Once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a Number 1 ARTIST PROOF “AP”. Hand Painted Limited Edition Animation Cel. From the Studios of Hanna Barbera Productions. “Huckleberry Snake Charmer” This Artist Proof Edition was designed by Hanna Barbera artist Iraj Paran and is from his Private Collection…. Check out the 7 other Cel’s from this collection This is a 12 field Cel from 1988. Original Hand Painted Limited Edition Animation Cel, NUMBER 1 worldwide, making it highly desirable. Number 1’s of any Limited Edition esp. (Artist Proofs), is very hard to come by, since they were always taken by studio Executives and the Artist…. We were able to acquire some over the years…. This is Signed by Hanna-Barbera with COA in great condition…. Comes framed matted measures 19.5×17 with UV-Plexi. We are proud to offer this wonderful collection of Hanna-Barbera art from Emmy Award winner, Iraj Paran. Paran is a legend in television animation and his career has spanned over 30 years. He began working in the Background Department at Hanna-Barbera Productions. In 1970, three years after Bill Hanna hired him, he became Art Director in charge of studio’s Art Department. Iraj was responsible for Graphics and Title Design, development, and the comprehensive coordination of art for production, cel art, licensing and merchandising, publicity art, home video, and retail store. In the following years, Iraj would become Bill Hanna and Joe Barber’s “right hand”, designing presentation artwork that Mr. Barbera would take when he was “pitching” shows to the television networks. Iraj would travel with Mr. Hanna on various marketing and promotional trips to educate and introduce products to licensees, domestically and overseas. Iraj created the signature Hanna-Barbera logo which is recognized worldwide. This logo has been used extensively in print form, on the Boomerang and the Cartoon Network. He was instrumental in Hanna-Barbera’s Cel Art Division that helped create and ultimately led the way to a very viable business for the studio and animation industry as a whole. In 1990’s, Iraj made personal appearances at various art galleries and Hanna-Barbera’s retail stores across the country to discuss the process of animation and help attract customers and awareness to animation fans of all ages. Since then, he has worked on various projects as a freelance artist for Cartoon Network, Disney Consumer Products, Disney Channel, Buena Vista Home Video, MGM Animation, Ruby-Speears, Saban Entertainment, and PorchLight Entertainment. We have this collection of 7 different cel set-ups and the portfolio set features the most famous Hanna-Barbera characters. They were the first Limited Editions produced by Hanna-Barbera studios which launched the start of the cel art activities in 1988. Unlike the later years, these editions have the entire cel area hand painted – leaving no clear areas, thus no separate rendered background was needed. The cel edtions were 300, but these from Mr. Paran’s collection are the artist proofs and are numbered as indicated below. This unique collection is from one of Hollywood’s famous artists…. The joint efforts of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera have had a powerful and lasting impact on television animation. Since the late 1950s, Hanna-Barbera programs have been a staple of television entertainment. Furthermore, a great many of the characters originally created by Hanna and Barbera for the small screen have crossed the boundaries into film, books, toys, and all manner of other media, becoming virtually ubiquitous as cultural icons. This is your chance to own a little piece of that magic.. This beautifully hand painted animated cel has been signed by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as “gifts” – US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Feel free to ask questions… Also check out our inventory as we will be adding some great, RARE pieces to the store! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Animation Art & Merchandise\Animation Merchandise\Other Animation Merchandise”. The seller is “koolectibletoons” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Material: Animation Art Cel
- Hanna Barbera: Huckleberry Hound
- Franchise: Huckleberry Hound