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Image of the Day: Quintet


Just over twenty-one years ago, Chuck Jones created the drawing for this limited edition titled "Quintet" and published by Linda Jones Enterprises in 1989.  When you consider the importance that music played in Warner Bros. cartoons and particularly those of Chuck Jones, it's not surprising to see his playful & irreverent take on a classical quintet. 

One thing that has always set Jones' limited editions from those of other studios and directors is that the line used to create the limited edition came from his original drawing(s).  Each Chuck Jones cel art edition has been hand-painted by expert cel painters (a dwindling group of artisans since the advent of computer colorization) and placed over a background approved by the artist (prior to his death) and now by his family. 

Image of the Day: Two Sizes Too Small


"…The Grinch hated Christmas, the whole Christmas season.  Please don't ask why, no one quite knows the reason.

"It could be perhaps his shoes were too tight.

"It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right.

"But I think the most likely reason of all may have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

"But whatever the reason, his heart or his shoes…"

Imagine it's December 18, 1966.  You, your brothers and sisters, your Mom and Dad, are gathered around the brand new color television console in the den, ready to watch an animated Christmas special based on one of your favorite books, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  And just one-half hour later a new family tradition has been begun.  And every year thereafter, for the next forty-three years, it just isn't Christmas until you've watched the "Grinch."

Two Sizes Too Small, a hand-painted cel art edition of just 135 examples, was created from original art used in the production of the Chuck Jones directed 1966 television special, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Image of the Day: The Old Sew and Sew (A Moment in Time)


A Moment in Time is a limited edition cel set-up incorporating one or more original production cels.  (The meaning of the word 'moment' is said to have been that amount of time between heartbeats.)

In the case of The Old Sew and Sew, the one production cel was a moving part of a multiple cel set-up that was under camera for the 1966 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  This scene series is limited by the number of original production cels (61) and each set-up is numbered in sequence 1 through 61.  The other four cels in the set-up, most of which were 'held cels,' have been re-created from the film by expert ingkers and painters to complete the scene image.  ('Held cels' are production cels that are held under the camera for more than one frame and therefore the images do not appear to move.)