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October 25, 2010 • News

Alex Anderson, Creator of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dead at 90


I don’t know about anyone else, but one staple of my childhood cartoon viewing was the Rocky & Bullwinkle show. The high-pitched squirrel and block-headed moose, along with the not-so-well-disguised Russian spies Boris & Natasha, My. Peabody & Sherman, Dudley Do-Right, and so on wove a wonderful set of memories that have lasted through the decades.

Today we learn that the creator of those shows, Alex Anderson, has died at the age of 90 after suffering for years with Alzheimer’s disease. For many years it was assumed that Jay Ward, the producer of the shows, was sole creator. That is because he copyrighted them after Anderson chose not to move to Los Angeles to participate in the television series. In the late 90’s Anderson successfully sued to get his credit restored for the creation of all of the main characters for that series.

Here is a typical clip:

I loved all of the little vignettes, from the rabbit out of a hat done above to history with Peabody and Sherman, to the grand adventures of Dudley Do-Right!

What were your best memories from those cartoons?

Source: GeekDad

3 Responses to " Alex Anderson, Creator of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dead at 90 "

  1. “That trick never works!”
    “Maybe I should have used a 7 and a half!”

    I also loved Fractured Fables.

  2. Mark Eichin says:

    RT @GearDiarySite: Alex Anderson, Creator of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dead at 90 http://goo.gl/fb/VBntm

  3. Bruce Keener says:

    Sad: I loved Rocky, Bullwinkle RT @GearDiarySite: Alex Anderson, Creator of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dead at 90 http://goo.gl/fb/VBntm

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