Saturday, June 24, 2017

Collectibles 10--Adventures of Tom Comics

In Australia, Cartoons are just as popular as they are in the US. In the 40-70s, western publishing (well there stories were used) published Australian comics. They were much thinner and shorter than most comics made by dell were at the time. They also experimented with different things. The Adventures of Tom featured Tom Cat from the Tom and Jerry series without Jerry mouse. Tom might be chased by a dog or other things. Kind of like Sylvester on his own, he battled dogs and I believe chased birds. There were adventures of tom stories in the tom and Jerry comics during the 50s and 60s and these were just reprints of those (I think anyways).

To read an Adventures of Tom story example click on this link 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Was Woody Woodpecker created in 1920s?

In the 1920s, the San Bernardino Sun starting publishing a new character in there daily good night stories. These stories were made for small children as stories for them (or there parents) to read. The main character was a character named Woody Woodpecker!

Hereis the first part of the stories

Mr. Magoo PC advertizing.

Cartoon Characters have been used for PC commericals for a while. The most notable is Mr. Magoo who was the mascot for Samtron. Here are a few Magoo Samtron advertisements. These were only in print. He had no TV ads and I think these ads were all in PC Magazine

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lazy writers credit Disney

People are idiots. Walt has been credited for creating Bugs Bunny, Fred Flintstone, and every other popular cartoon character. Walt Disney is the only household name in animation so people believe every character was a Disney character. The press is stupid. Even today, Disney isn credited. The press can't check there sources and this bullcrap gets published. Jack Warner believed his studio created Mickey and the press thought Walt created Bugs.

Here are some articles that crediting Disney/mistaking them for disney:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Daffy Duck in North Korea

We all know this guy is insane but this is weirder. I looked everywhere online and this article in the Weekly World News is the only place where this is stated. It might be a lie!