Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mike Fontanelli Guest Treats




I have an immature friend who finds amusement in things that merely have a funny appearance, and so he sends me pictures.






25 comments:

Larry L. said...
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Art F. said...

That bat thing up top is great! Mike has a good eye.

Vincent Waller said...

Is that Top Yogi Cat?

Pete Emslie said...

The last pics of that goofy bear with the see-gar are great! I'm not sure whether it's a wonky version of Yogi or just a generic funny bear, but what do I know - I can't tell a Fontanelli from a Fontecchio either...

brigette b said...

I'm not sure what that first picture is exactly, possibly a cat? Perhaps the most off-model Felix the Cat toy EVER? But in any case, its creepy googly eyeballs and hissing face fill my heart with glee.

Jerry Beck said...

That last doll is a stuffed toy version of Calvin, the star of Calvin and The Colonel, a long forgotten 1961 ABC prime time cartoon series.

Rodrigo said...

Heya Juan,

Did this in about 3 weeks for shits and giggles. Thought it might amuse you:

Bambee

Dan Jackson said...

Looks like Yogi is inserting himself into Huckleberry's "situation". A Doozie indeed.

Larry Levine said...

What??? No Beany Boy doll? I had one back as a tot.

Back then all I had to do was flip on the ol' B&W Zenith every Sat morning to watch my favorite Bob Clampett cartoooooooon!

Freckled Derelict said...

Oh my god I want them all!

deadmanswill said...

hey the last two pictures are very interesting. the character has a very strange nose.

sarah j. said...

These are glorious!

amir avni said...

If all immature people could draw like Mike, The world would be a better place.

Blammo said...

Hey Pete and Vincent,
The bear is from "Calvin and the Colonel" Cartoon.

Jason;)

peldma3 said...

Hi, I found an old interview with Jules Engel from 1986. i threw it up on an old blog of mine.
He talks about Disney UPA How his credit was cut from fantasia the studio he opened to make the Chipmunks cartoons.
There is some nice stuff that seems in line with Johns ideas.
If you like the article you can save them or just read them here-
www.steveameycartoonillustration.blogspot.com

peldma3 said...

ps.. do whatever you like with the interview thing.... enjoy.

Stephen Worth said...

That first one may be Don Dog from the Aesop's Fables cartoons.

See ya
Steve

Bitter Animator said...

Wow, love the Boo Boo. Not sure what that Yogi Bear toy is though and, oddly, it seems labelled Huckleberry Hound.

Nico said...

oh wow. That Huck Hound Doozies box... oh wow.

patchwork said...

that wooden Booboo is really neat!

ramapith said...

Steve, Brigette's speculation is correct: the first one actually is a Felix the Cat. That's really how one brand of early authorized Felix stuffed toys looked: see the larger model on page 20 of Canemaker's FELIX. As Canemaker notes, Sullivan was not always one to make his licensees toe the line in terms of accuracy.
Thanks to G. Michael Dobbs, I can show you the Don Dog doll for comparison, together with the rest of the Fables doll line:
http://tinyurl.com/37h45n
Don is second from left.
See ya.

scartoonist said...

I live a modest drive from Troy, NY, which is known as the "Collar City" due to its eminence making shirt collars in the industrial age. I associate the gradual decline of Troy with the decreased popularity of Yogi and other collar-sporting characters.

Booo Tooons Ltd. said...

What the heck? It's Jerry Beck!

And wow! Never thought they made Donald Duck toys when he was in his earliest stages.

Anyone have any pictures of the Mickey Mouse dolls that Clampett made?

- trevor.

Craig D said...

Wait a minute!

YOU have an immature friend?

It boggles the mind!

As always, thanks for sharing this kind of stuff!

Craig D.

Marlo Meekins said...

He's not immature. i love him.