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Which producer used this animal as a character in animated cartoon series?
Warner Brothers. This is greater roadrunner, a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family. It can run at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour (32 km/h), fleeing away or chasing the prey. Unlike in the cartoon, coyotes have not been known as yet to attack greater roadrunners for prey.
Mel Blanc was an American voice actor and comedian, known as the voice of Bugs Bunny. Which character did he also voice?
All of the above. Mel Blanc voiced all major Warner Bros. cartoon characters. Blanc said his most challenging job was voicing Yosemite Sam; it was rough on the throat because of Sam’s sheer volume and raspiness.
Where was the animated series "Maya the Bee" produced?
Japanese. Animated series "Maya the Bee" was made in 1975 in studio Zuiyo Enterprise (Nippon Animation) in Japan (Original title: "Mitsubachi Māya no bōken"). The cartoon is modeled on deutsch writer Waldemar Bronsel's book entitled: "Maya the Bee and Her Adventures". Original movie series consists of two seasons (all 104 sections)
Mel Blanc voiced the majority of Warner Bros. cartoons. What kind of food had he plenty of in his job?
Carrots. Since Mel's major character was a carrot-chomping rabbit, munching on the carrots interrupted the dialogue. Because of time constraints, he didn't actually swallow carrots, spitting them into a spittoon. In a 1984 interview Blanc denied being allergic to carrots.
What is the name of the black-haired girl from The Peanuts?
Lucy van Pelt. Christopher Caldwell, American journalist, called Lucy the most terrifying character in the history of comics, a combination of zero brains, infinite appetites and infinite self-esteem, who is (for that reason) able to run roughshod over all her playmates.
What was Mickey Mouse's original name?
Mortimer Mouse. In 1925, Hugh Harman drew some sketches of mice around a photograph of Walt Disney. These inspired Ub Iwerks to create a new mouse character for Disney. "Mortimer Mouse" had been Disney's original name for the character before his wife, Lillian, convinced him to change it, and ultimately Mickey Mouse came to be.