Cartoons

Speedy and the Fizz!

Did the title of my post ring a bell? Did the name come to mind? Do you know what I’m talking about yet? If not, here’s another clue: (1) That’s right! It’s Alka-Seltzer! It’s the classic American product sold as a relief to indigestion, upset stomach, and heartburn. With great slogans and a cute, animated … Continue reading »

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$29,000, Bobby Darin and Disneyland: The Strange, Sad Saga of Freedomland.

Been to Disney lately? How about Cedar Point? Maybe King’s Island? Have you been to Freedomland yet? Well, that last question was a bit of a trick, because Freedomland actually no longer exists. In its brief lifespan, there was quite a bit of innovation as well as other things….such as the $29,000 heist and Bobby … Continue reading »

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It’s Golden! Animation, Cartoon Design, and Entertainment Worth Saving!

I was looking around this weekend and stumbled across a absolutely fabulous site, archive, and museum about two of my favorite topics: Cartoons and History! The site I found was this: (1) A project of ASIFA-Hollywood , the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive is a virtual treasure-chest of animation from America’s love affair with cartoons. With thousands … Continue reading »

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Promises Unfulfilled? Riding the Highways of the Future…

I was driving around the Internet tonight and stumbled across a facinating YouTube post from a Disney TV show entitled “Magic Highway USA”. A facinating clip filled with dreams about tomorrow’s highways and automobile technology. Sorta like this:   (1) It was a facinating show about technology, self-driven cars and quite honestly, reminded me very … Continue reading »

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