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Jan 14, 2009 |  Retro Staff No Comments

In the mid 1960s parents were complaining that there was too much violence shown on Saturday morning cartoons.  They formed organizations to protest and reform the line-ups. CBS responded with a new show, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Fred Silverman, in charge of children’s programming, was looking for a show that would take into account concerns

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Looney Tunes’ Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird

Aug 07, 2008 |  Retro Staff 6 Comments

“Thufferin’ Thuccotash!” and “I tawt I taw a puddy tat!” Words spoken by one of the best-known character duos of all time, Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird. Tweety, or Sweetie Pie, was created by Bob Clampett and was first seen in Warner Brothers’ A Tale of Two Kitties in 1942. In the early days, Tweety

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Little Lulu Moppet: From Comic Strip to Big Screen

Jul 31, 2008 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

A creation of Marjorie Henderson Buell, Little Lulu Moppet first appeared in 1935 in the Saturday Evening Post as the main character in a series of single panel cartoons. Buell was one of the few female cartoonists in the comic book and cartoon business. Little Lulu quickly became a public favorite, and continued to grace the

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Speed Racer: “Go Speed Go”

Jul 09, 2008 |  Retro Staff 1  Comment

Ever-popular Speed Racer originated in 1966 as a Japanese comic strip (Manga) called “Mach Go Go Go”. The creator, Tatsuo Yoshida, modeled Speed after Elvis Presley’s race car driver character from Viva Las Vegas, and the Mach 5 was inspired by James Bond’s Aston Martin from Goldfinger. In 1967, the comic strip was adapted into

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