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!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Scouts make Yogi Bear

THAT IS YOGI BEAR!! I thought that at first but then I found out that 2nd graders made that and I think that it good compared to the others in the magazine that looked like garbage. Thiswas the best one. They need help.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hanna Barbera Could Have Sued

This bear is named Yogi Bear as a mascot for the Yoga Magazine from 1995. HB could have sued.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jay Ward Lets Skiiers Learn For Free

I bet ski lessons aren't free anymore. I think Mt. Abram is still around. This is from Ski Magazine

Monday, June 12, 2017

collectibles 9-- castle films woody woodpecker

 Most  theatrical shorts  became either super8 or 8mm reels.  This was only if the short was very successful. Castle films produced many live action shorts on 8mm reels. They mainly only sold Walter lantz cartoons and TerryToons on 8mm. Anyway I have the ace in the hole and here is an articles.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Collectibles 8--soaky bubble bath bottles

Soaky made a lot of bubble bath bottle toys. They made The Beatles, Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Fred Flintstone, and a ton of others.

They made hundreds of them but the most recognized today by fans and experts is Top Cat.

Top Cat

Here are a few more:

Here are some tv ads for the soaky bubble bath bottles:

Popeye and Brutus

Donald Duck and Porky Pig

Superman and Tennessee Tucxedo

Dick Tracy and Musky Muskrat

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Clarence Nash is revealed

Everybody thought he was Mel Blanc. He never got credit so the public believed  Mel was the voice of Donald Duck. The credits on Disney TV shows and his appearance on to tell the truth wasn't real proof to the public that he was the voice of Donald Duck.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Collectibles 7--- Looney Dakin Figures

There were a ton of dakin figures made. To see images, there are some on David Nimitz's Facebook page (who is the greatest collector ever). He probably has them all as well as the HB and Jay Ward figures. They also made Merlin the Magic Mouse and Cool Cat figures. Now here is the ad!!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Collectibles 6--1962 Mattel talking Woody Woodpecker puppet

This is a  1962 Mattel talking Woody Woodpecker puppet. There was a series of talking puppets. I own the woody woodpecker one. My phone wouldn't allow me to video my own so I'm using some other guys video of his.

Mr. Magoo with a blue kangaroo

I don't think. GE sold Magoo toys, just blue kangaroos.

Friday, May 26, 2017

How to Sell Sylvester Shirts

 Apparently real models were used to help sell Sylvester shirts. Sylvester was the only Looney Tunes character shirt sold. As you can see, they also sold  Superman and Batman shirts. This ad appeared in Life magazine.   It also promoted many sweatshirts  but none of them had to do with any TV show or movie.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Collectibles 5--Strange cel--(what the heck is this from?)

     This is the weirdest piece of art I have ever seen. All of you know that Bugs and Tweety never shared spotlight and this couldn't be the Bugs Bunny show either.

to learn more visit:

Huckleberry Hound Pool (Life)

Buy a Huckleberry Hound Pool! Who wouldn't want that (note: that's sarcasm).

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mr. Magoo promotion

In this Life Magazine issue, in small text, there is a promotion to Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. I have no idea why. If you do comment below.

Commercial Artists spoof there work with Al Windley

          In October 1937, a Halloween party was held where commercial artists spoofed their work. I didn't know that Windley did commercials but here he is dressed up in this getup. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS IS!!! If you know please comment and tell me.

Texas Man Claims to be the Best Imitator of Popeye (Life 1937)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Bugs Bunny Now Number One?

This doesn't seem right but....

BUGS BUNNY VARIETY-- but I believe Popeye was the number one before Bugs. The weird thing though is Popeye was popular in the 1930s but this article was made in 1945!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Watch The rare Leon Schlesinger Christmas Party from 1940 (never before seen to the public!)

Look at this, this is a youtube video of The Leon Schlesinger Christmas Party Recording. This is from 1940 so this is not the ones on DVD. It's an awesome piece of history right at our finger tips. If you know another awesome piece, comment below!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Top Popeye Locations#4--- Allen Canning Co.(Alma Arkansas)

Alma is known as the Spinach Capital of the world so it's only natural that Popeye would be there. This is a town is sort of devoted to Popeye because of being the Spinach Capital of the world and expecially because it's were the Popeye canned spinach that we all see at the super market is made.. You can get a tour of the spinach factory and see how it's canned! Here is the best spots for Popeye fans to vist there:

Some Popeye Things:
Alma Arkansas Allen Canning Company
Popeye statue

The original old (kind of creepy) Popeye statue built in 1987

Top Popeye locations#3---The Real Spinach Capital of the world

This is the offical Spinach capital of the world. The town is also devoted to Popeye. While there is not as many locations devoted to the sailor as the first two, the sailor's face is every where and there is a ton of popeye locations! The annual spinach festival is the best!

The first annual spinach festival took place in 1936 and the Spinach Festival maintains an office in downtown Crystal City. The Spinach Festival was resumed in 1982 after being suspended during world war II---The World of Texas

A statue of Popeye was erected with the blessing of the sailorman’s creator E.C Segar. It ranks high in the pantheon of less-than-serious statues in Texas. Today the pipe-smoking sailor stands in front of city hall – sharing the same banishment of other tobacco users (unfortunatly)--The World of Texas

New Location of statue

Old location:

More Popeye destinations:
Popeye Lake