Dr. Suess' Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (1980)
three (3) original production animation cel paintings with color print backgrounds
gouache on five (5) trimmed and untrimmed animation cel sheets, painted image sizes: 3.75" x 4.25", 4.5" x 7" and 4.75" x 6.25"
These three (3) original hand-painted animation cel set-ups were created in the DePatie-Freleng ink-and-paint department and photographed during the making of the animated television special written by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss). His original tale of the kind-hearted bungler Pontoffel Pock, who is gifted by a fairy named McGillicuddy with a magical piano that will transport him anywhere, first aired on May 2, 1980. It was one in a series of popular Dr. Seuss animated specials produced in association with former Warner Bros. directors Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng.
These cels appear in the Casbah-Mopolis sequence, set in an Arabian kingdom where Pock meets and falls for the ravishing eyeball-dancer Neepha Pheepha. One of the cels is of Neepha Pheepha herself; the others are two-cel sets of the porters carrying her litter and two palace guards. They are set over complementary color print backgrounds. Studio designations "2179 GG5 17", "2179 J-5 A-24", "2179 J-5 B-24" and "2179 G-3" are written along the bottom of four of the sheets to identify the production and the cels' places in it. The cels of porters were pan sheets trimmed to 10.5" x 12.5". Our certificate of authenticity is included.
One of the cels of the palace guards is creased through the image and in the corner; a tear in the cel of the porters just touches one of the characters; there is other light wear yet the art remains quite presentable: overall, VERY GOODFINE condition.
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