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As heard on Sirius XM Radio and NPR stations!

As the protégé of cartoon voice legend Daws Butler (Yogi Bear), the veteran award-winning broadcaster (NPR, Sirius-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 from

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.

In this first collection are interviews with Joe Barbera, Leonard Maltin, Bob Clampett, Stan Freberg, Daws Butler, Mel Blanc, Bill Marx, June Foray, Bill Scott, Hoyt Curtin, and Craig Marin. Plus, audio from Warner Brothers and Hanna-Barbera cartoons: The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Ruff n Reddy, Magilla Gorilla, Bob Clampett's Time for Beany, Jay Ward's Rocky and Bullwinkle, Fractured Fairy Tales, Fractured Flickers, The Chuck McCann Show, Winchell-Mahoney Time (Paul Winchell), and The Sandy Becker Show.

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"Joe always has something that interests me on his show, whether it’s old Daws Butler records or (like last week) an interview with puppeteer Craig Marin, who told a wonderful story that everyone can identify with about how he met his TV heroes. Joe also plays soundtracks of old Hanna-Barbera (and other) cartoons. Hear for yourself if Chuck Jones was right to call them 'illustrated radio'." (Don Yowp,

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  • 24/03/2012

Rare and fun moments with cartoon/puppetry figures

A bit under 3 hours, with clips from Joe Bevilacqua's radio series with interviews of cartoon figures (some are older and done by other people). Stan Freberg & Daws Butler (time for Beany); Mel Blanc; Hoyt Curtin (that great Hanna Barbera music, which we get quite a dose of), a cool KCRW session with Rocky & Bullwinkle's June Foray and Bill Scott (done apparently a yr or so before Bill passed in the mid 80s), etc. At the end is Daws as Huck doing what I think is a spoof of Lorne Greene's "Ringo" only in this case it's about the Beatles drummer of course. I would also recommend Joe Bev's audiobook of the Alan Reed story and his "rare Daws Butler" collection.