First Animation Art
First Quality Art from the Animated Film!
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

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Celebrating
our 36th year in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa!
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THE ART OF BOB CLAMPETT
Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett (May 8, 1913 – May 2, 1984) was an American animator,
producer, director, and puppeteer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes animated series
from Warner Bros., and the television shows Time for Beany and Beany and Cecil.

After leaving high school a few months shy of graduating in 1931, Clampett joined the team at
Harman-Ising Productions and began working on the studio's newest short subjects, titled Looney
Tunes and Merrie Melodies. 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 and Tweety.

Clampett left Warner Bros. Cartoons in 1946 and turned his attention to television, creating the
famous puppet show Time for Beany in 1949. A later animated version of the series, titled Beany
and Cecil, ran on ABC for five years beginning in 1962.

In his later years, Bob Clampett toured college campuses and animation festivals as a lecturer on the
history of animation and was at many of the showings of art from Gallery Lainzberg in the early
years of the gallery.

We are pleased to offer some of his fine hand painted limited edition cels commemorating his
Warner years and a rare collection of original art from the Beany & Cecil Show.
BC6201 BUGS AND BEAKY - This is a hand painted limited edition cel hand from the studio of
Bob Clampett.  Edition 500. Year 1988. $395.00 framed. PAR
Rabbit's Kin. Bugs Bunny & Pete Puma.
Hand Painted limited edition cel.
$450.00 framed. PAR.
Beany and Cecil first appeared as a hand puppet TV show in the late 40's created by Bob Clampett. It later
became an animated cartoon series under the Warner Brothers aegis. The animated series first appeared in
Matty's Funday Funnies in 1959, later renamed Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil and finally Beany and
Cecil. Another season was produced in 1988.

Originally created as a children's show, the genius of the creators and writers soon became evident
The crux of Beany's success was the intermingling of current political issues and fiascos that appeared as thinly
veiled plots easily recognizable as lampoons of current political issues or personalities. The Shakespearian
asides given by Beany, Cecil and the rest of the cast were magnificent and often alluded to embarrassing public
fiascos or personages, on which the adult audience immediately picked up.
BC1309 DAVY CRICKET. This is an original hand inked and hand painted production cel on a
print background used in the making of "The Beany & Cecil Show" 1962. Includes matching
pencil aniimation color model shown at right. Please call for price and availability.
With cel on left.
BC1310 This is an original hand inked and hand painted title production cel with a print
background used in the making of "The Beany & Cecil Show" 1962. Please call for price and
availability.
BC1320 This is an original hand inked and hand painted title production cel with a print
background used in the making of "The Beany & Cecil Show" 1962. Please call for price and
availability.
BC1335 LITTLE HOMER. This is an original hand inked and hand painted production cel with
a print background used in the making of "The Beany & Cecil Show" 1962. Please call for price
and availability.
BC1331 BEANY SITTING. This is an original hand inked and hand painted production cel with
a print background used in the making of "The Beany & Cecil Show" 1962. Please call for price
and availability.
BC1302 BEANY. This is an original hand inked and hand painted production cel and print
background used in the making of "The Beany & Cecil Show" 1962. Please call for price and
availability.
BC1301 TOMMY HAWK. This is an original hand inked and hand painted model cel used in
the making of "The Beany & Cecil Show" 1962. Please call for price and availability.