We are proud to offer this wonderful cel 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 1990s, 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. 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. The item "Hanna barbera cel signed yogi bear leading the parade rare artist proof & card" is in sale since Tuesday, November 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Merchandise\Animation Merchandise\Other Animation Merchandise". The seller is "koolectibletoons" and is located in New Haven, Connecticut.
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