MEDIUM: Limited Edition Cel
SIZE: 10.5" x 12.5"
EDITION SIZE: 500
ARTIST: Bob Clampett
ABOUT THE IMAGE: In 1962, legendary animation director, Bob Clampett created “Beany and Cecil,” an animated series modeled after the successful puppet show, “Time For Beany.” The series, like the puppet show, featured Beany, Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent, and a plethora of other characters, who today remain as quirky as they are original, as their adventures embark them on surreal parodies of contemporary events and places.
In “Beanyland,” Beany and Cecil rocket to the moon, where they magically create “Beanyland,” a moon-based parody of Disneyland. Of course, as the moon is made of cheese, the plot point of villain/antagonist Dishonest John, is to destroy Beanyland, while also selling the moon cheese to Earth until there is, effectively, no moon left.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Bob Clampett was an American animator, director, producer and puppeteer known for his work on the Looney Tunes animated series from Warner Brothers. Clampett was promoted to a directorial position in 1937 and during his fifteen years at the studio, directed 84 cartoons later deemed classic and designed some of the studio's most famous characters, including Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Tweety.