Friday, August 15, 2008

Give-A-Show Fridays: First at the Top of the World and The First Rocket!

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2 comments:

  1. I wonder why the mostly did ones based on cartoon UNTIL it comes for a record with them and then no cartoon based ones.. Probbly just cause it was cheaper but i remember the old (though new by means of these things) Read and Listen books where they take voice clips from the episodes along with new narration to tell the story..

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  2. I'm sure it was because of 1) costs (no licensing fees), and 2) someone at Kenner thought educational toys would do well.

    The idea was revisited in the 1970s, with a Give-A-Show Projector that had a built-in record player... I think they used licensed stuff there.

    Jon

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