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Songs of the Pogo Podcast

May 11, 2023

Songs of the Pogo Podcast Episode # 6

HIS IMAGINATION - The Wonderful World of Walt Kelly

Welcome to the SONGS OF THE POGO Podcast where Hosts Frank Farrell and Ben Masterton recreate the hysterical and imaginative Wonderful World of Walt Kelly; his writings, songs and comic strip stories mixed in with his personal memoirs and magazine interviews.  Joining Frank and Ben for Episode 6 – HIS IMGINATION - are talented and versatile performers Norm Boucher as Walt Kelly, Darren Stephens as Narrator and Porkypine, Jeanette Schwaba, Elizabeth Kelly and Jennifer Kim as the Three Bats, Richard Henzel as Gil Kane, Julia Maish as Pogo, Karen Eterovich as Milady Bruharrow and Zander Kirby as Narrator.

Walt Kelly (August 25, 1913 – October 18, 1973), was an American animator and cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Pogo.  He began his animation career in 1936 at Walt Disney Studios, contributing to Pinocchio, Fantasia and Dumbo. In 1941, at the age of 28, Kelly transferred to work at Dell Comics, where he created Pogo, which eventually became his platform for political and philosophical humor. Pogo ran for 26 years in daily newspapers in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

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