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    Casanova Cat (MGM, 1951). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Animation giants William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, aided and abetted by Rudolph Ising, did a cartoon short about a cat chasing a mouse wherein the tables get turned, in February of 1940. The point was to compete with the raucous Warner Brothers cartoons, as most MGM cartoons of that time were either musically oriented or Barney Bear shorts. With the talents of Hanna-Barbera, this simple premise was gold from the get-go, and they soon had an Oscar nomination to boast about. They would make Tom and Jerry cartoons for the next 15 years. This is a favorite, with Tom dragging Jerry as a "gift" to a pretty female cat he's romancing, but in true cartoon style, Jerry gets the girl! There were pinholes in the borders as well as a couple in the image and a 4" tear in the bottom left corner. All of these minor flaws have been corrected with linen backing and excellent restoration. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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