Thursday, January 29, 2009

Time for Beany

A lot of people don't know this, but Beany and Cecil, the classic cartoon of the Sixties created by Bob Clampett, started out as puppet show. From 1948 to 1954, "Time for Beany" played weekday afternoons, Monday through Friday for fifteen minutes. Clampett's original vision for these classic characters came from his life-long love of puppetry and wanting to do a show for children that adults could watch as well. The show was so popular that it counted among it's fans Groucho Marx and Albert Einstein (YES, that Albert Einstein!)
Above I've posted some pictures of behind the scenes of "Time for Beany". Life Magazine has started posting pictures from their archives of these wonder pictures and more. Click on the link below to look at all of these great photos of Clampett, Daws Butler (Beany and Uncle Captain), Stan Freberg (Cecil the Sea-Sick Sea Serpent and Dishonest John) and the rest of the people who worked on this wonderful show.

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