Scooby-Doo looks on a jury of his fears as he takes the witness stand with the rest of Mystery Inc. in attendance in “Witless for the Prosecution”. True fans of “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” will recognize classic villains such as Redbeard the Pirate, The Ghost Clown, and the Creeper who, after years as a paralegal, finally makes the leap into court stenography.
This cel began with a drawing from Iwao Takamoto, original designer of Scooby-Doo. A master inking by Helene Hunter was silk-screened, along with the Hanna-Barbera and Iwao Takamoto design seals onto an acetate sheet (or “cel”). Each cel was then expertly hand-painted on the reverse side using traditional Hanna-Barbera colors. The background layout drawing was also drawn by Iwao Takamoto and brought into living color by talented Leonard Robledo. Studio co-founders William Hanna and Joseph Barbera approved each cel with their signatures. In the final step of production, the edition number was hand-inked on each cel.