Friday, July 03, 2009

Snuffles' Bisquits Revealed

Talk about product placement in television shows. I was enjoying the recently released Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960's and I noticed something familiar during the Quick Draw McGraw cartoon, "Dynamite Fright".Quick Draw's bloodhound, Snuffles, has a role in this cartoon and has an addiction to the dog biscuits his master gives him. Quick Draw offers Snuffles the box as a reward and I thought the design of the package looked awfully familiar.I had recently picked up a copy of Ad Boy: Vintage Advertising with Character and flipped through the pages. There was the package of T-Bone Form Dog Biscuits from 1962.I suppose that Gro-Pup was a sponsor of the early Hanna-Barbera series?
For more classic cartoons on DVD, pick up a copy of Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960's, available from Warner Home Video. If you like retro artwork and vintage advertising, you should also pick up a copy of Ad Boy: Vintage Advertising with Character, available from Ten Speed Press.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Mighty Mouse Gang Back Together

Here's a pic of some of the original crew that worked on the late 80's series, Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures.
Bruce Timm, Ralph Bakshi, Tom Minton and Mike Kazaleh!
Apparently, the series is finally going to be released onto DVD later this year!

Happy Canada Day 2009!


Fireworks at The Forks, originally uploaded by JPox.

Hope my fellow Canadians have a great day!