On "The Cartoon Carnival Thanksgiving Special", Joe Bevilacqua's alter ego, noted newsman Walter Cockeyed fills in again as host and presents a wide array of classic and rare holiday themed cartoon, record and radio audio, including Arthur Q. Bryan, Mel Blanc and Sarah Berner in Friz Freleng's "The Hardship of Miles Standish" (1938); selections from "Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America"; Jack Benny has a "Turkey Dream" (1947), with Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Frank Nelson and the Sportsman Quartet; Jack Mercer in "Pligrim Popeye" (1951); Daws Butler and Don Messick in the Yogi Bear cartoon "Rah-Rah Bear!" (1959); and listener Kevin Bulter (TVParty.com)
The weekly radio hour is an anthology series representing the depth and breath of Bev's 40-plus year career in audio storytelling, from documentary to radio drama, and new and classic installments of Bev's older radio show Cartoon Carnival (still heard on many stations).
JOE BEVILACQUA's (JOE BEV)
FIRST RADIO CARTOON SHOW EVER -- CARTOON CARNIVAL!
As the protege of cartoon voice legend Daws Butler (Yogi Bear), the veteran award-winning broadcaster (NPR, XM Radio) Joe Bevilacqua is no stranger to the cartoon world. Joe Bev even co-authored his mentor's authorized biography, "Daws Butler, Characters Actor", available at BearManorMedia.Com.
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.
Bevilacqua is a veteran radio theater producer and voice actor. He also works on stage and is the winner of the 2012 New York TANYS Award for Excellence in Acting. He has performed at the Improv, Caroline's on Broadway, Catch a Rising Star, the Comic Strip, opened for Uncle Floyd, worked with Al Franken, Shelley Berman, Louis Black and Rick Overton. Joe has also MC'd shows featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Mahr and Gilbert Gottfried. He has been regularly heard on National Public Radio and Sirius-XM Radio and has produced hundreds of hours of audiobooks.
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