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The Most Beautiful Babies Flintstones Hand-painted Limited Edition Cel from Hanna Barbera

Hand-Painted Limited Edition Cel
Artwork Dimensions
21.5 x 11.5
Edition Size



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Directly re-created from the 1964 The Flintstones episode “The Most Beautiful Baby in Bedrock”

As the Flintstones and the Rubbles are set to wage a prehistoric war to see which couple has the cutest kid in town, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm seem blissfully oblivious in this Limited Edition cel from Hanna-Barbera Animation Art. Directly reproduced from the Flintstones timeless episode “The Most Beautiful Baby in Bedrock”, this hand-painted cel accompanied by a lithograph background reflects the most definitive image of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm. Each cel is personalized with the signatures of the voices of the Stone Age toddlers for more than thirty years, Jean Vander Pyl and Don Messick. And best of all, each The Most Beautiful Babies in Bedrock is signed by the creators of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, willam Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Part of a 400 piece edition. Signed by Bill Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Jean Vander Pyl and Don Messick, subject to availability.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

The Flintstones is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera for ABC. The series takes place in a romanticized Stone Age setting, depicts the lives of the titular characters, their next-door neighbors and best friends, and their families. It was originally broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966 in a prime time schedule, the first such example of an animated series.

The continuing popularity of The Flintstones rested heavily on its juxtaposition of modern everyday concerns in the Stone Age setting. The Flintstones was the most financially successful network animated franchise for three decades, until The Simpsons debuted decades later. In 2013, TV Guide ranked The Flintstones the second Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time (after The Simpsons).

The show is set in the Stone Age town of Bedrock. In this fantasy version of the past, dinosaurs and other long-extinct animals co-exist with cavemen, saber-toothed cats, and woolly mammoths. Like their mid-20th century counterparts, these cavemen listen to records, live in split-level homes, and eat at restaurants, yet their technology is made entirely from preindustrial materials and powered primarily through the use of animals. For example, the cars are made out of stone, wood, and animal skins, and powered by the passengers' feet.

Animation historian Christopher P. Lehman considers that the series draws its humor in part from creative uses of anachronisms. The main one is the placing of a "modern", 20th-century society in prehistory. This society takes inspiration from the suburban sprawl developed in the first two decades of the postwar period. This society has modern home appliances, but they work by employing animals. They have automobiles, but they hardly resemble the cars of the 20th century. These cars are large wooden structures and burn no fuel. They are powered by people who run while inside them. Finally, the stone houses of this society are cookie-cutter homes positioned into typical neighborhoods.