Sunday, December 25, 2022

Ever Heard Of A Dagwood Sandwich ? Famous Because of A Cartoon Strip ! "Blondie and Dagwood" 1930's

 Hey there! "Blondie and Dagwood" is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young. The strip has been published in newspapers since 1930 and follows the misadventures of the titular blonde and her sandwich-loving husband.

Chic Young wrote and drew Blondie and Dagwood until his death in 1973, after which creative control passed to his son Dean Young. A number of artists have assisted in drawing the strip over the years, but it has remained popular regardless. You can read "Blondie & Dagwood in more than 2,000 newspapers in 47 countries and it's been translated into 35 languages. From 2006 to 2013, you could also email King Features for new strips.

Cartoon Animation:

In 1980, Blondie and Dagwood made a brief animated appearance on The Fantastic Funnies, a TV special focusing on newspaper comics. They sang a song to host Loni Anderson with other comic strip characters, before appearing in a short sequence where Blondie urges Dagwood to get a haircut. The animation was produced by Bill Melendez Productions. Dagwood also makes a cameo appearance in Garfield Gets Real. In 1987, an animated cartoon TV special featuring the characters was made by Marvel Productions. 

I know this blog article was short and sweet but if you need to know more about Blondie and Dagwood in depth, please use my Wiki search bar at the top of my blog. The cartoon animation history part is short lived, that is why I was so brief with this post. I wish that they had made more animated cartoons of "Blondie & Dagwood" but here is one of few...

                        BJ 🙈🙉🙊 

Friday, December 23, 2022

"Remember Beetle Bailey" ? Successful Cartoon Strip and Animated Cartoon Series

Beetle Bailey is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Mort Walker. It debuted on September 4, 1950, in twelve newspapers and was originally distributed by King Features Syndicate. Set on a fictional United States Army post, it is one of the oldest comic strips still in syndication.

Beetle Bailey is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Mort Walker. 

After the war, Walker decided to use his experiences in the Army as the basis for a comic strip. Beetle Bailey was born.

The characters in the strip are all named after various military people he had contact with during his stay in the Army. The main character, Beetle, is a young private in the United States Army. 

The strip became popular during the Korean War and has been in syndication ever since. It is still being produced by Walker's sons, Brian and Greg.

Beetle Bailey was one of the first comic strips to be adapted to animation. The first adaptation was a series of shorts made by Famous Studios, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. The shorts were released theatrically from 1952 to 1955.

The next adaptation was a TV series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1966. 

The Controversy:

The comic strip 'Beetle Bailey' was dropped from the Tokyo edition of Stars and Stripes magazine in the 1950s because the comic showed the character of Lieutenant Flap as a black man,

and this was not acceptable to the Japanese. In 1970.

Now get ready for one of my favorite cartoons after school in 1963... as usual for more in-depth info on Beetle Bailey use my Wikki Search at top of my Blog...    BJ 🙈🙉🙊