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Arctic Splashdown Cels
This is a cel from
the scene near the end of the episode as Dr. Quest makes his escape from the about-to-explode
rocket, but nearly slips off the edge of the catwalk. (see episode screen grab at
right) Dr. Quest image size is 2.75 x 6.5 inches; the entire cel measures 10.5 x
12.5 inches. (image courtesy Joel Elkins
Also, here's a link to a slightly different
from the same scene; note the slightly different expression on Dr. Quest's
face. (Courtesy of
Van Eaton Galleries
This cel is
from the scene where Race is getting ready to chuck the grenade Bandit found off
their ship before it explodes (see screen grab at right). (images
courtesy "CJQ Friend")
Hand-inked and hand-painted
production cel of Jonny Quest from the "Arctic Splashdown" episode on a hand-painted
production background from the "The Shadow of the Condor" episode (see screen grab
Joe Tumminelli writes:"[T]he reason that a cel is
sometimes placed on a background from a different episode is really a matter of
marketing. Since cels from this series are hard to find, it is sometimes difficult
in matching a cel with the same episode, especially when only one dealer's inventory
is involved. Therefore, when a dealer finds a background, he has two choices; he
can either try to sell it on its own (not always easy if the background is not too
exciting, as in this case), or he can use it as the background to a cel he has in
inventory, thereby increasing the cel's perceived value, and thus its price. In
other words, the whole is worth more than the sum of the parts."
This cel shows the scene where the bad guys force Jonny and Hadji to wave to the
air patrol overhead as if nothing is wrong. Too bad the airmen can't see Jonny's
face! Notice that Jonny's waving arm does not appear in this cel. (image
courtesy Mark Morehead)
Hadji character cel on background containing a head model for Hadji.(image
courtesy Joe Tumminelli.) This is from the scene where the bad guys force
the boys to act as if nothing wrong when the air cover flies overhead. (see episode
screen grab at right)
Here are similar cels of Hadji in this episode.
This cel is from
the scene where the diver attempting to eliminate Dr. Quest has returned to his
raft after failing with the dart gun (see screen grab at right). His next attempt
with a grenade will go even less well.
From the scene where Race and Dr. Quest are discussing why the rocket went off course, and
what might wait for them at the crash site (see episode screen grab at right) (
Many thanks to Patrick Jackson for identifying this cel's location!)
The submariner listens intently to his captains orders. This cel is from the scene where the crew
of the enemy sub following the Quest expedition is making plans to torpedo the Quest's ship.
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