Re: Kats Animation Art

From: chance <>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1996 06:56:57 -0800

>I was at ArtExpo in NYC on SAturday; it's sort of the art equivalent of Toy
>Fair. Hanna Barbera Animation Art was there. They were rather hard to miss,
>actually, with the big HB banner overhead, a Scooby Do statue, and a Scooby
>costumed walkaround.

Scooby-"do" , as opposed to "-doo"? Is that something like dog-do?

>Anyhow, they had tons of the old JQ cels for sale. I asked the rep about
>(what else? :) SK cels, and received some good news and some bad news:
>The good news is that SWAT Kats cels should be released within the next
>few months. The bad news is that the SRPs will be the same as the JQ
>cels: $550-750 unframed :(

Now that I've picked myself up off the floor, *750 bucks!*? I mean, I just
want a memento of an episode...not the dubious distinction of personally
financing a "World Premiere Toon". That's outrageous. By comparison,
at "Cartoon Corner" up here, production cels from Sat AM stuff sell for
between 250.00-400.00, with much of the "Animaniacs"-type stuff
coming in at 350.00-550.00....but not *750.00*, even for notoriously
overpriced Disney stuff (though a production cel of DW Duck w/accompanying
pencil-drawing went for something like 850.00). By comparison, TMNT
cels sold for between 20.00 to 250.00

I guess A.J.'s got quite the little investment going now with his cel, huh?
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Received on Tue Mar 12 1996 - 10:33:41 PST

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