I just stumbled across these old xeroxes and figured I'd post them before I lose them again. They are from a project Bill Tytla was trying to launch in his twilight years: MOUSETHUSELA, THE 2000 YEAR OLD MOUSE. I can't recall who gave me these, but I had heard about this project for years. In at least one Tytla bio I read, one of his contemporaries (likely Art Babbit or Grim Natwick, I can't remember for sure) recalled seeing Tytla working on sketches for this project in his final days and referred to them as I think, "pitifull" or "pathetic".
Maybe my standards are lower, but aside from the main character, they aren't quite as bad as I expected. Mousethusela himself looks a bit too much like Magoo for my taste. Otherwise, the sketches still show wit and skill.
Some sort of aristocratic character, maybe a villain?
A "pixellated" (drunk) mouse, as described in type apparently devised to register the characters with the US copyright office.
I have a few more pages of this, but they are so faint and broken up, they are barely visible and not worth scanning. I remember a short (and rather boring) syndicated cartoon on TV in the 1970's about a mouse character cavorting in barely animated history lessons, but it was not done by Tytla, Maybe it was somehow revived after he died and mutated into something else.Here's a LINK to an episode. Was Ralph Bakshi involved in this?
UPDATE: Steve Worth has kindly sent along THIS LINK to an online reprint of a fine Tytla bio by John Canemaker. Included are better copies of the last 2 images shown here.