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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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