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    Symphony of the Stars Flintstones Jetsons Scooby Doo and More Signed Limited Edition Cel Artist Proof #3/20 (Hanna-Barbera, 1988). Try not to hyperventilate while you read this... Symphony of the Stars features forty-nine major character from Hanna-Barbera cartoons all in one glorious color image! It covers the gamut from Fred Flintstone conduction 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. It has 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 7 days before this special aired. The show had an animated segment that showed virtually every single Hanna Barbera characters 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. To document the 50th anniversary of Hanna Barbera, a massive cel called Symphony of the Stars was released. It contained 49 Hanna Barbera classic animation characters playing the symphony. 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 of that cel, hand-signed by both the late Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. This cel is also placed on a hand-painted background made for the cel by the Hanna-Barbera Art Department. Fine condition.

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