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    Flintstone Chewable Vitamins Production Cel Setup and Key Master Setup Group of 2 (Hanna-Barbera, 1968). "Yabba Dabba Doo... There's something new! " sings Fred Flintstone as he walks into the Flintstone Factory with Barney. This lot is from the very first animated television commercial for Flintstone Chewable Vitamins. These children's vitamins were introduced by Miles Laboratories in 1968 and came in the shapes of Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty, Dino, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm, and the Great Gazoo. Art Babbitt produced these TV ads while working in the Commercial Division of Hanna-Barbera. This is the Master hand-painted production background of the Flintstone Factory where the chewable vitamins are made. It is the first background you see in this commercial and it measures 30" x 1.5". Marked B1 on the border it has a crease on the right side about 3" in. Also, in this lot is an original production cel of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble looking at a Flintstone chewable vitamin. The characters measure 5" and 7" on a 12 field cel over its Key Master hand-painted production background. This rare Key Master setup is signed by Bill Hanna (1910 - 2001) and Joe Barbera (1911 - 2006) and their signatures on commercial animation art is very rare. The piece comes with a letter of authenticity from the Art Babbitt Estate. This very first Flintstone Vitamin commercial is currently available to view on YouTube. Minor handling with edge tape and edge wear. Overall condition is Good. From the Art Babbitt Archives.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
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