Monday, November 25, 2013
Out of the Inkwell-1962
Producer Hal Seeger revived the Fleischer Brothers' Koko the Clown in a series of early sixties made for TV cartoons that I sorta kinda barely remember I think. I know I had an understanding of who Koko was long before such books as Leonard Maltin's OF MICE AND MAGIC and even have some drawings of a Koko-like clown left over from high school days. Since the originals were then rarely revived on TV or even in theaters, where else would I have known him from?
That's Larry Storch voicing Koko AND the villain by the way, uncredited and hard to believe but confirmed by Larry himself! There are a couple lines where I definitely hear Larry but if you hadn't told me, I never would have guessed it.