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 🙈🙉🙊

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Vintage 1967 George Of The Jungle cartoons: "Watch Out For That Tree !!!"


George of the jungle is a parody of Tarzan the ape man (tv sitcom series). The cartoon series ran from September 1967- December 1967 with 17 episodes. George is a numb-skulled big-hearted ape man who is always called upon by the District Commissioner to save the inhabitants of the jungle territory of Mbwebwe Province in Africa from various problems.

George is shown swinging through the trees and smashing into things as the theme song plays on ( "watch out for that tree !"). He is constantly falling out of the treehouse and crashing to the ground. There are a number of other running gags including George forgetting that he lives in a treehouse and being constantly reminded of this fact.

 George of the Jungle has two friends who live in the jungle with him: an ape named "Ape" and a talking parrot named Tooky Tooky. The parrot is very intelligent and is often found thinking up new and clever ways to solve problems and to help George out in his adventures. George also has another pet, an elephant named Shep who imitates being a dog. His Lady friend  is named Ursula who is a version of Jane in the (tv sitcom series).

George has two frequent enemies. They are a pair of stereotypical hunters named Tiger and Weevil. Tiger having a pencil moustache and speaks in a uppity Oxford accent. Weevil speaks like a pirate and wears and shorts with a bush hat. The other one of George's recurring enemies is a mad scientist named Dr. Chicago.

George is not very smart but has a keen sense of jungle survivor skills that get the job done. He carries an animal call phrase book, that he can use to call for help and he uses it to his advantage. However, he usually gives the wrong call out (lol).

Bill Scott is the voice of George

  June Foray is the voice of Ursula

   Paul Frees is the voice of District Commissioner

Also: Daws Butler additional voices and Hans Conried narrator

Now let's show a vintage George Of The Jungle cartoon....

                          BJ 🙈🙉🙊

Monday, October 3, 2022

The Herculoids 1967 ..."First Animated Cartoon With Dinosaurs and Spaceships Believe It or Not !"


Talking about some really cool animation with spaceships and dinosaurs and alien creatures, you couldn't go wrong on Saturday morning in 1967. The space family which wore prehistoric cave dwelling clothing and lived on planet Amzot. Zandor (the father), Tara (mother) and Doro (son) protect themselves with some pretty cool pets..."I guess you could call them that". The pets are called the Herculoids and they are: Zok the laser dragon who can shoot a laser beam from its tail, Tundro a rhino that shoots out balls of rocks from its horn, Igoo who is ape made of rock which has incredible strength, and Gloop and Gleep that are blob like creatures that can shape shift. They fought off robots, mad scientist, mutants and many more weird villains that attacked their planet.

The animated cartoon debuted on September 9th, 1967, on CBS and was produced by Hanna-Barbera and ended September 6th,1969. They were created and designed by Alex Toth. 

I was just starting high school when this cartoon came out and being a sci-fi fan back then made me really enjoy the "Herculoids". Here is the voices of the characters....

  • Mike Road - Zandor, Zok, Tundro
  • Virginia Gregg - Tara
  • Don Messick - Gleep, Gloop
  • Ted Eccles - Dorno
  • Ted Cassidy - Igoo
Ok, no more talk: but if you need more detailed info, please use my wiki search bar at the top of my blog. Here is a Herculoid cartoon......
                                      BJ 🙈🙉🙊