Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ruff and Reddy

It would seem that Hanna/Barbera "borrowed" the names Ruff and Reddy from this other dog and cat duo that appeared in Peter Porkchops comics. I don't know much of anything about who created these two but I doubt Joe Barbera had anything to do with them. I'm assuming they were created by Peter Porkchops creator Otto Feuer, the difference here is Ruff is the dog and Reddy the cat. This story is from Peter Porkchops #2 published in 1950. Anyone out there know more about these two?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Andy Panda - "Scrappy Birthday"

OK, this will be the last Andy Panda cartoon I post for a while. It's also the last cartoon that Andy starred in for Lantz. He would show up again in the "Spook-A-Nanny" TV special and in "The Woody Woodpecker Polka". It opens with a great walk cycle by Fred Moore, at least I think it's Moore. I'm pretty sure that Ed Love handles some of the early fox hunting scenes.