Wilma and Betty (1) Original Production Cel

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An original production cel signed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

The highly successful cartoon The Flintstones encompasses everything that made William Hanna and Joseph Barbara two of the world's most successful animators of all time; in short, its comedy, characters, and concept. Its elements of adult humour made it the first of its kind to tailor to children and adults which also meant that we continued to love and enjoy the iconic series as we grew up. It's incredibly creative characters, who displayed a bright array of colours and designs, contributed to the cartoon becoming the longest running animated TV series for three decades. Finally, its heart-warmingly hilarious concept of a seemingly modern American family operating in the Stone Age, has gripped audiences around the world for years; indicated by the numerous re-runs and spin-offs that have occurred in the 60+ years since its inception.

This original production cel or "celluloid" would have been used in the animators' production process after a drawing was traced by hand onto a sheet of transparent plastic and painted in colour. Then projected onto a separately painted background in front of a camera, each cel - like this one - would be moved by hand according to the animating directors to create a minute yet crucial movement in the final cartoon.

Now bespoke mounted and framed in black pine and spruce wood, this colourful and dynamic artwork is a rare and exciting opportunity to add a piece of world animating history to your home. You can learn more about this collection on our blog or shop our full portfolio of Hanna-Barbera artworks here.

Image size: 12.2in x 9.4in 31.0cm x 24.0cm
Framed size: 20.7in x 18.3in 52.5cm x 46.5cm
Medium: Mixed Media
Subjects: Fantasy, Children, Humour

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