TERRY, Paul Houghton
Terrytoons, the New Rochelle New York studio run by Paul Terry, was considered the bottom of the barrel. But with popular characters like Mighty Mouse, Heckle & Jeckle, Gandy Goose and Sourpuss, with great Jim Tyer animation -- and wonderful opening title art -- this studio has it's fans.
Gene Deicth ran the studio (1956-58) and made a bunch of great CinemaScope cartoons (with Clint Clobber, Tom Terrific, Gaston LeCrayon, etc.) which are completely forgotten today.
The 'New Terrytoons' period in the late 1950s and 60s brought us Sidney, Hector Heathcoate, Hashimoto and Deputy Dawg. Not to mention The Mighty Heroes and Ralph Bakshi.
Terrytoons were originally released by 20th Century Fox. Today they are owned by CBS-Viacom (under Paramount Pictures).
#TT4 - The Wreck Of The Hesperus, Damsel-In-Distress (1944).Price: $500
#TT4 - Paul Terry Studio, THE WRECK OF THE HESPERUS, 1944. This character design drawing of the female lead (or damsel-in-distress) was created by a Paul Terry Studio artist in development of this character in the early animated Mighty Mouse cartoon. Drawn in colored pencil on a 9 1/2" x 11" animation sheet, the art measures 6" x 5". Original production art from the Paul Terry Studio is scarce. In excellent condition with only minor creasing at top edge away from the art: VERY FINE. Certificate of authenticity is included.
#TT - Chris Columbo, 'Parrot' (1938).Price: $300
#TT - TERRYTOONS - 'CHRIS COLUMBO', August 12, 1938. This animation drawing directed by Eddie Donnelly of a parrot looking through a telescope was created by an animator in development of a scene in the animated cartoon. Drawn in red, green and graphite pencil on an untrimmed animation sheet (9.50" X 11.00"), the art measures 4.25" X 2.75". The animator wrote the number 'B' at the top right to indicate place in the scene, rendered on 3 peg hole sheet also includes Production Markings by Animator. Excellent condition showing only light handling from the animation process itself: VERY FINE.
#TT3 - 'Heckle and Jeckle', Signed Limited Edition (1994).Price: $600
#TT3 - Terrytoons - 'Heckle and Jeckle', 1994. The image area of this Limited Edition 'Dude Ranch' measures 7.50" X 5.25", bearing number 30 of 125 and hand signed by Lou Scheimer. The full sheet Cel measures 12.50" X 10.50". COA provided.
All artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity