BOB CLAMPETT CELS AND DRAWINGS
Bob Clampett's drawings and cels, Beany and Cecil cel and drawing. Bob's reputation for directing the zaniest cartoons during the golden age of animation is legendary. Beginning as an artist animator on the earliest Merrie Melodies cartoons, Clampett moved through the ranks to become a top animator in 1934 and a director in 1937. Instrumental in the development of Beany & Cecil, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, Clampett created many mainstay characters such as Tweety, Beaky Buzzard, Gremlins, and the Do-Do.
The characters of Beany and Cecil were first seen as puppets on the 50's show Time for Beany, which featured Capt. Horatio Huffenpuff and his nephew Beany Boy as they traveled the high seas aboard the Leakin Lena.
Beany, who was named for the propeller hat he always wore, was accompanied by his friend Cecil, the seasick sea serpent, who externalized his aversion to the sea by sneezing.
The bad guy was Dishonest John, who delighted in twisting his moustache and laughing depravedly whenever he was able to upset Capt. Huffenpuff's activities.
All artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity
#C5 - Bob Clampett 'Cecil The SeaSick Serpent', 1962. (Includes corresponding drawing C6. (Cel is matted and framed)Price: $2500
Clampett Production - 'Cecil The Sea Sick Serpent', 1962. Original hand-painted production animation cel of Cecil the Sea-Sick Serpent - used during the production of Beany And Cecil, 1962-1968, Bob Clampett Studios. Image area measures 5 3/4" x 4"; Sheet 10 1/2" x 12 1/2"; Framed 15 3/8" x 17 5/16". COA was provided by Animation and Fine art sold through Sotheby's. (Includes corresponding drawing C6, Cel is matted and framed),
#C1- Clampett Production - 'Cecil The SickSea Serpent', 1962.Price: $800
#C1- Clampett Production - 'Cecil The SickSea Serpent', 1962. The Hand drawn image is on a 12 field sheet and rendered in red pencil. The image is a 'Key Drawing' done by Bob Clampett measuring 2.25' X 6.25', bearing number #13. Beany is a young boy that sails around the world with Captain Huff n' Puff. During their voyage, he meets Cecil the seamonster and they become best friends. Dishonest John is the bad guy that is always coming up with evil plans to get Cecil, but he never does.
#C3 - Bob Clampett Signature and DrawingPrice: $350
Bob Clampett signature and drawing on a 5.00' X 3.00' index card. The signature is rendered in blue ink, the drawing is rendered in red pencil and black ink.
#C2 - 'Beany and Cecil', 1989. (Framed)Price: $450
Clampett Studio - 'Beany and Cecil', 1989. The Limited Edition number #38 of 500 measures 11.50' X 10.00', bearing the Bob Clampett offical seal. (Framed). COA provided by Celfcentered Animation.
#C4 - 'Dishonest John', 1962. (Cel matted and framed)Price: $800
Bob Clampett - 'Dishonest John', 1962. This rare original production cel is from Beany & Cecil. The image area measures 5.00' X 6.50' and is matted/framed. This wonderful cel is said to have come from Walker Edminston's personal collection. Edminston was the voice cast along side Stan Freberg for Thunderbolt/Shakespeare Wolf, etc... on Beany & Cecil. He also did voice casting for Hokey Wolf, Yakky Doodle, Squiddly Diddly in Yogi's Ark Lark. (Cel matted and framed)
BEANY & CECIL CEL AND DRAWING
1913 - 1984
#C6 - Clampett Production - 'Cecil The SeaSick Serpent', 1962. Matching (cel above) original production drawing rendered in graphite and blue pencil, numbered 67 64 C5, used during the production of Beany And Cecil, 1962-1968, Bob Clampett Studios. COA was provided by Animation and Fineart sold through Sotheby's.