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Songs of the Pogo Podcast

Jan 16, 2023

Welcome to the SONGS OF THE POGO Podcast - Episode # 2 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 2 – HIS STORY - are talented and versatile performers Norm Boucher as Walt Kelly, Danny Crawford as Albert Alligator, Aisha de Haas as Pricilla Hotchkiss singing the song Don’t Sugar Me, Zander Kirby as Beauregard the Houn’dog, Julia Maish as Pogo the Possum, Ashley Oviedo sings Many Harry Returns and Darren Stephens appears as Porkypine and Narrator. This episode’s theme is History from Walt’s history and back to the days of the founding fathers of the U. S. of A..

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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