You’ve wandered into the topsy-turvy world of Tulgey Wood, the blog of writer and historian Jim Fanning. Tulgey Wood celebrates artistry and creativity (and sometimes just plain madness): movies, animation, TV, books, comics—and of course Disney, lots and lots of true-blue, through-and-through Disney, including D23 and Disney twenty-three Magazine, and Sketches Magazine and the Walt Disney Collectors Society. Tulgey Wood is so fun, fascinating and full of frolicsome photos and facts, it’s scary. So wander through the wonder of it all, and enjoy.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I've Set The WABAC Machine for 1955, Mr. Peabody

Here's an unusual treat for the Countdown to Halloween 2013 blogathon. This may look like an authentic 1950s EC comic book cover but in fact it's a fabrication, a movie prop created for one of the favorite films here in Tulgey Wood. On October 26, 1985, Marty McFly, the time-travelling teen from Back to the Future (1985) arrived on November 5, 1955. There (or then), Otis "Old Man" Peabody made sure that this uninvited visitor vacated his property, convinced that Marty was a space invader, thanks to the comic book (created by Andrew Probert, Back to the Future production illustrator/storyboard artist) of his son. Mr. Peabody's son is named Sherman, in an often-overlooked salute to the classic Jay Ward cartoons, Peabody's Improbable History, starring those animated time-travellers, Sherman and Peabody.  

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