The Most Effectual Top Cat
$2,100 – $2,250
– Hand-Painted Limited Edition Cel
– Edition Size: 350
– Image Size: 30” x 11”
– Signed by: Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera
This art is re-created from the episode “The Late T.C.” Characters featured are: Officer Dibble, Spook, The Brain, Top Cat, Benny the Ball, Choo-Choo, Fancy Fancy
Besides being the indisputable leader of the gang, he’s thirty-five years old and still on his first life! Influenced by televisions “You’ll Never Get Rich” with Phil Silvers, “Top Cat” debuted in 1961 as Hanna-Barbera’s second prime-time cartoon series (following The Flintstones).
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.