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    "Symphony of the Stars" Flintstones, Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, and More Signed Limited Edition Cel and Background Artist Proof #9/20 (Hanna-Barbera, 1988). This incredible, hand-painted, limited edition cel features forty-nine major character from Hanna-Barbera cartoons, all in one glorious color image! It runs the gamut from Fred Flintstone conducting the symphony, to Winsome Witch on clarinet, and all points in between! On July 17th, 1989, TNT broadcast a star-studded TV special called A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration -- 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera. It was hosted by Tony Danza and Annie Potts, with many live-action celebrities on screen as well as animated characters. The show was dedicated to Daws Butler, who had recently passed away. This also was the last film and TV project that Mel Blanc worked on, as he passed away just seven days before this special aired. The show had an animated segment that showed virtually every single Hanna-Barbera character playing in a symphony that Fred Flintstone conducted. This scene was so popular that a guide to all the characters was the first thing shown in the 1989 Ted Sennet book The Art of Hanna-Barbera -- 50 Years of Creativity. This massive cel is 21" x 40". The edition sold out when Joe Barbera and Bill Hanna toured the country promoting one of animation's first limited edition cels. This is an Artist Proof that cel, hand-signed by both the late Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, as well as animation legend Iraj Paran. To top it all off, the background is hand-painted with airbrush. If H-B is your cup of tea, this one is for you! Very Good condition.

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