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DescriptionThe Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Hopperoo Maquette (Universal, 2000). In this prequel the 1994 smash hit The Flintstones, the wealthy young Wilma Slaghoople presents an enticing matrimonial option to the money-hungry casino owner Chip Rockefeller. Presented in this lot is the original maquette of the pre-historic Hopparoo that serves as Chip's Polo Pony. Inspired by the Rubble family pet Hoppy from the 1960's Hanna-Barbera animated sitcom, this kangaroo/dinosaur mash-up can be seen at the opening minutes of this film starting at the 7:24 mark. It was created at London's Jim Henson's Creature Shop and is the only one of its kind. The 12" x 9" figure is hand-painted and sits on a 12" x 12" x .5" base. Most importantly of all, the base bears an official Jim Henson's Creature Shop badge, establishing that it is from one of the world' most renowned and innovative character design companies. This maquette represents the a unique opportunity to own an actual production piece by Jim Henson artists used in the production of this classic family film.
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