This hand-painted limited edition cel was inspired by the frightful episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! of the same name. In this image, Scooby-Doo finds a clue, along with Shaggy, Freddie, Velma and Daphne, as they vacation in Hawaii. A local witch-doctor threatens the Gang with the wrath of Mano Tiki Tia (a ghostly legend who has come to life) but the young sleuths solve the mystery (of course!) and finish their island vacation!
This cel was conceived of, drawn and signed by Iwao Takamoto , the original designer of the Scooby-Doo characters, and was produced exclusively for release at special Warner Bros. Studio Store Gallery events. This cel began with a drawing from Iwao Takamoto. A master inking by Helene Hunter was silk-screened, along with the Hanna-Barbera and Iwao Takamoto design seals onto an acetate sheet (or “cel”). Each cel was then expertly hand-painted on the reverse side using traditional Hanna-Barbera colors. The background layout drawing was also drawn by Iwao Takamoto and brought into living color by talented longtime Hanna-Barbera artist Dennis Durrell. Iwao Takamoto, designer, artist, and Hanna-Barbera employee of the longest standing, joined Studio co-founders William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in approving each cel with their signatures. In the final step of production, the edition number was hand-inked on each cel.
Part of a 250 piece edition. Signed by Bill Hanna, Joseph Barbera and Iwao Takamoto, subject to availability.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was created for Hanna-Barbera Productions by writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears in 1969. This Saturday-morning cartoon series featured four teenagers—Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Norville "Shaggy" Rogers—and their talking brown Great Dane, who solve mysteries involving supposedly supernatural creatures through a series of antics and missteps.
Following the success of the original series, Hanna-Barbera and its successor Warner Bros. Animation have produced numerous follow-up and spin-off animated series and several related works, including television specials and made-for-TV movies, a line of direct-to-video films, and two Warner Bros.–produced theatrical feature films. Some versions of the show feature different variations on the show's supernatural theme, and include characters such as the character's nephew Scrappy-Doo in addition to or instead of some of the original characters.
The show was originally broadcast on CBS from 1969 to 1975, when it moved to ABC. ABC aired the show until canceling it in 1986, and presented a spin-off featuring the characters as children, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, from 1988 until 1991. A new version of the series aired as part of Kids' WB on The WB Network and its successor, The CW Network, from 2002 until 2008. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated aired on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2013, and Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! debuted on Cartoon Network in 2015. Repeats of the various series are broadcast frequently on Cartoon Network and its sister channel Boomerang in the United States as well as other countries.
In 2013, TV Guide ranked Scooby-Doo the fifth Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time.