This production cel is a rare and beautiful example of the Golden Age of American Animation. This frame appears at the very famous point in the film (at approximately 15 minutes, 54 seconds; the exact still is pictured above) when Little Cindy-Lou Who catches The Grinch stealing her family's Christmas tree. Interestingly, The Grinch is still precisely drawn even where his body is obscured from view, an element which showcases the level of care that was carefully executed in animation from this era. This is truly among the finest surviving animation cels from the original 1966 production of How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
Chuck Jones' signature, prominently handwritten with black ink, remains sharp against the snow-white background. The colors of The Grinch's fur and clothing remain vibrant and unrelenting even after 55 years. The frame, glass, double-matting, and hand-painted artwork are all in great condition, and the piece includes the corresponding Certificate of Authenticity (COA) by Linda Jones Enterprises-- numbered 06458 & hand signed by Linda Jones on October 18, 1993. The production cel has been individually catalogued using the number CJ 75-107-006.
Overall Dimensions of Frame: 17.5" wide & 16" tall. Dimensions of Displayed Production Cel: 11" wide & 9.5" tall.The item "1966 Grinch Stole Christmas ORIGINAL Production/Animation Cel SIGNED CHUCK JONES" is in sale since Saturday, December 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Film Cells\Mounted".jwaozt" and is located in Littleton, Colorado.
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