MGM Studios

A great collection of original production animation cels and original production animation drawings for sale from the MGM Studios.

SOLD - Tom and Jerry Cels
SOLD - Tom and Jerry Cels

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Tom and Jerry circa 1950's, MGM Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Tom: 5 1/2 x 3", Jerry w/Rapier: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4", Image 9 x 11 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Tom Cel
SOLD - Tom Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Tom from the Tom and Jerry cartoon "Nit-Witty Kitty," 1951, MGM Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Tom: 4 1/2 x 4 1/4", Image 7 1/2 x 10 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Shorty Cel
SOLD - Shorty Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Shorty from the Droopy cartoon "Deputy Droopy" 1955, MGM Studios; Numbered 60 in ink lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Shorty: 5 x 4 1/2", Image 10 x 12 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Tom, Jerry, & Tuffy Cel Setup
SOLD - Tom, Jerry, & Tuffy Cel Setup

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Tom, Jerry, and Tuffy from "Touché, Pussy Cat!," 1954, MGM Studios; Numbered 35 in ink lower right; Set on a master production background with production numbers lower center; Size - Tom: 6 1/4 x 5 1/4", Jerry & Tuffy: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4", Background: 10 1/4 x 12 1/2", Image 8 1/2 x 11 1/2", Mat 14 x 16"; Matted and Studio signed with a title and dedication "Best Wishes to Chris from Tom and Jerry"; SOLD!

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SOLD - Jerry Cel
SOLD - Jerry Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Jerry from the Tom and Jerry cartoon "The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R.," 1967, MGM Studios; Numbered 5 in ink lower left; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Jerry: 2 x 1 1/4", Image 10 3/4 x 9 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - TV Supply Co Delivery Man Cel
SOLD - TV Supply Co Delivery Man Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of T.V. Supply Co. Delivery Man with the Television containing Shorty from the Droopy cartoon "Cellbound" 1955, MGM Studios; Numbered 24 in ink lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Delivery Man & T.V.: 5 3/4 x 5 1/2", Image 10 x 11"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Jerry & Jumbo Layout Drawing
SOLD - Jerry & Jumbo Layout Drawing

Original pan production animation background layout drawing of Jerry and Jumbo from "Jerry and Jumbo," 1953, MGM Studios; Graphite and red pencils on peg hole paper; Production numbers upper center; Size - Jerry & Jumbo: 11 1/2 x 4 1/4", Sheet 25 x 10 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD -Tom Jerry Jumbo Layout Drawing
SOLD -Tom Jerry Jumbo Layout Drawing

Original pan production animation background layout drawing of Tom, Jerry, Jumbo, and Jumbo's Mother from "Jerry and Jumbo," 1953, MGM Studios; Graphite and red pencils on peg hole paper; Production numbers upper right and left; Size - Tom: 4 1/4 x 1 3/4", Jerry, Jumbo, & Jumbo's Mother: 8 1/4 x 6", Sheet 10 1/2 x 49 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Baby Seal Cel
SOLD - Baby Seal Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of a Baby Seal from the Tom and Jerry cartoon "Little Runaway," 1952, MGM Studios; Numbered 58 in ink lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Baby Seal: 3 1/4 x 2 1/4", Image 10 x 12 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Puppy Cel
SOLD - Puppy Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of a Puppy from the Tom and Jerry cartoon "Puppy Tale," 1953, MGM Studios; Numbered 24A in ink lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Puppy: 1 1/2 x 1 1/2", Image 9 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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Tom and Jerry animation cel art

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Tom, Jerry, and Tuffy from "Touché, Pussy Cat!," 1954, MGM Studios; Numbered 35 in ink lower right; Set on a master production background with production numbers lower center; Size - Tom: 6 1/4 x 5 1/4", Jerry & Tuffy: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4", Background 10 1/4 x 12 1/2"", Image 8 1/2 x 11 1/2", Mat 14 x 16"; Matted and Studio signed with a title and dedication "Best Wishes to Chris from Tom and Jerry.

"Touché, Pussy Cat!," - Tuffy

"Touché, Pussy Cat!," 1954 is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animated Tom and Jerry short that was directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It was produced by Fred Quimby, music by Scott Bradley, animated by Kenneth Muse, Ed Barge and Irven Spence, and with backgrounds by Robert Gentle. It was the first of the Tom and Jerry shorts to be produced in widescreen CinemaScope format. The film was nominated for

an Academy Award in 1954, the last of the Tom and Jerry series to receive an Oscar nomination. The short is a follow-up to the 1952 cartoon "The Two Mouseketeers," which had won the 1951 Academy Award. The title of the film is a reference to Tuffy's catchphrase in the "Mouseketeer" series; which later included "Tom and Chérie," 1955 and "Royal Cat Nap" in 1958.

The story of the short is that Tuffy is sent to Jerry to become a mouseketter. Unfortunately he is terrible, and so he is forced to return home. On the way, he gets into a fight with Tom who drowns him in wine; making Tuffy a mouseketeer. However Tuffy accidentally stabs Jerry in the rear with his sword, causing Jerry to become angry. Jerry puts Tuffy over his lap, takes off his diaper, and starts spanking him. Tuffy turns to the audience and remarks, "C'est la guerre!" ("That's war!").

This is a wonderful setup including hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of all three main characters Tom, Jerry, and Tuffy; set on an original hand painted master production background from the Academy Award nominated MGM animated film short "Touché, Pussy Cat!," 1954. Just a great piece of animation artwork and a beautiful setup that is perfect for any collection!

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