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

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Burlington North Carolina Bugs Bunny Theature ads

Here are a few ads from  Bugs Bunny and Popeye and John Wayne from my most popular and requested newspaper to post about, the Times-Daily News!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Collectibles #14-- Choo Choo Activity Books

Top Cat was given a lot of merchandise in the 60s. His merchandise included Soaky bubble bath bottles, Golden Books, and of course comic books. Everybody has seen his merchandise but not many know that his buddy Choo Choo got his own line of activity books. Other members of the gang were also given coloring books of their own but Top Cat and Choo Choo had the most.

Other Members of the gang---

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Times News NC Bugs Bunny Story behind the scenes original content

As you know, one of my most frequent topics is Bugs Bunny's 1980s comic strip and its relationship with the North Carolina Newspaper The Daily Times-News. I have expressed the whole story and have gone deep into research including calling the paper themselves (they thought I was a nut so they hung up). I found this article from 1976, 3 years before the strip was added to the paper. This article is a masterpiece because it expresses about two artists despite their being one. Enjoy and I will be posting more strips and historic info about this relationship soon.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Cartoons that Eased Headaches of Rationing and Taxes

The bayonet 1943-03-11

     During World War II, Disney and Warner Bros were both asked to make propaganda films. In 1943 Disney and Warner Bros both made the headlines for there shorts. The Disney short was Spirit of 43 (seen below) which starred Donald Duck as he encoranged Americans to pay income taxes because " defet the Axis". This cartoon was directed by Jack King and is said to contain the first prototype to Scrooge Mcduck. 
      The second short mentioned was Point Rationing of Foods. This short was all about point rationing. It showed how it works, what it is, the point values, and basically all that's needed to know about rationing. This cartoon was made for and contributed to the OPA by the Screen Cartoonists Guild, Local 852, the Leon Schlesinger Unit. made for and contributed to the OPA by the Screen Cartoonists Guild, Local 852, the Leon Schlesinger Unit. Although he is not credited, Chuck Jones directed this film.
This was to promote what the USO was presenting. This was from The Bayonet Newspaper dated March 11,1943. 

Point Rationing Of Foods

Spirit of 43

Thursday, July 27, 2017

June Foray articles and treasures

Articles and other treasures about June Foray who passed away last night. We will miss her.

KNXT on Bullwinkle with June Foray and Bill Scott

Happy birthday Bugs!!

In honor of bugs' birthday, here are more NC Times-News comic strips featuring the rabbit.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Collectibles#13-- Dell Squeeze toys

In 1961, Dell Squeeze Toys were sold 365 days a year. Huckleberry Hound was the most frequently used character but they also used other characters because Dell was using the characters in comics and I guess they ultimately decided to use the characters in toys. They used Disney, Hanna Barbera, and of course Warner Brothers.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Using Bugs's Iconic Pose to Sell Comics

Everybody has seen this drawing. Mckimson did some cels (limited adition). It is Bugs Bunny's most iconic pose and it is his best promotional art. But here it was reused as a way to get people to read looney tunes dell comics.

Animal comics issue: 6

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Collectibles 12-- Flintstones Ashtrays

Cartoon Ashtrays!!!

These are from 1961 when the show was still sponsored by Winston. They're made of glass and made by Arrow Houseware.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Oscar Frauds

I think that we all need to see this. Apparently Friz and Jack Warner are frauds. They are mentioned in Penn State's oscar fraud list. Friz studdered and Jack Warner "whipped the pants off Walt Disney" Sounds like fun... enjoy

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Woody Woodpecker Song 7-- palm desert sunbeam honor's the song's mastermind

 In the last Woody Woodpecker Song series post, Palm Desert sunbeam honors Henry Babbit who is the mastermind behind the song.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Woody Woodpecker Song 5-- It's a hillbilly song

I guess it's a hillbilly song

Woody Woodpecker song part 4-- Other Countries Ripped OFF the song title

Other countries ripped off this song... clearly. But just the title. This is all a lie. Maybe it is the WW Song there talking about but I doubt it. Maybe Lantz sued... This song was a courtroom favorite (I guess)

Monday, July 3, 2017

Woody Woodpecker Song part 3--- A Suicidal Favorite

Woody Woodpecker Song part 3--
Last time I posted about the woody woodpecker song, the Woody Woodpecker Song was also a favorite of a suicidal man. This is all he asked. That's amazing that he survived that.

That's the Woody Woodpecker Song.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Woody Woodpecker Song part 2---Blanc vs Lantz the Madera Tribune

Part two of our Woody Woodpecker Song headline articles.... This story was told without the article on Cartoon Research as a piece of Jim Korkis' Animation Anecdotes#168. It is also in his book with the same name. To read the history by Jim Korkis, click on this link: Animation Anecdotes#168

Jim Korkis

Friday, June 30, 2017

collectibles 11 The Woody woodpecker song

Collectibles 11- Today collectibles by Woody Woodpecker Song. I am making a series of this record's history. The collectible is a Woody Woodpecker song record. It is old and fragile but here is what it sounds like from a youtube video I found. It also got nominated for best song and this is the only time an animated short has been given this honor. It's a shame it lost. But the strange thing is that Mel voices Woody despite he had only been the Woody voice for three cartoons. This was two years after that.

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