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The Voices Behind 6 Classic Cereal Mascots

Their faces aren’t as famous as those on the boxes, but odds are you’ve heard each of these beloved cereal mascots’ voices somewhere else. 1. Paul Frees Paul Frees was one of the most sought-after voiceover actors in his time. He recorded Boris Badenov in “Rocky and Bullwinkle,” but he’s probably more well-known for his commercial work: [...]

9 Essential Facts for the Crustacean Enthusiast

1. LET THEM EAT LOBSTER! In colonial America, lobster wasn’t the delicacy it is today. In fact, it was so cheap and plentiful, it was a staple for prisoners and servants. One group of servants from Massachusetts actually grew so tired of eating lobster that they took the employers to court, where a judge ruled that [...]

The Late Movies: Cartoon Voice Actors

The cast of Toy Story 3 in the studio. Peter Griffin, Stewie and the rest of the Family Guy characters spring to life. The brilliant Mel Blanc shows off his arsenal of Looney Tunes characters for David Letterman. The Simpsons drop in to visit with James Lipton on Inside the Actor’s Studio. You may not know Tom Kenny by [...]

A Brief History of Bugs Bunny

The following is an article from The Best of the Best of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader. Who’s your favorite cartoon character? Ears ours. IMPRESSIVE STATS Bug Bunny is the world’s most popular rabbit: * Since 1939, he has starred in more than 175 films. * He’s been nominated for three Oscars, and won one -in 1958, for “Knighty Knight, Bugs” [...]

7 Memorable TV Bosses

Happy National Boss Day! The holiday was first celebrated in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski. She felt bad about forgetting her boss’s birthday, so she registered the date as a holiday. (Her boss was also her dad.) Since it’s Saturday and lots of folks won’t be hanging out at the office, we thought we’d round [...]

10 Neat Facts About The Flintstones (on their 50th anniversary)

On September 30th, 1960, Americans sat down to watch the premiere of a prime-time animated series called The Flintstones. Fifty years later, Fred and his gang are remembered as our favorite cavemen. The Hanna-Barbera production ran for six seasons and is still a part of our pop culture landscape. 1. Today’s Google doodle honors The Flintstones [...]

Movie Trivia: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a staple in our household, which is funny, because I remember being quite scared of the steamroller scene near the end when I was a kid. Now that I’m older, I appreciate it more from standpoint of how much work it took to get such a groundbreaking movie made – [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Defunct Advertising Characters

We all know that Mickey Mouse is the figurehead for the Disney company and Ronald McDonald is the recognized face of his namesake fast food chain. But it wasn’t always that way! Check out these 10 mascots that represented their companies before being replaced by the latest and greatest. 1. Alice, The Walt Disney Company. Before [...]

Mel Blanc: Man of a Thousand Voices

Although you may have never seen Mel Blanc’s face, you’ve definitely heard his voice — he voiced hundreds of classic cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Barney Rubble, Foghorn Leghorn, and bunches more. Known as the “man of a thousand voices,” he actually claims roughly 400 voices in the video below — [...]

Learn Something Every Day

Submit a fact to this website and you may see it turned into a brightly-colored poster. There’s a new fact posted each day. They don’t even have to be factual facts, since Mel Blanc was not allergic to carrots. Link -via Everlasting Blort