Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

My friend Mark interviewing Allen Swift for the MAD MONSTER PARTY DVD!


THANKS to Seamus Walsh (SCREEN-NOVELTIES) for sending along some more pics from ALLEN SWIFT's interview for the LIONSGATE RANKIN/BASS MAD MONSTER PARTY DVD! That is my pal Mark Caballero interviewing Allen (One of the greatest voice actors in Animation history).

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE HARRISON!





WEDGIES

I think I finally figured out these WEDGIES from CARTOON NETWORK/BOOMERANG after all this time! It is what NOT to do with animation....Right? These are the most god awful things I have ever seen done in animation. Who in the world paid for these to be aired? AND who is airing these things? There is nothing worse than to see or even hear these awful things between the vintage HANNA-BARBERA cartoons (Which are few and far between these days on BOOMERANG).

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010










Ray Rayner hosted POPEYE'S FIREHOUSE on WBBM-TV Channel 2!

The voice cast of the POPEYE Cartoons L to R : Jackson Beck as Brutus, Jack Mercer as Popeye and Wimpy, Mae Questel as Olive Oyl and Swee' Pea and Director Jack Kinney in the rear.


The cast of THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW 1960 in color..
1960 FLINTSTONES cut outs in color..
They show this series on ME TOO now in Chicago...

Monday, February 22, 2010




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c. 1972 RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS/RICK GOLDSCHMIDT ARCHIVES
My mint CLUTCH CARGO coloring book



Many years ago with my first CUDDLY DUDLEY!
My liner notes/insert from the RANKIN/BASS' THE DAYDREAMER DVD release




from THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Ray was a sweet guy! Here he is on the PRETEND BROADCASTING SYSTEM!

Another fun picture from my Chicago Kid's TV Book Project!
More snow arrives in Chicago!

RANKIN/BASS' SILVERHAWKS


Mancow gave me (and Arthur Rankin) this set over a year ago and I just opened and watched some of it. This show was after my Saturday morning cartoon days and I never really knew much about it. The set comes in a nice foil sleeve as all the other WB releases BUT this time, they did a nice Documentary called: PARTLY METAL, PARTLY REAL: Remembering SILVERHAWKS. The Documetary features RANKIN/BASS writer/script supervisor LEE DANNACHER and she comes off really well on camera. It also features PETER LAWRENCE (Writer/script supervisor), MAGGIE WHEELER (Voice of Steelheart) and TOM McGRATH (Former Marketing Director for KENNER TOYS).


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