Tuesday, January 3, 2023

"Dudley-do-right" Was A Sunday Morning Cartoon Favorite of Mine 1960's


Dudley Do-Right is a Canadian cartoon character created by Jay Ward and Bill Scott. He was first introduced as a segment on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, an animated television series that aired on ABC and later NBC 1960.

The Dudley Do-Right character is a dim-witted but well-intentioned Mountie who always tries to do the right thing, but is constantly thwarted by the villainous Snidely Whiplash. Despite his bumbling efforts, Dudley always manages to save the day and win the heart of his sweetheart, Nell Fenwick. The Dudley Do-Right segments were known for their absurd humor and tongue-in-cheek mockery of traditional heroic figures.

Voice Over Artists
Bill Scott: Dudley Do-Right June Foray: Nell Fenwick
Hans Conried: Snydley Whiplash Paul Frees - Inspector Fennick William Conrad did many voiceovers, but not all of them.
Well like I always say "this is just brief history of the cartoon, but for more in-depth information about Dudley-Do-Right please use my Wiki Search at the top of my blog"....Now for a Dudley-Do-Right cartoon. BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Do You Remember "Mr. Magoo" Cartoons ? maybe not the ones sponsored by General Electric 1940's...are maybe you do ! Old Timer

 Mr. Magoo was a character created by UPA (United Productions of America) in the late 1940's. His creator was John Hubley who got Magoo's looks from his uncle, and W.C. Fields (actor ).

Mr. Magoo was a wealthy, short-sighted man who was always getting himself into mishaps due to his poor vision. Despite his lack of visual acuity, Mr. Magoo always managed to come out on top, thanks to his quick wit and determination.

In the 1950s, Mr. Magoo became a popular character in a series of shorts that were shown in theaters before main feature films. These shorts followed Mr. Magoo as he went about his daily life, getting into all sorts of absurd situations due to his poor vision.

In the 1960s, Mr. Magoo received his own television series, which aired on NBC. The show was a hit with audiences and Mr. Magoo became a household name.

Throughout the years, Mr. Magoo has remained a beloved character, with new generations discovering him through reruns of his old cartoons and new animated specials 1960-1977. In the 21st century, Mr. Magoo has even been the subject of a live-action movie, further cementing his place in cartoon history. Now if you need more in-depth information about Mr. Magoo use my Wiki search bar at the top of my Blog...now here is a classic 1955 "Mr. Magoo" cartoon.... BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

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 ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š 

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 ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š