June 3 – October 7

Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

120 Richards Hall
Lincoln, NE


The following 90 animation celluloids (cels) illustrate vibrant scenes of characters and stories that influenced decades of popular culture. Unique to this catalog are cels of whole scenes including the original painted backgrounds, final versions of characters, and entire casts such as all members of the Simpsons family. All the complete cel setups are on original, hand-painted backgrounds, depicting television animation from The Flintstones through Scooby-Doo to Samurai Jack.

The progression of televised animation expanded from Saturday mornings and afterschool hours to weekday prime time programming and entire networks. For many generations, animation became an ingrained lifestyle, evoking broad recognition, sometimes nostalgia, and a sense of shared identity through collecting paraphernalia as fans of cartoons.