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    The Adventures of Tintin "Destination Moon" Captain Haddock and Thompson and Thompson Production Cel on Production Background (Larry Harmon Pictures, 1957). Professor Calculus, Haddock, and Thompson and Thompson explore the dark side of the moon in this original pan production cel setup. Tintin is one of the most popular adventure comics in the world and spawned an animated series on HBO in the early '90s and a CGI feature film produced by Steven Spielberg in 2011, but before that, Larry Harmon of Bozo fame and Belvision Studios produced the first Tintin animated TV series. It ran in 1957 and only lasted one season. "Destination Moon" was one of only eight stories adapted for the short-lived series and this is an original hand-inked hand-painted production cel from it. The show originally ran in five minute episodes but was later complied into a single film now available on YouTube. This cel image of the explorers measures 5.5" x 2" which can be seen at the 42:31 mark. To the right of it appears the tail of Tintin's moon rocket and it measures 19" x 6". Both are over an original hand-painted pan production background that measures 34" x 10". The entire setup is taped together along the edges with masking tape. Art of this scale from the very first Tintin animated series makes this is an extremely rare piece of Tintin and television history. The setup shows minor handling and condition is Very Good.

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