Hanna Barbera the IMPOSSIBLES Animation Drawing 1967
HANNA BARBERA STUDIOS
Original Animation TELEVISION SERIES 1967
Type: ) AWESOME Original Production Animation MODEL Drawing of IMPOSSIBLE VILLIAN's FERO the fiendish FIDDLER
from the 1967 HANNA BARBERA Animated TELEVISION SERIES.
This is one of the original Production MODEL (Pencil Drawings) that was used to DESIGN THE ART that appeared under the camera during
the production filming of the original Television Commercial.
NOTE: THIS IS AN ORIGINAL; NOT A MASS PRODUCED LIMITED EDITION
Size: 12 field 12.5 x 10.5
Type: . Vintage Hand Drawn Art
Featuring Impossibles the Fiendish Fiddler
The Impossibles was a series of animated cartoons produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1966 and aired on American television by CBS. The series of shorts (6 minutes) appeared as part of Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles.
The Impossibles were a trio of rock and roll musicians. When contacted by "Big D" (voiced by Paul Frees) about criminal activities in Empire City, they became superheroes. Like the Monkees, the group’s appearance (in their musician form) was based on 1960s pop star stereotypes, which included somewhat long hair, brightly colored (and matching) outfits, high-heeled boots, screaming female fans and, unlike the Monkees, no percussion or bass instruments. Nothing is known about their personal lives, although Fluid Man once mentioned having an Aunt Tilly. They seemed to have secret identities though even a little child would have no trouble connecting the singing Impossibles to the hero Impossibles on appearance alone. They also seemed to change to their "secret identities" in front of the crowds they were playing to when given a mission
In their guise as musicians, The Impossibles played their futuristic-looking guitars atop an equally futuristic bandstand that could convert into a car which, in turn, could transform into either a van, a submarine or boat which did not need a driver. Their standard catch cry, when called into action, was "Rally ho!" Their humorous dialogue was typically peppered with puns. As with many Hanna-Barbera characters, The Impossibles were very loosely styled after an existing famous trio, in this case The Three Stooges. Each member of The Impossibles had specific superhuman powers:
Coil Man (voiced by Hal Smith) - Seemingly the group's leader, short, blond Coily could transform his human limbs into impossibly stretchable or coiled springs, allowing him to bounce to avoid attacks, deliver long-ranged punches and drill through walls. Coil Man usually drove the Impossijet, and his guitar contained a small TV receiver through which "Big D" could contact the group and deliver orders (Big D used Multi Man's guitar in "The Fiendish Dr Futuro," "Beamatron," and "The Diabolical Dauber"). He could be held in place by a magnet, implying that he was at least partially made of metal. Coil Man's costume was purple and pink and included a crested helmet.
Fluid Man (voiced by Paul Frees) - Dark-haired Fluid Man, aka Fluey, could morph parts of his body into a liquid form, a talent perfect for sneaking up on an enemy though a water faucet. He could also vaporise himself into a cloud or storm, but he could also be soaked up and trapped by a sponge ("Televisatron" and "Return of the Spinner"), or frozen solid inside a block of ice ("Not So Nice Mr. Ice"). Fluid Man's costume resembled a green wetsuit and swimfins.
Multi Man (voiced by Don Messick) - Multi could create infinite duplicates of himself which were often destroyed, leaving only the original behind. His duplicates rarely, if ever, functioned independently, and were often used as camouflage, a bluff, for extra strength or transportation (he could fly by continuously creating replicas above himself). When duplicating himself, he could push tons of rocks out of the way or crack the solid concrete he and the others were entombed in. The character had shaggy, orange hair and he occasionally held a shield for what seems decorative reasons, though he has used it at least twice. In one instance, Multi repelled bullets with his bare hand ("Fero, the Fiendish Fiddler"), however it may be the shield was supposed to have been used but was accidentally left undrawn. Multi Man's angular, red and black costume included a short, red cape. A physical trait that he shared with many of his contemporaries in cartoons and comics was a mop of hair that entirely covered his eyes. Favourite saying: "You got them all except the original."
The Spinner - The Spinner steals a $1,000,000 tiara.
The Perilous Paper Doll - The Paper Doll Man has stolen a top secret plan and is out to steal the second part.
Beamatron - Beamatron steals a priceless painting from a ship.
The Bubbler - The Bubbler kidnaps the Shah of Shish-Ka-Bob and it's up to the Impossible to rescue the Shah.
The Burrower - The Burrower uses his burrowing machine to steal half a million dollars from the bank and dig ten mile down to his lair.
Timeatron - Timeatron uses his powers to bring villains from the past to pillage for him.
Smogula - Smogula freezes the Impossibles and seals them within a cave, so they won't interfere with his plans to conquer Empire City.
The Sinister Speck - The Speck uses a formula to shrink himself in order to photograph some top secret plans.
Mother Gruesome - Mother Gruesome invents a machine that brings villainous storybook characters out of their stories to help her with her crimes Help Coil Man save way.
Fero, The Fiendish Fiddler - To get the Impossibles out of the way, Fero uses his fiddle to transport them to different planets.
The Diabolical Dauber - The Dauber uses a special brush where anything he paints becomes real.
Televisatron - Televisatron uses his powers to transport the Impossibles to different television shows Coily and Multi at Fluid Man save it!
The Wretched Professor Stretch - Professor Stretch is causing havoc with his elastical abilities.
Aquator - Aquator has stolen a secret formula and shrinks himself to microscopic size.
The Devilish Dragster - The Devilish Dragster has stolen a very valuable item.
The Return Of The Spinner - The Spinner returns and steals a priceless pooch Fluid Man Save Help Dogs!
The Puzzler - The Puzzler steals some top secret documents which he plans to sell to the highest bidder.
Satanic Surfer - The Satanic Surfer takes pictures of a top secret submarine.
The Scurrilous Sculptor - The Sculptor is turning people into statues.
The Scheming Spraysol - Spraysol is out to steal some top secret documents.
The Insidious Inflator - The Inflator creates giant balloon monsters to help him commit crimes.
The Artful Archer - The Artful Archer steals a priceless violin and a million dollars. It's up to the Impossibles to reclaim them.
The Return Of The Perilous Paperman - The Paper Doll Man returns and causes trouble for the Impossibles.
The Dastardly Diamond Dazzler - The Diamond Dazzler has stolen a precious diamond in order to awaken the genie within.
Cronella Critch The Tricky Witch - Cronella Critch has robbed a charity for orphans party.
The Terrible Twister - The Twister is on a crime spree and is stealing precious jewels.
The Terrifying Tapper - The Tapper is a criminal who can transmit himself over the phone lines. He uses this ability to commit crimes.
Professor Stretch Bounces Back - Professor Stretch returns and creates a rubber monster to help him in his crimes.
The Anxious Angler - The Angler has stolen some secret space research and plans to sell them to another country.
The Rascally Ringmaster - The Ringmaster puts on a circus and robs from those who attend.
Billy The Kidder - Billy the Kidder, a cowboy that rides a robotic horse, is planning to rob the U.S. Mint.
The Fiendish Doctor Futuro - The Impossibles fight Doctor Futuro who has come from the fortieth century to their time to steal a million dollar gold brick.
The Infamous Mr. Instant - Mr. Instant uses his insta-gun which can make anything in an instant to help him commit crimes.
The Crafty Clutcher - The Clutcher uses an invention that brings his gloves to life.
The Not So Nice Mr. Ice - Mr. Ice and his assistant Freeze are freezing the city in order to take over it.
The Bizarre Batter - The Batter kidnaps a baseball star and holds him for a ransom of $1,000,000.