Thursday, June 23, 2022

No Fly Swatter Could Kill Fearless Fly !

Back in the 60's, 1965 to be exact. I used to watch a so called knock off of, "Atom Ant"/ Mighty Mouse, well maybe not the Mouse because he wasn't an insect. As annoying as a real house fly can be, I thought "Fearless Fly" was kind of cute cartoon ("can I say that") I'm a dude, Lol. It held my attention, and I was 12, in 1965. The superhero fly was Hiram, a fly that lived in a matchbox. It was the most popular addition to the Milton the Monster Show 1965. When danger came about, he went into a matchbox, kind of like Superman and a telephone booth, changed into a red sweater and put on a pair of super powered glasses and became a superhero named Fearless Fly. According to the opening scene, he was more powerful than a speeding rocket and faster than a beam of light. No fly swatter could harm him, no fly paper could hold him, and no bug spray could kill him. His chief nemesis was Dr. Goo Fee, and his sidekick Gung Ho. Fearless Fly was powerless without his glasses, he would always express his fate by telling the audience, "My glasses! Without them, I'm helpless!"  but always found them in the nick of time. Hiram would always stop at the Sugar Bowl Cafe to talk with his girlfriend Flory and a bully named Horsey the Horsefly. 

Fearless Fly animated cartoons lasted from 1965 to 1968 on animated tv series "Milton The Monster Show". Produce and directed by Hal Seeger.

Fearless Fly had about 26 episodes. For more on those episodes use my wiki search at the top of my blog...Now for a look at Fearless Fly cartoon. BJ/ 🙈🙉🙊


Sunday, June 5, 2022

As A Kid Did You Have A Learning Problem ? ....Maybe You Listen To "School House Rocks" Cartoons To Help You Out - 1973

I loved "School House Rocks", it combined catchy cool beats 😎 (Music) to teach basic school subjects. It held your attention with animation cartoon figures. My favorite was "Conjunction Junction". The original series, Schoolhouse Rock! lasted from 1973 to 1984 and aired on the US television network ABC. The show's first episode aired on September 13, 1973. The show's concept was an animated series that would teach young viewers math and other basic skills using a rock song as its basis. The music was 

composed by Robert B. Dorough and illustrated by Tom Yohe. The series was produced by Chuck Jones. The show aired for 27 years on ABC and was revived from 1993 to 1996 for syndication.The idea all started with David Mccall an advertising 

executive whose son was having problems learning certain subjects in school but could remember lyrics to songs on a particular album he played at home. So, dad hired Robert Dorough to write a song about multiplications and it work! ......for more great detail information on "School House Rocks" go to my Wiki Search bar at the top of my blog. 

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

You Know About Disney's "Snow White and The 7 Dwarfs" Cartoon but Did You Know The History and Controversy About A Black Snow White Cartoon 1943 ?.."I Bet You Don't"

Bob Clampett's cartoon was a parody of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In addition to that, he had his own take on a modern version of the classic story. He took the classic story of Snow White and presented a modern black version of it.  It was the first of its kind. He was inspired by a black musical revue that he attended, and he took his inspiration from that.

Carmen Jones was a black version of the famous Carmen opera and that might also might have inspired him. 

This Bob Clampett cartoon is called "Coal Black and the Sebben Dwarfs" because of the all black cartoon characters. 

It is not surprising to find that some of the characters in the cartoon were quite stereotyped and demeaning. Characters like the ones in the cartoon were never meant to be taken literally, but used as a cartoon “shorthand” to express a particular idea or concept. The cartoon even included black men in uniform serving their country, something that was never seen in live action films or on the stage at the time. It was a cartoon for adults and not meant to be taken literally.
Black audiences loved the cartoon when it was first shown. If Disney saw it, there is no known comment from him. That doesn't surprise me, Disney was known for some bigotry at times according to some folks that work for him.

The cartoon was censored because it has a racial stereotype in it. In the 1960's, cartoons were censored because of the stereotypes. The cartoon was one of eleven cartoons prohibited from being seen on television or in theaters because of its potentially offensive material. The cartoon has been assumed to be more racist than it actually was.

Some Interesting Facts:

1. Duke Ellington suggested to Bob Clampett to make a cartoon focusing on black music.
2. Vivian Dandridge, sister of famous Dorothy Dandridge was the voice of "So White".
3. Louis Armstrong wanted to do the voice of Prince Charming but had busy schedule.
4. Why ? "So White"...because you just can't copy Disney per batum.
5. 1943 NAACP called Warner Bros and wanted it removed.
6. United Artist in 1968 banned the cartoon short from all circulation.

Got A Little Clip Of Cartoon Below... BJ 🙈🙉🙊

Monday, May 30, 2022

"Did The Pink Panther Ever Talk In His Cartoons" ????

 Pink panther was one of the most hilarious cartoon characters. He was very silent and rarely said anything. He was surrounded by funny characters and cartoon sounds effects and music. The best part of this cartoon was the funny roles of the other animated characters.

The Pink Panther cartoons are a collection of animated shorts created by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises and produced between 1964 and 1980. The series was first broadcast on NBC's Saturday morning children's program The Pink Panther Show in 1969 and ran until 1978. The series was later broadcast on ABC's Saturday morning children's program The Pink Panther Show from 1978 to 1980. All 32 made-for-television entries were also distributed to theaters after initially airing on The Pink Panther Show under the title The All-New Pink Panther Show in 1978 on ABC.

The Pink Panther is yawning as he gets ready for bed. He says to Goldie, “Good night.” 

“Good night, Goldie !!!

"Hey wait a cotton picken minute here" The Pink Panther doesn't talk, Isn't  Henry Mancini’s music the only thing we hear in the Pink Panther cartoons. This is not surprising given the fact that the music was composed for the first Pink Panther movie film. 

The Cartoon Voice Of Panther:

“The Panther's voice was voiced by Matt Frewer 1993 cartoon series, were the Pink Panther talked more.

There are only two Cartoons that The Pink Panther spoke in when it first began, 1963 "Sink Pink "and "Pink Ice". Voice was done by Rich Little 1965. I myself liked the limited-talking ones better. For more in-depth info search Wiki bar at the top of my blog. And of course a "Sink Pink" video below picture of Rich Little. BJ/🙈🙉🙊

Thursday, May 19, 2022

A Cartoon That I Bet You Probably Forgot About ! ....Megillah Gorilla 1963-1965

 It was a popular cartoon show from the early 1960s, and by not telling your age, you may have seen it in the original broadcast – Magilla Gorilla.

Magilla Gorilla was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera,Hanna Barbera often used human accessories for their animal characters, a purple bow tie, a red undersized derby hat, and brown dress shoes. 

The cartoon story is built around a gorilla named Magillah that is own by Mr. Peebles Pet Shop, who has owned him since he was a baby. Now all grown up Mr.peebles could never find him an owner, this saddens Magillah and he is always trying to get adopted. Only one customer was interested in owning Magillah. This customer was a little girl named Ogee, but she could never 

convince her parents. The theme song to Magillah was 'We've Got a Gorilla for Sale'. 

The word "megillah" comes from the Hebrew word "Megillat" which means a long narrative or story. The phrase "Such a long story over a gorilla" is a humorous way of saying "Such a long story". 

Megillah Gorilla was a huge success and has appeared many times throughout our history in comics and other cartoon shows. For more detailed information please use my Wiki search bar at the top of my blog. Now I have a Megillah Gorilla cartoon for you, Now try not to tear up while Mr. Peeples tries to sell Magillah !    BJ/🙈🙉🙊 listed in Feedspot Top 50 Cartoon Blogs.... Yippie!!