This is a hand painted limited edition cel. Featuring The Jetsons. This is signed by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. The Jetsons, the twenty-first century's most famous family. To generations of viewers, George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson have personified the future. Their wildly popular show, with its unique blend of animation, science fiction and comedy, remains a landmark in television originality. The art for this limited edition was created at the Hanna Barbera studio in Hollywood. The original drawing was hand-inked, then the master inking printed onto a sheet of exlar film through the silk-screening process . Each cel was then hand-painted using original Hanna-Barbera colors. The background was reproduced using a fine lithography process. Each piece from the edition was individually numbered and features the signatures of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It was also printed with the studio seal of authenticity.975
Image Size: 10.5" x 12.5"
Framed Size: 18" x 20"
Edition Size: 300
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Hand-painted limited editions recreate classic moments from great cartoons, using the same materials and techniques as were used in making the originals. Some limited editions are exact reproductions of frames from the films they represent, while others, such as Chuck Jones’ limited editions, are based on contemporary interpretations of great characters and scenes.
In either case, the animator’s drawing is transferred onto acetate cels, then each is meticulously hand-painted by studio artists. Each piece is hand-numbered in small edition sizes of between 100 and 750. In some cases the finished cels are then signed by the animator.
As the great majority of original cels from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s are no longer in existence, limited edition cels allow collectors an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy some of the greatest moments in the history of animation.