Yogi Bear first made an appearance on our screens in 1958 as a side character to Huckleberry Hound. However, his loveable and goofy nature soon meant that his popularity outgrew that of Huckleberry and Yogi became the first ever "breakout character" in animated television. The Yogi Bear Show (1961) was the first in a series of franchises that featured Yogi and his best friend Boo Boo including a live adaptation some 50 years later.
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.
Medium: Mixed Media
Subjects: Fantasy, Animals, Children, Humour
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