WGN Channel 9 - Cartoon Capers (Opening, 1978)

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Here's the opening moments of "Cartoon Capers" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

"Last Farewell" video animated station ID (voiceover by Bob Bell who also provides time check)

Brief shot of Cartoon Capers bumper slide - anyone remember this?

Accompanying music consisting of 1945-55 version of "Merrily We Roll Along" as heard on the opening of countless Warner Bros. "Merrie Melodies" cartoons - dissolving into opening title sequence and first moments of 1951 Porky Pig cartoon "Dog Collared" (albeit from a print of the 1957-58 "Blue Ribbon" reissue; this was one of 156 cartoons that comprised the 1969 syndicated "Porky Pig and Friends" package that also yielded the infamous hand-colored versions of 1936-43 "Looney Tunes" cartoons which were originally released in black-and-white)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, June 29th 1978 at 8:00am.


Date Uploaded: 06/11/2013

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"Last Farewell" video animated station ID (voiceover by Bob Bell who also provides time check)

Brief shot of Cartoon Capers bumper slide - anyone remember this?

Accompanying music consisting of 1945-55 version of "Merrily We Roll Along" as heard on the opening of countless Warner Bros. "Merrie Melodies" cartoons - dissolving into opening title sequence and first moments of 1951 Porky Pig cartoon "Dog Collared" (albeit from a print of the 1957-58 "Blue Ribbon" reissue; this was one of 156 cartoons that comprised the 1969 syndicated "Porky Pig and Friends" package that also yielded the infamous hand-colored versions of 1936-43 "Looney Tunes" cartoons which were originally released in black-and-white)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, June 29th 1978 at 8:00am." /> Share

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GHilbrich 06/11/2013 Reply

I remember this based only on the caricature of the Frankenstein monster in the bottom right corner. I was a huge fan of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein at that time (had the 3 minute Castle Films 8mm version) and that caricature is the only reason this slide is familiar to me...but I have been mistakenly recalling this as "Cartoon Carnival" all these years.

ArmitageNLowell 06/11/2013 Reply

Wasn't Ray supposed to be on during this time?

ChitownTVFan 06/11/2013 Reply

Speaking of the redrawn Porky Pig Looney Tunes shorts, they were also shown during Bugs Bunny & Friends until 1990, because the last redrawn I saw was Daffy's Southern Exposure included the LT drumbox closing and around 1989, Chicken Jitters was one of the 2 redrawn cartoons in rotation left the drumbox closing intact.

Don't get me wrong, but I'm a huge fan of watching all 78 Porky Pig redrawn LT cartoons. :-)

Detroit4Chicago 06/11/2013 Reply

J.C Melendez: Wasn't he later Bill Melendez, the animator who worked with Charles Schulz's Peanuts Gang sketches and the voice of Snoopy for many years?

HUdson 3-2700 06/11/2013 Reply

JC (for Jose Cuauhtemoc) Melendez was Bill.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Melendez