As heard on Sirius XM Radio and NPR stations!
As the protégé of cartoon voice legend Daws Butler (Yogi Bear), veteran award-winning broadcaster Joe Bevilacqua is no stranger to the cartoon world. From Mel Blanc to June Foray, from Disney to Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Carnival is a lively hour of rare and classic cartoon audio, children’s records, cartoon music and sound effects, new radio cartoons, interviews, and mini-documentaries about the wonderful world of animation.
Included in this first collection are interviews with Joe Barbera, Leonard Maltin, Bob Clampett, Stan Freberg, Daws Butler, Mel Blanc, Bill Marx, June Foray, Bill Scott, Hoyt Curtin, and Craig Marin. Also included is audio from Warner Brothers and Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Ruff n Reddy, Magilla Gorilla, Bob Clampett’s Time for Beany, Jay Ward’s Rocky and Bullwinkle, Fractured Fairy Tales, Fractured Flickers, The Chuck McCann Show, Winchell-Mahoney Time, and The Sandy Becker Show.
Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev, is primarily known as a radio theater dramatist, but his career has taken him into every aspect of show business, including stage, film, and television, as a producer, director, writer, actor, and even cartoonist. In 1971 his father bought him a cassette recorder, on which he created his first audio story, Willoughby and the Professor, acting all the voices himself at the age of twelve. In 1975 Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many other Hanna-Barbera and Jay Ward cartoon characters, dubbed himself Bevilacqua’s personal mentor after hearing a 120-minute cassette of Willoughby improvisations. Since 1980 Bevilacqua has produced many award-winning radio programs for National Public Radio, Sirius-XM Satellite Radio, and others.
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- Publisher: Waterlogg Productions
- Genre: Nonfiction/Humor
- ISBN-13: 978-1-4829-1001-8