Sunday, September 17, 2017

Daytime Heroes: Bozo the Clown in A Glutten For Mutten (1962)

Time for another Bozo The Clown cartoon. Here, Bozo (Larry Harmon) outwits a sly fox (Paul Frees) trying to pass himself off as a sheepdog in "A Glutten For Mutten". Ignore the year listed on the video. This was actually released in 1962.



The trope of a wolf trying to steal sheep had been done better by Tex Avery with Droopy by a country mile.

Rating: B.

5 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Incidentally, that wolf's name is Wacko. Ironically he looks nearly similar to Hanna-Barbea's Hokey Wolf.

hobbyfan said...

Similar, but not a duplicate. Not quite as charming, either.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

True. Yet the cartoon image of Bozo lasted quite a long time via merchandising (and/or later exposure on TV). I actually have a limited edition cel of Bozo I picked up on eBay some years back. Not terribly interesting scene, Bozo is shown with a clothespin over his nose as he's playing a doctor doing a check-up on a skunk!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOZO-THE-CLOWN-THE-DOCTOR-Larry-Harmon-Sericel-Animation-Art-Cel/282445675617?hash=item41c312fc61%3Ag%3A3QIAAOSwiDFYK6dr

hobbyfan said...

I'd seen a book & record of Bozo when I was in school back in the day. Too bad I didn't get to keep it.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

I knew an arcade that had the Grand Prize Game machine!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjuZ5-0IBBQ

They put out an updated version of this that sounds like they got Larry Harmon to do Bozo's voice as well!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LJIy1DKe24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XKi7pkxdNg