Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Continuing with my salute to the contributions William Schallert made to Toobworld, today we're taking a look at those characters he contributed to the Tooniverse, the dimension of animated television.

"What's New, Scooby-Doo?"
- Farmed and Dangerous (2005) (voice) .... Farmer P./Neville Popenbacher
- Big Appetite in Little Tokyo (2003) TV episode .... Professor Pomfrit

"The Zeta Project" .... Judge Linden
- The River Rising (2002)

"The Angry Beavers" .... Dr. Cowtiki
- The Day the Earth Got Really Screwed Up (1998)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1990, Animated Series) (additional voices)

David and Goliath (1986) (V) (voice)

Galtar and the Golden Lance (1985, Animated Series) (additional voices)

"Smurfs" (1981) TV series .... Additional Voices (unknown episodes)

Of those, two are of particular interest. Professor Pomfritt of the Scooby adventure "Big Appetite In Little Tokyo" is most likely the cartoon version of Leander Pomfritt from 'The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis'. But his personality is different in the Tooniverse; he's an agent for evil. And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling kids!

And then of course, there's Milton the Toaster. Milton is either a dimensional crossover from the Tooniverse, like Superman (the American Express ads), Daffy Duck ('The Drew Carey Show') or Cap'n Crunch, or he's a spirit who's animated a live-action toaster.
At least in the 1975 frame grab here of Milton talking to a little girl, it looks like Milton is a real toaster. But in later ads, and in the print advertising for Kellog's, Milton took on a more toonish look.

Either way, I don't think he's a native of the main Toobworld....

Toby O'B

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