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Over 10 hours of cartoon characters celebrating President's Day, Valentine's Day, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Fourth of July, Election, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more.
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.
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.
The audio set includes:
"The Cartoon Carnival Christmas Party" - Hosted by Joe Bev.'s childhood creations Willoughby and the Professor, presenting rare and classic holiday themed cartoon audio and music including Stan Freberg, Daws Butler, Marian Richmond in "Sleepy Santa," "The Christmas That Almost Never Was," and "Christmas Dragnet," plus music from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Vince Guarldi, "The Chipmunk Song," Burl Ives sings "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas," Thurl Ravenscroft sings "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch," and Sammy Davis Jr. sings "It's Christmas Time All Over the World."
"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 Sraah 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 Cartoon Carnival Election Special" - Joe Bev's alter ego, noted newsman Walter Cockeyed fills in as host and presents a wide array of classic and rare political cartoon, record and radio audio, including Stan Freberg, Daws Butler, Alan Reed and June Foray in "The CBS Radio Workshop (1956), Mae Questel and Jack Mercer in "Olive Oyl for President" (1948);Stan Freberg and Daws Butler in "Cecil the Sick-sick Sea Serpent Meets President harry Truman" (1952), Fred Allen Visits Senator Claghorn (Kenny Delmar) (late1940s); Stan Freberg and Daws Butler in "Point of Order" (1954); Bob and Ray in "Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife" (1954); Mel Blanc in "Ballot Box Bunny" (1950); "The Hardly-Worth-
"The Cartoon Carnival Halloween Spooktakular"
"The Cartoon Carnival Halloween Spooktakular"
“The Cartoon Carnival Valentine Special” - Co-hosted by real life husband and wife Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg - Stan Freberg in “John and Marsha” (1951), Mel Blanc and June Foray in Pepe Le Pew's “Really Scent” (1959), scenes from “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” (1975), Joe Bev's former Math teacher explains his “Mathematical Analysis of Romantic Love” (2005), Mel Blanc in the Bugs Bunny cartoon “Hare Splitter” (1948), Jack Mercer and Mae Questal in the Popeye cartoon “Hillbilly and Cooing” (1956), Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg, Kenny Savoy and Jim Folly in scenes from “The Camp Waterlogg Valentine Special” (2004).
"The Cartoon Carnival ”Presidents Day Special” - Once again noted newsman Walter Cockeyed (Joe Bev.) guest hosts - Stan Freberg, Peter Leeds and Barney Phillips in “Washington Crosses the Delaware” (1961), Mel Blanc and Bea Benederet in “Yankee Doodle Bugs” (1954), Bob Newhart's take on “Abe Lincoln and Madison Avenue” (1960), Joe Bevilacqua as Uncle Dunkle and Donnie in “The Cherry Tree Caper” (2009), Mel Torme sings “Abraham” with the Chico Marx Orchestra (1943), Jim Henson and Frank Oz in “Kermit the Frog Interviews George Washington's Father” (1976), Stan Freberg, Tyne Daly, June Foray, Sherman Hemsley and William Woodson in “Abe Lincoln at Home in the White House” (1996), Lorie Kellogg and Joe Bevilacqua in“Who's Afraid of a Virginian's Wrath”, excerpts from the Porky Pig cartoon“Old Glory” (1939) and the Daffy Duck cartoon “Scrap Happy Daffy” (1943).
"The Cartoon Carnival Mother's Day Special" - Guest co-hosted by Joe Bev's mom, Joan Bevilacqua, and his mother-in-law, Virginia Kellogg, presenting classic and rare cartoon audio related to mothers, eggs, mothers on eggs, chickens on eggs, mother chickens on eggs, elephants on eggs, including the Warner Brothers cartoons "An Egg Scrambled" (1950) (voiced by Mel Blanc and Bea Benaderet) and Bob Clampett's version "Horton Hatches the Egg" by Dr. Suess (1942), the Walter Lantz cartoon "Mother Goose on the Loose" (1942), Walt Disney's "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" (1938) and "The Truth About Mother Goose" (1957), Max Fleischer's "The Kids in the Shoe," featuring the voice of Olive Oyl herself, Mae Questal and Smiley Burnette of Gene Autry fame singing "Mama Don't 'Low" (1935), plus Al Jolson singing "My Mammy" (1946) and "Mutiny in the Nursery" by The Paul Whiteman Orchestra (1938).
"The Cartoon Carnival Father's Day Special" - Host Joe Bevilacqua and Guest Host Lorie Kellogg present Joe's interview with Doug Young the voice of Doggy Daddy (2006), Augie Doggie (Matt Hurwitz) and Doggy Daddy (Doug Young) (2010) introduce the Hanna-Barbera cartoon "Pop Plays Pop" (1959) voiced by Daws Butler and Doug Young, Max Fleischer's "Popeye in Goonyland" (1938), King Feature's "Me Quest for Poopdeck Pappy" (1960) with Jack Mercer and Mae Questal, Tex Avery's "One Cab's Family" (1952) and "Little Johnny Jet" (1953) with Daws Butler and June Foray.
"The Cartoon Carnival July 4th Special: Camping with the Boy Scouts" - Guest host Sgt. Lefty (Joe Bev.) presents Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg and Kenny Savoy in scenes from "Fireworks at Camp Waterlogg" (2004), Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vanderpyl, Bea Benaderet, Dick Beals and John Stephenson in "The Flintstones: