Propstore’s Takamoto Foundation Online Charity Animation Auction

Propstore – one of the world’s leading Entertainment Memorabilia Auctioneers, has today announced the launch of the Takamoto Foundation Online Charity Animation Auction with over 140 rare, animation cels, drawings and other collectibles from the personal collection of famed Disney and Hanna-Barbera illustrator, Iwao Takamoto, that are expected to fetch in excess of $100,000.  

The auction is open for bidding from today (7th March 2023) until the timed online-only auction begins to close from 9AM PDT on Tuesday 4th April 2023.

Iwao Takamoto was a one of the great animated film and television artists of 20th century. A 2nd generation Japanese-American, he grew up in the Los Angeles area during the World War 2 era and joined Disney after the war where he was responsible for designing “the Lady” in Lady and the Tramp. In the 1960’s, he became one of the chief animators at Hanna-Barbera, designing characters such as Scooby-Doo, Astro the Dog, the Great Gazoo, Penelope Pitstop and “the Spider” from Charlotte’s Web.

Although Iwao Takamoto passed away in 2007, the Takamoto Foundation is carrying forward Takamoto’s wish to give back by selling the art from his collection to benefit talented student artists at Ringling College. Proceeds from this auction will fund the Iwao Takamoto Scholarship at Ringling College, located in Sarasota, FL.

The online-only auction is suitable for fans with a variety of budgets and is now open for registration and bidding at

Top items to be sold at Propstore’s Takamoto Foundation Online Charity Animation Auction include:

  1. HANNA-BARBERA Framed and Signed William Hanna and Joe Barbera Lifetime Achievement Tribute Limited Edition Lithograph #10/15, est. $2,500 – $5,000
  2. SCOOBY-DOO Framed and Signed “Scooby-Doo – Where Are You!” Limited Edition Serigraph HC #12/25 with Framed and Signed “Scooby Meets Iwao” Print – est. $2,500 – $5,000
  3. HANNA-BARBERA Framed and Signed “Get Well Soon Iwao” Hand-Painted Cel – est. $2,000 – $4,000
  4. THE FLINSTONES Framed and Signed “Fred’s Big Mark” Limited Edition Cel featuring Stephen Kernahan HC #1/2 – est. $1,500 – $3,000
  5. SCOOBY-DOO Framed Hand-Drawn Macy’s Day Parade Poster Pencil Drawing, est. $1,200 – $2,400
  6. HANNA-BARBERA Framed and Signed “40 Years of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons” Limited Edition Cel HC #5/20 – est. $1,200 – $2,400
  7. WACKY RACES Framed and Signed “Dastardly, Muttley, and the Wacky Racers” Limited Edition Cel HC #6/10 – est. $1,200 – $2,400
  8. THE FLINSTONES Framed and Signed “We Are Cartoons” Employee Limited Edition Cel #303/400 – est. $1,200 – $2,400
  9. THE FLINSTONES Framed and Signed “King Pin” Limited Edition Cel HC #1/10 – est. $1,200 – $2,400
  10. ATOM ANT Framed and Signed “Up and At’em Atom Ant!” Limited Edition Cel HC #5/20 with Hand-Drawn Pencil Rough, est. $1,200 – $2,400
  11. HONG KONG PHOOEY Framed and Signed “Number One Super Guy” Limited Edition Cel HC #7/10, est. $800 – $1,600
  12. SCOOBY-DOO Framed and Signed “Strangers in the Night” Limited Edition Lithograph AP #13/25 with Framed Pencil Photocopy – est. $500 – $1,000
  13. HANNA-BARBERA Set of Four Hand-Drawn and Signed Iwao Takamoto Tom, Jerry, Dastardly, and Muttley Sketches (circa 2000’s), est. $600 – $1,200
  14. IWAO TAKAMOTO ESTATE Framed Hand-Drawn Jerry Eisenberg Iwao Pirate Drawing – est. $500 – $1,000
  15. IWAO TAKAMOTO ESTATE Set of 24 Iwao Takamoto Hand-Drawn and Signed Studio and Sports Personal Sketches – est. $500 – $1,000
  16. THE JETSONS Framed and Signed “Meet George Jetson” Limited Edition Sericel with Pencil Photocopy – est. $400 – $800
  17. LAST OF THE CURLEWS The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Honorary Award Signed by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera – est. $300 – $600
  18. FLINTSTONES HOLLYROCK-A-BYE BABY – Set of Two Flintstones Entertainment Tonight B.C. Sketches featuring Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley, John Tesh, and Mary Hart with Color Photocopy Background – est. $300 – $600
  19. MISSION FROM MARS Framed Print with PDI Employee Signatures – est. $300 – $600
  20. HEIDI’S SONG Set of Eight “Rat Song” Hand-Drawn Storyboard Pages – est. $300 – $600

 “Propstore is proud to honor Iwao Takamoto’s legacy through this auction which will fund The Iwao Takamoto Scholarship at Ringling College. Iwao Takamoto was one of the great animators, creating characters for Hanna-Barbera that we all love such as Scooby-Doo, the Great Gazoo and Penelope Pitstop. Don’t miss this opportunity to take home a piece of art from Iwao Takamoto’s personal collection and give back at the same time.”

Chuck Costas, Propstore’s Vice President of Business Development and Marketing commented

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Source: Press Release

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