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Auction History Result

6s232 SAFETY SECOND linen 1sh '50 cartoon art of Tom putting firecracker by Jerry on 4th of July!

Date Sold 5/1/2016
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

Safety Second, the 1950 Hanna-Barbera (Joseph Barbera & William Hanna) Tom & Jerry cat & mouse animated animation cartoon short (produced by Fred Quimby; set on the Fourth of July, Jerry's young nephew Nibbles wants to light off firecrackers, but Jerry wants him to stay safe, and there are the usual explosions with the usual results!) starring Tom, Jerry, and Nibbles. Note that Tom and Jerry is a classic series of cartoons created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The first one was created in 1940, and there as a total of 114 cartoons through 1957. Seven of these won Academy Awards for Best Cartoon, tying for most wins with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies. There were around 50 more cartoons created after the first run ended, through the early 2000s, and there were also TV shows based on these classic characters. Some people have criticized the cartoons for their "excessive violence", but actually no blood or gore was ever shown in any of them, and this type of violence is commonly referred to as "cartoon violence". Many of the Tom and Jerry cartoons are extremely clever and make wonderful use of music. They are not nearly as appreciated today as they should be, but in their day, they were among the most popular cartoons of the 1940s!
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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. The poster had tiny paper loss at the crossfolds, minor wear on the folds, and some pinholes around the edges. Overall, the poster was in very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was nicely backed, and displays well!
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