Saturday, June 7, 2014

Warner Bros. Production Art, Part Two: Drawings

As a followup to my last post, Here are some rare animation drawings that have surfaced online for auction recently. These are actual drawings used in the making of the cartoons, before they were traced onto cels. I've also included some drawings that were concept sketches, and one that was drawn for a theatrical lobby card.

Animation Drawings of Elmer Fudd's flea-plagued dog from Bob Clampett's "An Itch In Time" (1943).

Animation drawings (trimmed, sadly) from "Yankee Doodle Daffy" (Friz Freleng, 1943).

Animation drawing from "Scrap Happy Daffy" (Frank Tashlin, 1943).

 Animation drawing from Chuck Jones' "Angel Puss" (1944).

 Animation drawing of Daffy Duck from "Duck Soup to Nuts" (Friz Freleng, 1944).

 Animation drawings from Chuck Jones' U.S. Army training film 'Private Snafu Vs. Malaria Mike" (1944).

 Animation drawing from "From Hand To Mouse" (Chuck Jones, 1944).

Animation drawing of Sylvester from "Peck Up Your Troubles" (Friz Freleng, 1945).

 Animation drawing by Virgil Ross from "A Hare Grows in Manhattan" ( Friz Freleng, 1947).

 Animation drawing of Bugs Bunny and Cecil Turtle by Hawley Pratt from "Rabbit Transit" (Friz Freleng, 1947). 

Lobby card sketch for "Two Gophers From Texas" (Arthur Davis, 1948).

Animation drawing of Yosemite Sam from "Southern Fried Rabbit" (Friz Freleng, 1953).

Animation drawing from 'The Abominable Snow Rabbit" (Chuck Jones, 1961)

Chuck Jones sketch of Wile E. Coyote, late 1950's

Animation drawing from an unidentified Friz Freleng Sylvester cartoon, early 1960's.

 Animation drawing of Speedy Gonzales from "The Bugs Bunny Show" (Circa 1961).

 Animation drawing of Sylvester from an unidentified Robert McKimson short, circa 1961.

Animation drawing from "Claws in the Lease" (Robert McKimson, 1963).

Production sketches of Yosemite Sam from "Devil's Feud Cake" (Friz Freleng, 1963). 

Soon to come: Cels!

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