Saturday, May 3, 2008

Saturday Morning Toons: Tom Slick

From the same folks that brought us the classic “Rocky and Bullwinkle” (Jay Ward Productions), “Tom Slick” was one of my favourite cartoons when I was a kid. Originally, it ran together with “George of the Jungle” and the hilarious “Super Chicken” series. Unsurprisingly, it never enjoyed the enormous commercial success of Hanna-Barbera’s somewhat similar “Wacky Racers” that was on the air at the same time, but it was a world apart in terms of sophistication and satirical bite.