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Jay Ward

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Hey Doc, Try this Cartoon Trivia1. Jay Ward was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and earned an undergraduate degree at the University of California at Berkeley. Where did he earn his MBA?

  • UC Berkeley
  • Harvard
  • Penn

2. His first chosen career was real estate. Even when his animation company was at the height of its success, he continued to own his own real estate firm as a "fallback" business.

  • True or False?

3. Ward moved into the infant medium of television with the help of his childhood friend and animator. Who was the friend and animator?

  • Alex Anderson
  • Emmitt J. Smith
  • Oscar J. Raymond

4. The first episode was aired (locally) over KNBH in Los Angeles on August 1, 1950. What was the animated series?

  • Daffy�s Show
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Canadian Mounties

5. Ward through a series of legal maneuvers against them, lost the rights to the character, and a new color Crusader series under a different producer premiered in 1956. Who won the rights?

  • Capitol Enterprises
  • Animated Capitol Corporation
  • Jay Ward Productions

6. Jay Ward�s company also designed trademark characters and made numerous commercials for these products. Who was NOT one of these characters?

  • Cap'n Crunch
  • Quisp
  • Tony the Tiger

7. What show was based upon the original property The Frostbite Falls Revue?

  • The Flintstones
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • Cactus Jack�s Adventures

8. Early in his career, Ward was involved in two nearly-fatal incidents. He was run over by a car just outside his office, and later received incorrect medical treatment while hyperventilating on an airplane. He subsequently developed agoraphobia.

  • True or False?

9. It ran for 17 episodes on Saturday mornings from September 9 to December 30, 1967, on the American TV network ABC. What was an animated television series produced by Jay Ward and Bill Scott, who created Rocky & Bullwinkle.

  • The Candy Man Can
  • George of the Jungle
  • Happy Hoppy

10. Jay Ward bought an island in the area near his home and dubbed it "Moosylvania," based upon the home of his most famous TV character Bullwinkle. He and publicist Howard Brandy crossed the country in a circus wagon, gathering signatures on a petition for statehood for Moosylvania. They then visited Washington, D.C. and attempted to gain an audience with President. What was the national crisis at the time?

  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident
  • Watergate

Check Your Answer

  1. Harvard
  2. True
  3. Alex Anderson
  4. Crusader Rabbit
  5. Capitol Enterprises
  6. Tony the Tiger
  7. Rocky and Bullwinkle
  8. True
  9. George of the Jungle
  10. Cuban Missile Crisis

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