Showing posts with label Imaginary characters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Imaginary characters. Show all posts

Bugs Bunny Day - April 30th

April 30 is the birthday of Bugs Bunny, the most famous rabbit in the world, who first appeared on this date in 1938.
Bugs Bunny is the star of the cartoon series "Looney Tunes" and "Merry Melodies" produced by the Warner Brothers.

The character of Bugs Bunny is a character of a trickster who likes to do pranks. He was famous for saying, "What's up, Doc?" Said while chewing raw carrots.
Bugs Bunny was originally voiced by Mel Blanc, "The Man with a Thousand Voices," dubbed by Jewish-American cartoons that lived between the years 1908-1989. Blanc also dubs Duffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Yosemite Sam, Porky Pig, Sylvester Cat, Speedy Gonzalez, the Tasmanian Devil and more.

While recording the voice of Bugs Bunny, Blanc used to chew raw carrots and spit it immediately into a marzipan, as swallowing the carrots would take too long. There were attempts to use other fruits and vegetables to make the sound but they were unsuccessful because the sound made was not similar enough to the sound of chewing carrots. There was a rumor that Blanc was allergic to carrots and that's why he would spit it out, but that's not true.
The origin of the name "Bugs Bunny" came from the animator Ben Hardaway, who created Bugs 'sketch in 1938. Ben's nickname was Bugs and when he drew the rabbit, he wrote under the drawing "Bugs' Bunny".
In the cartoon series based on the cartoons, Bugs Bunny's real name is George Washington Bunny.
Bugs Bunny has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

April 30 is also International Jazz Day

Popeye the sailor man Day - January 17

If you were a child in the 1970s, you probably know Popeye and your mother probably forced you to eat spinach because of it.
Popeye is a comic book character first published on January 17, 1929, by creator Elsie Seeger.
Popeye is a sailor who fights his enemy Bluto to save his beloved Olive. When he gets into trouble he opens a can of spinach, eats the software and gets tremendous strength to fight it.
In the 1960s, Popeye received his own television series. She had a catchy and annoying song called "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" that all the kids knew and loved to sing.

Popeye began his career as a minor and secondary character in the Thimble Theater cigar comic. His character gained popularity and the place she got in it grew until the name of the comic was changed to Popeye The Sailor man.

Elsie Sigar, the creator of Popeye, grew up in the town of Chester in Missouri, USA. The town's residents claim that the characters in the comics were inspired by the town's residents. Today the town has a Popeye Museum and a collection of spinach cans.
The figure of Olive Oil, Popeye's lover, is based, according to Chester residents, on the figure of Dora Pascal, a particularly thin and tall woman who would wear a headscarf around her neck. She had a shop she would rarely go out of.
Popeye's character is said to have been inspired by a man named Frank "Rocky" Fiegel, who had one eye, smoked a pipe and liked to get into fights in which he usually won.
Cigar died at the age of 44, in 1938. He contributed much to the reputation of the spinach but it turns out that the much appreciated spinach was a little too much than he deserved. The reference to spinach as a fortifying food came following the publication of a study in which there was an error in printing the decimal point in the amount of iron it contains, so that it was attributed 10 times higher than the actual amount. Although the mistake was discovered, the spinach's respectable place has been preserved and to this day it is attributed to the properties of a super-super vegetable.

Popeye's Funko Pop Doll (link)  

January 17 is also Cable Car Day

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