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    Bobby Bumps' Amusement Park (Bray Studios, 1917). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Pioneering animator Earl Hurd created the Bobby Bumps series of silent animated shorts for the J.R. Bray Studios from 1915-1923. This series is extremely important in the history of animation, as it was the first to use the cel animation process, revolutionizing the industry. Previous cartoons used paper for the drawings, rather than the clear celluloid, which now allowed artists to overlay figures onto a re-useable background rather than creating a new complete drawing for each frame. Paramount released the cartoons, which feature a mischievous boy Bobby Bumps and his little dog Fido, as part of their Paramount Magazine shorts. This sheet has enlarged pinholes in the borders, edge wear with minor tears, a tape stain in the center, and scratches in the title. A rare and important piece of animation history, this fantastic stone litho sheet will be a top prize for a serious collector of early cartoons. Signed by Earl Hurd in the print, lower right corner. Very Good+.


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    March, 2010
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