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    Cobs and Robbers (MGM, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Dick Lundy, having been hired by MGM to replace Tex Avery while on a year hiatus, directed this great Barney Bear cartoon. Lundy told interviewers that he envisioned Barney as a "Wallace Beery type," and watching this cartoon, you can definitely see some of Beery's characteristics! This fun short finds Barney being plagued by crows. Joe Scarecrow comes along to save the day, using a wind-up puppet to lead the crows out in a memorably comic conga line. Unfortunately for Barney Bear, the old scarecrow doesn't finish the job properly, and by the end of the cartoon the crows have turned poor Barney's crop into a field of popped corn. The poster has pinholes in the borders and image area, edge wear, fold wear and slight crossfold separation, along with archival tape on the verso, none of which detracts from the charm of this fantastic piece. Very Fine-.


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    March, 2010
    19th-20th Friday-Saturday
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