Thursday, September 29, 2022

"Inch High Private Eye" 1973... Vintage Animated Cartoon

I personally really liked this spoof cartoon, based off the series of "Get Smart" 1965-1970. Don Adams played the private eye character Maxwell Smart, and "Inch High Private Eye "is a cartoon character based off of him. Even though the animated character does not resemble Don Adams, his antics and actions mimic the famous actor.

"Inch High Private Eye" is a detective who solves mystery type crimes. He gets help from his niece Lori, her body building muscular friend named Gator and their dog Braveheart to help solve cases. 

The Pinkerton Detective Agency was a popular detective agency that was involved in many of the most infamous crimes of the late 19th and early 20th century. Finkerton Detective agency was a spoof off the Pinkerton agency "Inch" worked for in the animated cartoon series.

 The Finkerton Organization, was a secret crime-fighting group that was run by Mr. Finkerton. "Inch" and his helpers had a unique automobile called The Hugemobile in which they used to fight crime. Mr. Finkerton wanted to fire "Inch" if he failed, but somehow "Inch" always cracked the case. Mr. Finkerton's  agency was to protect the town of Finkerton from Crime. The cartoon series only lasted from September 8th to December 1st of 1973 but put out about 13 episodes. Famous actors voices you might remember from the cartoon .....Jamie Farr: 

Multiple Voices Characters

Ted Knight 

Multiple Voices Characters

Linnie Weinrib

Inch Detective

Hanna-Barbera was the production company  for the cartoon ,If you need more Indepth information : use my Wiki search bar at the top of my blog. Now here is a little "Inch Dtective" in action...

                                     BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Did You Know That" Google" Possibly Got It's Name From A Cartoon Character ? "Say What"


This post will be short and sweet but very informative, I hope.

            In the 1919 a cartoon character named Barney Google was created by Billy De Beck, he was cartoon character in the "Snuffy Smith" cartoon comics. This character was first published in newspapers and magazines and would become very popular and would be seen in more than 900 newspapers in the USA and other countries also. Barney Google road a horse named Spark Plug. This was a cartoon character which was real popular among children.

In 1930 a mathematician named Edward Kasner came up with a number that had a bunch of zeros in it, a hundred to be exact.  He asked his nephew Milton, aged 9, to give him a name for this new figure. He said "Google", after his favorite comic strip Barney Google. Edward Kasner Changed it a bit to Googol, and he also invented the name googolplex.

The Google founders had their original name as Googol, but when they registered the domain name, they misspelled it as Google.

 Barney Google was patented in 1923 and then copyrighted in 1924 which was good till 2018 (95yrs). Google company was founded in 1998. Did Google pay for the name ? Probably not since a nine-year-old thought of the name many years before the internet and domain names. But if you Google it..." did google, get it's name from Barney Google the cartoon?" you bring up some interesting history about it... and Google admits they got it from Barney Google๐Ÿ˜ฌ

 My mouth is sealed !!! /BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

        Cartoon Clip...


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Not Many Cartoon Lovers Remember The Flash Cartoons 1967..".Do You Remember Anything ?" Very Little


The reason you don't probably remember this cartoon was because of the lack of history, there were only three episodes made. "The Flash" was a police scientist named Barry Allen who could turn himself into the world's fastest human with his ring. Believe it or not a full Flash suit would come out of his ring and in a blurred motion he becomes "The Flash". Not only could he run superhuman fast but could run on water, run up the side of tall buildings, vibrate through solid objects, create whirlwinds, and could master the barriers of time and space....."but I never seen him do that in any of the 3 cartoon episodes, maybe if they made more episodes, we could have seen that happen ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. He has some type of machine in his lab called a hyper-velocity, which helps him catch other speedsters with similar abilities to his. "The Flash" is also a partner in the "Justice League" which is other Superheroes.

Episodes Are: 

1. The Chemo- Creature

2. Take A Giant Step

3. To Catch A Blue Bolt

Flash was also in 3 "Justice League Of America" episodes.

Filmation Asso.(Duconvy Productions)

Now here we go.....

BJ/ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Sunday, September 4, 2022

*Remember Inspector Clouseau From The Pink Panther Movies 1963... But What About The Cartoons With Some Interesting History Facts 1965-69


*Inspector Closeau in the movies was a French police inspector who was a bumbling idiot. Common sense was not his best attributes, but that is what made him hilarious. The cartoon series of shorts came out in 1965 and ran till 1969. I only remember catching some of these cartoons when switching channels by hand because tv remotes did not exist at that time ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ, so this had to be a favorite cartoon of yours to get from your cereal bowl and switch channels... Lol. The actual cartoon was named " The Inspector" Interesting Fact: The cartoon character was actually based off Inspector Closeau of the "Pink Panther" movies even though the

cartoon never called him Closeau. In the 1968 movie" Inspector  Clouseau", credits were given to the cartoon implying that they were connected. The cartoon was produced by  DePatie–Frelenge Enterprises and released by United Artist. Historical note: The cartoon image took a dramatic change in appearance to look more like Peter Sellers the original pink panther 1965-69.
 There were 34 animated cartoon episodes made, also if you're wondering Henry Mancini music was also a part of some episodes. But as I always say" if you need more in-depth history, please use my Wiki search bar above on my blog". Now here is a look at one of the original cartoons....