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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Will That Gorilla Win The Whole Magilla?

At the end of the 1960 Huckleberry Hound For President comic book, Yogi Bear decides that he will run for President—and sure enough, four years later, Yogi was in the running—opposed by another Hanna-Barbera character!  That's right, Hanna-Barbera doubled the fun in Magilla Gorilla #3 (December 1964), in which the newest H-B TV character took on the well-established star in the fun-filled story, "Magilla Gorilla vs. Yogi Bear For President."  (You can read all about the comic book in H-B expert Joe Torcivia excellent account.) The Yogi vs. Magilla campaign went beyond the comic book to recordings and buttons—and as seen here, in a super-sized coloring book, Yogi vs. Magilla For President (here the smarter-than-the-average-bear star gets top billing over newcomer Magilla, as opposed to the comic book, where that "mighty nice" gorilla was listed first —which after all was Magilla's own publication!) This deluxe publication is worthy of the two oversized opponents and their comical campaign buttons were published on the back cover... print 'em out (click on the images for a larger view) and support your favorite cartoon candidate!

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