c1960 The Flintstones Original Production Drawing of Bamm-Bamm


A fine and very desirable original layout production drawing (there were many artists, so it is difficult to ascribe anyone) of the little boy ‘Bamm-Bamm’, from the celebrated television series ‘The Flintstones’.

The drawing is accomplished in graphite and bordered in coloured pencil on untrimmed animation paper. It is in fine condition and complete with the Hanna-Barbera Studios reference marks. The drawing was obtained from a Hollywood memorabilia auction and has been tastefully mounted and framed. The full sheet, with the production marks, has been hidden, but can be revealed by opening the frame. For information purposes, we are including both the unframed and framed images. Condition is very good with just some period stains on the edges.

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 neighbours, the Rubbles and best friends, and their families. It was originally broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966 in a primetime 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).

Size original sheet: 31.5 x 26.5 cm (12 ½ x 10 ½ inches)
Size image: 21.5 x 16 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches)
Size frame: 36.5 x 32.5 x 1.5 cm (14 3/8 x 12 ¾ x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 840 g