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    Collection of (12) replacement animation T-Rex dinosaurs from The Beast of Hollow Mountain. (Nassour Brothers, 1956) Vintage original collection of (12) T-Rex figures used in the famous "dinosaur attack" scene from The Beast of Hollow Mountain. The puppets are constructed of fired clay/plaster and meticulously hand painted. Each puppet is individually sculpted in a unique pose for use in the intricate replacement animation sequences. Some puppets retain numbers handwritten on the bottom of the feet; others feature number sequences engraved on their tails as reference for the animators. The Western/Dinosaur movie was the first feature to use miniature rear projection in color to combine replacement animation with live action and was praised for the realistic quality of the animation. In the closing minutes of the film, this ferocious T-Rex appears, attacking a woman and child. The animation sequence lasts nearly 20 minutes, with the creature rampaging and ripping the roof off of a building in its attempt to eat them, only to be foiled by the hero who appears on horseback and saves them from certain doom. Legendary stop-motion animator Willis O'Brien wrote the story, but most of the animation work was that of California-born fine arts sculptor, Henry Lion (1900-1966). An incredible opportunity to own these artifacts from the golden years of replacement animation. Exhibiting production wear, various levels of sensitive repairs, cracks, chips, brittleness and age. In vintage good to very good condition.

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    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
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