WFLD Channel 32 - Super Cartoon Sunrise - "Weather Montage Rhapsody" (197?)
Here's a special video in honor of Fuzzy's Four Thousandth - a montage of weather-related bumpers from Super Cartoon Sunrise on WFLD Channel 32, which were preserved on 16mm film. Since the film was silent I created and added a special kooky mix edit of the SCS theme music. I think it's pretty wild - Enjoy. :-)
Here, we see Woody Woodpecker, Fred Flintstone (of The Flintstones), Magilla Gorilla, Popeye, and Tom & Jerry all appearing as they regularly are, and decked out in attire suitable for rain or snow (the order described changes with each of the characters), with a blank box to their left (and at frame center right) for display of time, temperature, and so on. Also featured is a "School Closings" bumper, with a teacher seated atop a blank box signaling to an incoming student. All this is backed by the SCS theme - a jazzed-up, funky rendition of "Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here." (Anyone know where it came from or who played on it?)
This film was produced for WFLD by the now-defunct Chicago-based animation house Ritter-Waxberg (The company that did Super Cartoon Sunrise?!?! Finally revealed?).
These bumpers are preceded by a Kodak color control patch and gray scale, followed immediately thereafter by a handwritten sheet that simply says, "WFLD-TV SPS-Weather - Re-Make." Neither a date of production, nor any production, job or stock number, is in evidence.
MODIFICATION NOTICE: I always state when something has been modified, so as not to disrupt the purity of your fuzzy experience. ;-) This was originally a silent 16mm film, so I had to add the sound manually. I used the audio track from this clip which did include the sound originally since it was from a Umatic tape. I used Soundforge to edit it and add the different sound processing effects.
Obviously, also conspicuously missing from what you would actually hear on the air is Dr. Don Rose's wacky voiceover.
Artwork by Cathy Mustari, Channel 32's art director from 1974 until the late '80's.
As mentioned earlier, this is the 4,000th video to grace the Museum of Classic Chicago Television library! :-) Not bad, eh?
These aired on local Chicago TV (individually, of course, not grouped together as they are here) around ? (I don't know, when did the clock premiere?)
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