Storyboard Animation Drawing Baseball Bugs Bunny signed Friz Freleng
This rare original storyboard drawing is signed by Friz Freleng. Baseball Bugs is a Warner Brothers Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon short released on February 2, 1946 starring Bugs Bunny. Baseball Bugs was directed by Friz Freleng and written by Michael Maltese. Voice characterizations were performed by Mel Blanc, with additional uncredited performances by Bea Benaderet as Lady Liberty and the screaming baseball, and Tedd Pierce as the stadium announcer and several of the Gas-House Gorillas.
Instead of Porky Pig and “That’s all, folks!”, the cartoon ends with one of Bugs’ rare closing appearances, popping through a drum, munching a carrot, announcing, “And that’s the end!”. Friz Freleng introduced and/or developed several of the studio’s biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the cat, Yosemite Sam (to whom he was said to bear more than a passing resemblance) and Speedy Gonzales.