The Flintstones Fred Flintstone and Mr. Slate OPC/Original Background
– Cartoon: The Flintstones
– Episode: “Holly Rock A Bye Baby”
– Hand-Painted Production Cel
– Image Size: Pan Cel with Original Background
– Signed by: Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera
Hand-painted original production cel from the cartoon, “Holly Rock A Bye Baby,” made by Hanna-Barbera Productions in the 1990s. The cel is signed by William Hanna and Joe Barbera.
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.
Each production cel is one-of-a-kind and was used in the creation of an animated film or television show. Each is hand-painted, and has been photographed over a background painting to create a frame of the finished 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 production cel with an original background is very rare and has a much higher value. The move to computerized animation has severely curtailed the supply of artwork on the market.