JAY WARD CELS DRAWINGS
Update on "The Art of Jay Ward Productions" book by Darrell Van Citters (Author)
The book has been released and coincides with the release of the Dreamworks feature, Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
The book covers the years from 1958 through 1984, and will include pages of artwork from virtually every show the studio produced as well as lots of never-before-seen art from unsold series.
Animator Darrell Van Citters, who put together an art book devoted to Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, has been spending the last few years tracking down the rarest of the rare production artwork, model sheets, publicity materials and animation drawings for a new homage to Jay Ward Productions (Bullwinkle).
The Art of Jay Ward Productions will be 352 pages, with over 975 illustrations and photos in color. It's a a 12 x 9 limited edition self-published hard cover, which will make its debut at animation confab CTN-X in Burbank, on Nov. 15, 2013. Written by Van Citters, with a foreword by voice actress June Foray (Rocky, Natascha), the book is organized both chronologically and by show (each series comes as it was broadcast) – with one early chapter about the key artists and the last chapter about many unsold series – and lots of never-before-seen art.
There are chapters about Rocky and Bullwinkle (the longest one), as well as Fractured Fairy Tales, Peabody and Sherman, Aesop & Son, Dudley Do-right, Fractured Flickers/The Nut House, Hoppity Hooper, Commercials (both General Mills and Quaker Oats), George of the Jungle, Super Chicken, Tom Slick and Unsold Series.
RARE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION CEL AND DRAWING
#JW5 - Jay Ward 'Rocky and Bullwinkle', 1961. This original production cels painted image areas measure 3.50' X 7.00' (Bullwinkle), 3.00' X 2.50' (Rocky), included matching drawings.
'Bullwinkle', 1961. This corresponding original drawing is rendered in graphite pencil, image area measures 3.50' X 7.00'.
'Rocky', 1961. This corresponding original drawing is rendered in graphite and red pencil, image measure 3.00' X 2.50'.
This is a very 'rare' cel saved from destruction, as most were destroyed after production.
Bullwinkle. The name, the face, the antlers. It says it all. Being the proclaimed start of the show this moose has lead the series into stardom. With witty sayings, a low density thought process, and just darn good luck, Bullwinkle has helped solve a number of wrong doings (mostly on accident). From being a star college football play at Wossamotta University, to collecting box tops, to knowing it all. Bullwinkle's charm and personality has made him one of America's most cherished stars. From merchandising, to a ballon in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, this moose has been there, smiling.
Rocky, the flying squirrel. Known as one half of the Rocky and Bullwinkle duo. Often credited as the voice of reason in the series, Rocky puts the world under constant suspicion. He knows he has seen those faces before (Boris & Natasha) but can never quite put his finger on it. Rocky is truly the brains behind the operation; discovering the evil plots right before they are complete. His inquiring nature and intelligence have helped him and Bullwinkle out of more situations that I can fit on this page.
To the right are the matching drawings to this magnificent art production. Purchased from Mr. Bloomingdale COA.
NOT FOR SALE
#JW25 - Jay Ward - 'George Of The Jungle', (1967).Price: $3800
Jay Ward - 'George Of The Jungle', 1967. This is a very rare original drawing from the Main Title Sequence of 'George of the Jungle'. (ABC TV Show). The drawing shows a very distressed Lion feeling good after eating the Tooki Tooki Bird, rendered in graphite, red and blue pencil. The drawing is on a full sheet with image area measureing 9.00' X 7.00', bearing production number 24 - SC1 GEO OPEN 60. Drawing has minor stains, bearing blue animator notes.
#JW19 - Jay Ward - 'Fractured Fairy Tales', (1961). Keymaster Background (Matted And Framed)Price: $5800
Jay Ward - 'Fractured Fairy Tales', 1961. The original production cel's painted image area measures 6.00' X 5.00'. Includes keymaster background. This full sheet cel bears the original background from Jay Ward's Fractured Fairy Tales. This piece is professionally framed and matted. (Matted And Framed)
#JW2 - Jay Ward 'Duddly Do Right', (1962).Price: $5800
Jay Ward 'Duddly Do Right', 1962. This rare Original cel measures 9.25' X 8.00', including the original hand drawn Key-background. The drawing background is rendered in blue, black and orange graphite pencil measuring 9.25' X 8.00'. Dudley Do-Right was originally the creation of co-producer Bill Scott, who also provided the character's voice; but producer Jay Ward also had a hand in development.
#JW1 - Jay Ward 'Bullwinkle, Signed by Director Bill Hurtz, Head Writer - Chris Jenkyns. (Matted And Framed)Price: $4800
Jay Ward 'Bullwinkle' original production drawing. The drawing image area measures 3.50' X 6.00', rendered in black graphite and various color oil paint highlights. The drawing was signed by two of the people who worked on the original Rocky and Bullwinkle show including: The original shows director - the late Bill Hurtz, Head Writer - Chris Jenkyns. Below the drawing in a seperately designed box, states 'The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle'. (Matted And Framed)
#JW11 - Jay Ward 'George of the Jungle', (1967).(Matted And Framed)Price: $5800
Jay Ward 'George of the Jungle', 1967. The painted image area measures 12.00' X 10.00', COA provided. In the finest Jay Ward tradition, George of the Jungle set in the Imgwee Gwee Valley. George was a dimwitted, clumsier version of Tarzan, who, despite the warning in the catchy opening theme to watch out for that tree, would inevitably eat bark as he splatted into trunk after trunk. (Matted And Framed)
#JW8 - Jay Ward 'Rocky and Bullwinkle'. (Matted)Price: $900
Jay Ward 'Rocky and Bullwinkle'. The Bullwinkle Set-up cel image area measures 4.75' X 8.75'. Bullwinkle is an avid collector of box tops. 'Frost Bite Falls' is the dwelling place of Bullwinkle Moose and his friend, Rocket J. Squirrel. (Matted)
#JW9 - Jay Ward 'Rocky and Bullwinkle'. (Matted)Price: $700
Jay Ward 'Rocky and Bullwinkle'. The Rocky Set-up cel image area measures 8.00' X 6.00'. Although known to his friends as 'Rocky' his full name is Rocket J. Squirrel. Life is never dull when your best friend is a moose who knows how to stumble onto misadventure. (Matted)
#JW17 - 'Bullwinkle' original production layout drawing, (c.1960's).Price: $2600
Jay Ward Studios - 'Bullwinkle' original production layout drawing, 1960's. The Bullwinkle in a boat fishing' drawing image area measures 8.00' X 5.00', rendered in black graphite on Jay Ward Studio animation paper. COA provided.
#JW16 - Jay Ward - 'George of the Jungle'. (signed by Gerard Baldwin)Price: $3300
Jay Ward - 'George of the Jungle' rendered on 11.00' X 13.25' white Strathmore acid free paper with pen and felt tip. This original drawing is signed by Gerard Baldwin one of the few Emmy Award winning director/animators still alive from the creative Jay Ward and Hanna Barbera production teams. This quote from The Moose That Roared, The Definitive Book on the Jay Ward Studio: 'Directed by Gerard Baldwin, George of the Jungle was the funniest pilot film Jay Ward ever made. A masterful little cartoon...' When I asked the seller how he came to own the Baldwin drawing he stated 'I married his daughter'.
#JW20 - Jay Ward 'Duddly Do Right', (1962).Price: $2500
Jay Ward 'Duddly Do Right', 1962. Original model drawing rendered in graphite pencil bearing inker and painter notes for cel. The drawing is rendered on a full sheet, image area measures 8.50' X 6.50'.
#JW22 - Jay Ward - 'Rah Rah Woozy', (1980).Price: $700
Jay Ward - 'Rah Rah Woozy', 1980. This is a three-cel set up all full sheets each measuring 12.50'X 10.50'. The first sheet is the eyes, bearing production number 11 - E-1. The second sheet is the eye sockets, bearing production number 11 - E-2. The third sheet is of the image, bearing production number 11 - H-1. The total image area measureing 5.00' X 4.50'. The cel is placed on a laser reproduction background from Sc. 113 - BG 113. COA is provided.
#JW21 - Jay Ward - 'Rah Rah Woozy', 1980.Price: $500
Jay Ward - 'Rah Rah Woozy', 1980. Original model drawing rendered in graphite and blue pencil bearing animators notes. The drawing is on a full sheet with image area measureing 9.00' X 5.50'. Set at ivy-covered Woozy State College this film stars two lab animals Morey Mouse and Hamilton Hamster. This was the last cartoon made by Jay Ward Productions.
All artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity
#JW7 - Jay Ward 'Fearless Leader, Boris and Natasha', 1988. The hand inked Scene cel image area measures 9.25' X 7.00', bearing offical Jay Ward seal. COA provided by Lainzberg Gallery.
The Fearless Leader of Pottsylvania. If you think Boris and Natasha were mean, you ain't seen nothing yet! He's mean, he's crude, he runs a facist country with an iron fist....and those are his good qualities. His face is as ugly as his personality, with a scar and monocle, Fearless Leader leads his country in its battle against America.
#JW6 - Jay Ward 'Rocky, Bullwinkle and Boris', 1988. The hand inked Scene cel image area measures 7.50' X 6.50', bearing offical Jay Ward seal. COA provided.
A secret spy. Man of mystery. Boris Badenov is a lead spy in America from the country of Pottsylvanian. With his partner, Natasha Fatale, the two form plots to stop the moose and squrriel and please Fearless Leader. Boris is always trying to formulate plans to tide his greed, but never wins. He's a low down schnook that's always down on his luck. Boris claims to have only enemies. Inside his tough exterior, he's really a softee.
#JW4 - Jay Ward 'Natasha, Boris, Bullwinkle and Rocky', 1988. The hand inked Scene cel image area measures 10.25' X 7.50', bearing offical Jay Ward seal. COA provided.
#JW3 - Jay Ward 'Bullwinkle Market', 1994. This Limited Edition Bullwinkle is an Artist Proof #7 of 100. The image area measures 10.00' X 8.00, bearing offical Jay Ward seal. COA provided by Fine Art Management Corp.
Jay Ward - 'Rah Rah Woozy', 1980. (Includes corresponding drawing #JW24 below)Price: $750
Jay Ward - 'Rah Rah Woozy', 1980. This is a full sheet cel of one of the football players measures 12.50'X 10.50'. The player's image area measures 2.75' X 4.25', bearing production number 116 - A-3 - COA is provided. (Includes corresponding drawing below)
ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE CEL
#JW26 - Jay Ward 'Peabody and Sherman', (1988).
Jay Ward 'Peabody and Sherman', 1988. This set up cel is from the Show Opening Story. The painted image areas measure 3.00' X 3.00' (Sherman), 2.00' X 5.00' (Mr. Peabody). The background is on a full sheet, bearing the hand signed signature of Jay Ward in the lower right corner. The cel is matted and framed. The origins of Mr. Peabody and the WABAC machine: Mr. Peabody finds Sherman in the street being beaten up by some bigger boys. At first, he doesn't think that he's the right sort of boy -- but when he sees how he is treated in the orphanage, Peabody decides to adopt him.
SOLD (Matted And Framed)
#JW18 - Jay Ward 'Rocky and Bullwinkle', (1961). (Matted and Framed)
Jay Ward 'Rocky and Bullwinkle', 1961. The painted image areas measure 4.25' X 6.50' (Bullwinkle), 2.50' X 2.50' (Rocky), includes official Jay Ward seal.
SOLD (Matted and Framed)