, and was reproduced on acid-free paper using the digital Giclee process. The edition number was hand-inked on each cel in a special edition size of only 250 pieces. This cel was issued in 2000.