The Flintstone Orignial Production Cel with Original Matching Background
– Cartoon: The Flintstones
– Character(s): Fred Flintstone and Pearl Slaghoople (mother-in-law)
– Hand-Painted Production Cel
– Image Size: 10.5” x 12.5”
– Signed by: Joe Barbera and Bill Hanna
Original production cel from Hanna-Barbera Productions in the 1990s. The cel is matched with a original production background.
Yabba Dabba Doo! “The Flintstones” a Hanna-Barbera Production made television history in 1960 entertaining audiences for 6 seasons. It had always been a desire of The Flintstones creators, Bill Hanna and Joseph Barbera to bring human aspects and scenarios to the stone-aged family, and project them to a more realistic level than any other cartoon characters on television at the time. Hanna-Barbera had a major impact on television and becoming the most successful television animation studio. “The Flintstones” was the cartoon that made it all happen. “The Flintstones” aimed at adult audiences was television’s first prime-time animated series — it’s also the first animated TV series that hit it big becoming television’s longest running prime-time cartoon. In 2009, IGN named The Flintstones as the ninth best in its “Top 100 Animated TV Shows.” In 2013, TV Guide ranked The Flintstones the second Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time.
A production cel is one-of-a-kind and used in the creation of an animated film or cartoon short. It is hand-painted and photographed over a background painting to create a frame of the production. Because one background is used under a sequence of cels, the production art is usually sold with a reproduction of the original background. A cel with an original background is very rare. The move to computerized animation severely curtailed the supply of artwork on the market.
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.