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LA’s Paley Center Hosts Hanna-Barbera 70th Anniversary Event and Exhibit

by on July 30, 2009

The Paley Center in Los Angeles, CA will be celebrating Yabba-Dabba-Doo! A 70th Anniversary Salute to Hanna-Barbera beginning with the opening of a gallery exhibit that runs from August 12 – September 20.

The exhibit will feature a display of “photographs and artwork — a compilation of seventy years of hard work from the Hanna-Barbera Studios as the artists originally intended.” Among the items on display:

• Iwao Takamoto’s first sketches of the Scooby gang which include an extra character that was later deleted.
• Toby Bluth’s watercolor background paintings for the The Smurfs.
• Original designs for The Jetsons.
• ‘Hall of Justice’ sketches from Superfriends.
• Voice recording session photos featuring the casts of such shows as The Flintstones, Top Cat, The Partridge Family, 2200 A.D., and Johnny Bravo.
• Behind-the-scenes photos from Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, C.H.O.M.P.S., The Banana Splits, and the Legends of the Superheroes Roast.

In conjunction with this exhibit, on August 22nd The Paley Center will host the live event The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera with in-person guests:

  • Jerry Eisenberg, The Flintstones
  • Willie Ito, Yogi Bear
  • Tony Benedict, The Jetsons
  • Butch Hartman, Fairly Odd Parents

Additional panelists will be announced soon.

PaleyCenter.org has more details on these events, and includes a 4-page feature on Hanna-Barbera.

(Via Voice Actors in the News)

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