This is an original animation production cel – illustrator cartoon art or comic art, at it’s best a beautifully hand-outlined and hand-painted image of INCH HIGH PRIVATE EYE. Inch High wore a trench coat, which for many years was used in movies and TV shows as visual shorthand to indicate the wearer was a spy or a private detective. Inch was the latter, working for The Finkerton Detective Agency. Inch High, Private Eye was a half-hour cartoon show by Hanna – Barbera, the studio that had started in the 1950s with Huckleberry Hound, Ruff & Reddy and similar humorous cartoons for young viewers of television; and continued in the late’60s with adventure cartoons like Space Ghost, The Mighty Mightor and Jonny Quest, for somewhat older ones. Inch High’s show, which debuted on September 8, 1973, was a little of each, with the wearing off of his potion at inopportune times (resulting in his sudden expansion to normal size) being a frequently used gag. The show wasn’t one of Hanna-Barbera’s greatest hits, lasting only a single season, 13 episodes total so this is a rare cel. The total actual image is about 4 1/4″ tall X 6″ long and well centered ——the background is just a piece of paper to show you the cel. This will be known as cel–inch high 216– this # is written in black marker across the bottom as some from of cataloging. This is a full sheet, which is about 12″ X 10 1/2″ overall in size with the image as shown and is in good condition with no rips or tears unless stated here. It IS BEAUTIFUL – as shown with an old fold that has flattened going up through the art and a few very small outline spots missing. As well as a few pieces (3) of scotch tape with the closest being about 4 from the art. All of these have been used so they are not perfect nor are they damaged in any noticeable way or I WILL STATE THAT in my listing above. It is guaranteed to be an original production hand painted animation cel and not a copy. Please add me to your favorites list. The item “Inch High Private Eye Original Production Animation Cel Hanna Barbera RARE 1973″ is in sale since Saturday, July 23, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Animation Art & Merchandise\Animation Merchandise\Other Animation Merchandise”. The seller is “millerstamp” and is located in Cedar Hill, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Material: cel acetate
- Character: Inch HIgh Private Eye
- Franchise: Hanna Barbera
- Type: production