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ITEM NO. 2801935 CATEGORY: Animation Art
3 DePatie-Freleng DR. SEUSS PONTOFFEL POCK Animation
Cels from CASBAH-MOPOLIS Sequence, 1980
Type Standard
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DEPATIE-FRELENG STUDIO
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 GOOD–FINE condition.

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