Saturday, February 21, 2009

Yowp!

Hello, all. I’m Yowp. You’ll remember me from the Yogi Bear cartoon Foxy Hound-Dog and a few others. I’m the dog that says “Yowp! Yowp!” all the time. And nothing else. However, I’ll be talking more here.

If you talk about Hanna-Barbera cartoons, you’ll find many people who have a fondness for the earliest half-hour shows: Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw and Yogi Bear. The tremendous voices of Daws Butler. The clever writing of Mike Maltese. The (at times) imaginative cost-cutting drawing by some very talented former M.G.M. artists. There are even those who gush about the stock melodies from Capitol Hi-Q and Langlois Filmusic libraries in the audio background.

So, we’re here to talk about them. There’ll be some reviews of cartoons, bits of news and commentary. No Scooby here (cheering). The posts may be infrequent but, hey, I only said “Yowp” over and over again for 50 years, so what do you expect?

Oh, and I have no affiliation with any company involved in the manufacturing or selling of anything contained in these cartoons.