A couple of links to stories that we probably should have passed along earlier. Let’s start at the sublime and go to the ridiculous.
Daws Butler’s home town was Toledo, Ohio, and the newspaper there did a story about him a few days ago. Click to read it HERE.
Daws, of course, cut out quite a career for himself, not only at Hanna-Barbera, but at the Jay Ward studio. Historian and actor Keith Scott says Daws once told him the line “My mother’s living in Toledo” was written into a Ward script as an inside gag. Reader Adel Khan informs me you can find it in the Aesop and Son cartoon The Fox and the Winking Horse.
Investor’s Business Daily has written a story tracking the history of the studio itself. It ploughs over ground found in a lot of print stories starting when Huckleberry Hound went on the air. You can read it HERE.
Now, the ridiculous.
They’re going to make a CGI Huckleberry Hound. And a CGI Yogi sequel. No, it's not an April Fool’s Day gag. Read about it by clicking HERE or HERE.
My thanks (?) to Jon Cooke for the link.
You can see Huck’s reaction to the news on the right. And lest I bore you through repetition, I’ll say it again. I don’t want a new CGI movie. I want, and will pay money for, a DVD of the restored, remaining 35 Huck (and Meeces) and 13 Yogis that have not been released. The last ten of the Hucks (and nine Meeces) use Hoyt Curtin’s cues, so music rights can’t be an excuse to hold them up.