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Artist: Warner Brothers

Title: Beaky Buzzard

Medium: Original Production Cell               

Image Size: Approximately 9 inches x 11 inches

Matt Size: Approximately 19 inches x 22 inches

Framed: Matted and Ready to Frame

Details:  The character first appeared in the 1942 cartoon Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid, directed by Bob Clampett. The cartoon's plot revolves around the hopeless attempts of the brainless buzzard, here called Killer, to catch Bugs Bunny for his domineering Italian mother back at the nest. Beaky's voice was reminiscent of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's character Mortimer Snerd (his in-studio name was in fact "Snerd Bird", bestowed by Bob Clampett himself he was not named "Beaky" on-screen in this first appearance). The voice itself was provided by voice actor Kent Rogers.

Clampett brought the character back in the 1945 film The Bashful Buzzard, a cartoon that closely mirrors its predecessor, only this time featuring Beaky's hapless hunting (contrasting with the war-like formation flying and dive bombing of his brothers) without Bugs as an antagonist. Rogers reprised his role as the character's voice for the film, but he was killed in a naval aviation training accident at Pensacola, Florida before finishing all his dialogue, so Stan Freberg was brought in to finish the work.

Warranty: Item GUARANTEED to be as described

Auction Estimate: $900.00/$1,100.00

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