Diamonds Are a Crook’s Best Friend
$1,000 – $1,100
– Studio: Hanna-Barbera
– Hand-Painted Limited Edition Cel
– Edition Size: 70
– Image Size: 10.5” x 12.5”
– Signed by: Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera
A tiny gumshoe teams with his niece to solve cases. Inch’s drawling aide, Gator, provides the legwork, Braveheart is the sleuth’s devoted dog. This is an often overlooked little charmer from the Hanna-Barbera stable.
William Hanna and Joe Barbera, the eight-time Oscar duo, opened the doors of Hanna-Barbera in 1957. Hanna-Barbera had a major impact on television and became the most successful television animation studio in the world. It was the first studio to run an animated series during prime time while their other cartoons dominated Saturday mornings. With Bill’s comedic timing and Joe’s amazing storytelling instincts, this powerful partnership created legendary work that continues to entertain.
The art for this limited edition was created at the Hanna Barbera studio in Hollywood. The original drawing was hand-inked, then the master inking printed onto a sheet of exlar film through the silk-screening process . Each cel was then hand-painted using original Hanna-Barbera colors. The background was reproduced using a fine lithography process. Each piece from the edition was individually numbered and features the signatures of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It was also printed with the studio seal of authenticity.