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Animation – 1984 – Those Fantastic Funnies – Blondie & Dagwood + Lil Orphan Annie + Pogo + Wee Pals

Blondie (and Dagwood) is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young. The comic strip is distributed by King Features Syndicate…..and has been published in newspapers since September 8, 1930. The success of the strip….which features the eponymous blonde and her sandwich-loving husband….led to the long-running Blondie film series from 1938 to 1950….and the popular Blondie radio program from 1939 to 1950.

Little Orphan Annie is a daily American comic strip created by Harold Gray and syndicated by the Tribune Media Services…..as the strip took its name from the 1885 poem “Little Orphant Annie” by James Whitcomb Riley…..and made its debut on August 5, 1924, in the New York Daily News.

Pogo is the title and central character of a long-running daily American comic strip….which was created by cartoonist Walt Kelly from 1913 to 1973….and distributed by the Post-Hall Syndicate….which was set in the Okefenokee Swamp of the southeastern United States….the strip often engaged in social and political  satire through the adventures of its anthropomorphic funny animal characters.

Wee Pals is an American syndicated comic strip about a diverse group of children….which was created and produced by Morrie Turner. It was the first comic strip syndicated in the United States to have a cast of diverse ethnicity, dubbed the “Rainbow Gang”.

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