Years ago when I was working at Hanna Barbera working on my What-A-Cartoon shorts, IÂ paidÂ a visit to the archives there. It was filled with all the artwork from every show Bill and Joe had done over the years. It was truly an animated wonderland. Original pencil drawings on paper. I was in awe!
In those days, youÂ wereÂ actually allowed to check the artwork out like books at a library, something you can not do at the Disney or Warner Bros archives. IÂ borrowed a Flintstones storyboardÂ because they were always my favorite and pored over it amazed at how well it was drawn and the simplicity of the shots. There was even some cut out scenes that I guess were deleted for time. To my amazement there was some layouts stuffÂ in-betweenÂ the board as well and it was like truly meeting celebritiesÂ becauseÂ those were the real drawings, the breath and sweat and lifeblood poured into them. I managed to xerox a copy of them but never borrowed another one. I really should have because it’s a true piece of history. Anyway, without furtherÂ adieuÂ I give you orignal scans of the storyboard forÂ Episode 72; Fred Strikes Out, written by Joanna Lee. I don’t know who boarded it butÂ IMDBÂ says Don Jurwich and Lin Larsen didÂ layoutÂ so it might have been one of them.