Thursday, December 3, 2009


Jerry Beck of Cartoon Brew (link to the left, me hearties!) was digging through the TV Guide collection of Stu Shostack and discovered a Tooniverse crossover gem:

This time I grabbed the July 1st 1961 issue, with the Flintstones cover, which contains a good article on the then-current trend towards prime time animation. It’s a pretty nice piece. The writer includes an intriguing list of forthcoming shows that were apparently never made: "Sir Loin and the Dragon", "Waco Wolf", "Muddled Masterpieces" and "The Late Late War".

Check out the story; Beck scanned in the pages of the article and for cartoon aficionados, it's a great time capsule of history.

In that picture reprinted above, we have Yogi Bear, Sylvester the Cat, Donald Duck, Vincent Van Gopher, Huckleberry Hound, Mickey Mouse, Dick Tracy, Flat-Top, Olive Oyl, Popeye, Quick Draw McGraw, Bugs Bunny, Pepe LePew, Augie Doggie and Augie Doggie's Daddy, Mr. Magoo, Pixie and Dixie, Tweety Bird, Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Deputy Dawg, and Felix the Cat. (I was most pleased to see the inclusion of Deputy Dawg and Vincent Van Gopher.)

A classic look at "life" behind the scenes in the Tooniverse!



Brian Leonard said...

I don't remember Vincent Van Gopher, but it's a great name! And I'd forgotten about Pixie and Dixie.

Toby O'B said...

Vincent Van Gopher was Deputy Dawg's nemesis. It's from him that I get the phrase "It's pozz'ble, it's pozz'ble" which I use in the blog occasionally.