Thursday, August 17, 2017

Collectibles 17--Mr. Magoo car

The Mr. Magoo Show's opening theme featured Magoo driving crazily threw a farm and all sorts of places. I don't know when Magoo first got this car (if you know please comment). In 1961, the hubley  toy company made a battery operated tin Mr. Magoo toy.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

North Carolina Statesville1952 Bugs Strip Protests

In Statesville, the Bugs Bunny 1950s strip was removed for a similar reason as the Burlington Daily Times News. The public was not happy. They never brought back bugs... North Carolina again...

I think this state lost some readers... I'd be one of them if I lived in that state during the 1980s bugs removal or the 1950s bugs removal. I'd also like to remind you that this is not the same newspaper from the 1980s removal. That one was the Daily Times News, this is the statesville daily record.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ken Harris Iconic Picture

Whenever we think of Ken Harris, we think of this iconic image of him. For some reason later, many said this was Chuck Jones but this was the original publication of this image. This image from this newspaper was used to demonstrate an animator drawing Bugs for the contest. I don't know who won. Akron Beacon Journal.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Show guest Starring the Cowsills

1971 St. Louis Post Dispatch
Does anyone remember this? This can't be talking about the Bugs Bunny Road Runner Show TV Show right? Bugs Bunny also had a live performance but it speaks about the TVshow. Also who the hell are the cowsills? I think The Flintstones and The New Scooby Doo Movies were the only animated shows to ever feature guest stars. Weird.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Collectibles#16 1954 Dell Comic Book Rack

This is one of my most prized posetions. It contains all my Dell and Gold Key Comics. This is from 1954 and contains most of the popular characters published at the time with the exteption of Popeye and western comics like Roy Rogers. I also have an old store window display picture below. You can see it in the background.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Collectibles#15 Bugs Bunny Comic #57

In the 1950s, Dell Comics were popular. Bugs was one of there most popular titles. This comic contains a story sort of like A-Lad and his lamp but with Elmer Fudd added in. The genie looks nothing like the Genie in A-lad and his lamp which Jim Backus (Mr. Magoo) played. Anyways you could win this or another comic from 1958 by saving 30 points from Milk Cartons. This was not in any of the comics but was in the Abliene Reporter January 7th 1958.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Daily Times News Rabbit Hood ad

This was an ad for Rabbit Hood. Notice that they have the old original Tex Avery Model. That is a weird way to promote Bugs Bunny since this cartoon was almost a decade after his creation