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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hokey Smoke!

As has been mentioned on Mark Evanier's blog and elsewhere, today marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Rocky and His Friends, also known as The Bullwinkle Show. Jay Ward's animated masterpiece emphasized design and sharp, satirical writing (one of the scribes was Allan Burns, who went on to co-create and co-produce The Mary Tyler Moore Show with James L. Brooks), demonstrating that low-budgets and limited animation need not mean low creativity and limited imagination. To celebrate here's a grand Rocky and His Friends comic cover from 1961 (the year The Bullwinkle Show moved to prime time as the "in-living-color" lead-in to Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.

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