By: Warner Bros. Studio
MEDIUM: Hand-Painted Limited Edition Cel
EDITION SIZE: 750
SIZE: 18” x 15”
SIGNED BY: Friz Freleng
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Yosemite Sam pops out of a birthday cake to wish Bugs a Root’n-Toot’n 50th Birthday, in this limited edition cel from Friz Freleng. Each piece has a studio seal and is signed by Mr. Freleng.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: A limited edition cel is a recreation of an original production cel or a hand-tailored cel depicting a favorite character in a special scene. Mr. Freleng personally developed and drew the original master art for each of his limited editions. The cel image is hand-inked on an original master cel. Silkscreened ink lines are then created from the master for each of the limited edition pieces. In traditional animation style, the cels are turned over and hand-painted on the back using animation cel paint. The hand-painted background image is photographically reproduced to insure the best color and reproductive quality.
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.