Spoofing â€œThe Lion King,â€ The Circus of Life is the second in a series of Clampett Studio original art pieces created to spoof Disney Animated films. This piece harkens back to a Looney Tunes past, where Warner Bros. animation was known for mocking established movies, characters and world events. The Circus of Life relives the cartoon studioâ€™s well-known sarcasm; an irreverence that other cartoon studios of the time dared not attempt. The Circus of Life was drawn by Juan Ortiz, and hand-inked by Laurie Dindis. The original background was rendered by Hector Martinez.
Image Size: 16" x 19"
Framed Size: 24" x 27"
Edition Size: 100
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Hand-painted limited editions recreate classic moments from great cartoons, using the same materials and techniques as were used in making the originals. Some limited editions are exact reproductions of frames from the films they represent, while others, such as Chuck Jones’ limited editions, are based on contemporary interpretations of great characters and scenes.
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