A Bob Clampett Cartoon

Posted: June 25, 2009 in Amazon Store, Bob Clampett

Beany and Cecil are coming to DVD this September with Volume 2 of The Beany And Cecil show. Unfortunately Volume 1 was released in 2001 and I don’t think that there are any plans to bring it back into print, but Volume 2 is 2009’s must buy cartoon DVD.

 For those who don’t know who Beany and Cecil are, they were created by famed Looney Tunes director Bob Clampett in the 40s on his TV show Time For Beany, which was not an animated show but a puppet show. It was said that this show was a favourite of many famous people, among them Albert Einstein and Groucho Marx. Apparently the DVD contains some episodes of Time For Beany. For those who want to see what the puppet show was like, here are some clips form Youtube.

About a decade after the puppet show finished Clampett decided to animate Beany And Cecil, which is the main focus of the DVD and perhaps what most people most fondly remember. The animated version has many famous fans also, from Ren & Stimpy creator John K to AC/DC guitarist Angus Young.

I heard that Time For Beany was shown in Australia in the cinemas as short films, as we did not get TV until 1956. When I heard this news it was just stated that it was Beany and Cecil that was shown in cinemas, but I gather that the animated version would have been shown on TV when it came out in the early 60s.

 Anyway, the DVD is now on pre-order at Amazon for $17.50, which is very cheap.  You can order it by clicking on the link below.

Beany & Cecil Volume 2


  1. Millsie says:

    It was the early animated Beany & Cecil’s that were shown in cinemas in Australia.

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