Escape from Ranger Smith
$1,150 – $1,250
– Hand-Painted Limited Edition Cel
– Edition Size: 300
– Image Size: 10.5” x 12.5″
– Signed by: Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera
Yogi (“Smarter than your average bear!”) Bear made his debut in 1958 as a supporting character in “The Huckleberry Hound Show.” Yogi Bear was the first Hanna-Barbera breakout character eventually getting his own series in 1961, “The Yogi Bear Show.” Most of the cartoons take place in Jellystone Park, where Yogi concocts schemes to steal picnic baskets from campers, or to escape from the park, much to the annoyance of Park Ranger Smith. Other recurring characters are Boo-Boo Yogi’s champion and Cindy his girlfriend.
“Escape from Ranger Smith” 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.