Hanna-Barbera Studios

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Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of George Jetson and Mr. Spacely from "The Jetsons" third episode "Jetson's Nite Out," 1962, Hanna-Barbera Studios; Production numbers lower cel edge; With Mel Blanc hand signed in ink overlay cel; Size - George Jetson & Mr. Spacely: 3 x 4", Cel 10 1/2 x 12 1/2"; Unframed.

Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. was an American animation studio that was founded in 1957 by former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (the creators of Tom and Jerry), and live-action director George Sidney. It is considered the very first animation studio to successfully produce animated cartoons made exclusively for television. The Hanna-Barbera Studio created cartoon shows for over 30 years including: Yogi Bear, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Wacky Races, Scooby-Doo, and The Smurfs. William Hanna and Joe Barbera won seven Academy Awards, eight Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They were also inducted into the

ITelevision Academy Hall of Fame in 1993.

"The Jetsons" was an animated cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and it was first aired on Sunday night September 23, 1962. The series has an enormous fan base because it was re-run for decades on the Saturday morning line up of cartoons. "The Jetsons" is set in the future with fantastic robotic creations, computers, holograms, and flying cars; and was a counterbalance to Hanna-Barbera's other successful cartoon "The Flintstones" that focused on a stone age family.

The main characters of "The Jetsons"are George Jetson, his wife Jane, daughter Judy, son Elroy, and their dog Astro. The Jetson's maid is a robot named Rosie, and they all live in Orbit City. George's boss is Cosmo Spacely of Spacely Space Sprockets. Spacely's competitor is Mr. Cogswell of Cogswell Cogs. George Jetson was voiced by George O'Hanion, Jane by Penny Singleton, Judy by Janet Waldo, Elroy by Daws Butler, Rosie by Jean Vander Pyl, Cosmo Spacely by Mel Blanc, and Mr. Cogswell also by Daws Butler.

The story of "Jetson's Nite Out" is that George and Mr. Spacely want to go to a robot football game, but their wives had already made other plans. Jane and George were supposed to attend a PTA meeting and the Spacelys had tickets to a concert. To avoid the prior commitments, George tells Jane he has to work late and Mr. Spacely tells his wife that he needs to care for a sick employee, which is George. At the robot football game, George is chosen as the millionth customer of the Space Coliseum and is given a fur coat. The live TV broadcast of George and Mr. Spacely is seen by the wives back in the Jetson's apartment. When the guys arrive back at the apartment, as a way out of their predicament of having been caught lying to their wives, they take the coat and cut it into a mink stole for Jane and a mink jacket for Mrs. Spacely.

This is an extremely rare original production animation cel from the third episode of "The Jetsons" that aired on October 7, 1962. The image is of Mr. Spacely and George Jetson seated at the robot football game. George is holding the pink box containing the mink coat that he has won for being the millionth customer of the Space Coliseum. There is also an overlay cel hand signed in ink by Mel Blanc, who provided the voice of Mr. Spacely. This is a wonderful piece of animation art history and a great addition to any collection! 

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