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Walt Kelly

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Walt Kelly1. Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While he was still a child, his family moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut where his father worked in a munitions plant. After graduating from Warren Harding High School in 1930, Kelly worked a few odd jobs until landing a position as a crime reporter on the Bridgeport Post. There he took up cartooning and illustrated a biography of Bridgeport native P. T. Barnum.

  • True or False?

2. Kelly worked for Disney from January 6, 1936 to September 12, 1941, contributing to films including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Dumbo, and The Reluctant Dragon. Kelly returns to Disney after the 1941 animators strike.

  • True or False?

3. What comic book company did he begin working for?

  • Marvel
  • DC
  • Dell

4. The characters of Pogo the possum and Albert the alligator were created by Kelly, for a comic book issue, in a story titled Albert Takes The Cake. When was the comic book series?

  • Animal Comics
  • Action Comics
  • Southern Tales Comics

5. The first Pogo strip appeared on October 4, 1948. What was the newspaper?

  • New York Star
  • Washington Post
  • Los Angeles Times

6. The paper folded on January 28, 1949 and Pogo ended. When was it launched as a syndicated comic strip by the Hall Syndicate?

  • February 1949
  • May 1949
  • August 1949

7. The series was based on animal characters. What animal was Pogo?

  • Possum
  • Cow
  • Horse

8. What was the name of the aligator?

  • Hector
  • Albert
  • Chuck

9. In 1951, the first paperback book collection of the strip was published. Who was the publisher?

  • Simon and Schuster
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Doubleday

10. In 1969, a half-hour animated television special, The Pogo Special Birthday Special was produced, and aired on the NBC television network. Kelly provided the voices for P.T. Bridgeport, Albert Alligator and Howland Owl.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answer

  1. True
  2. False. He never returned to Disney.
  3. Dell
  4. Animal Comics
  5. New York Star
  6. May 1949
  7. Possum
  8. Albert
  9. Simon and Schuster
  10. True

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