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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.
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.
3. What comic book company did he begin working for?
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
- 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?
8. What was the name of the aligator?
9. In 1951, the first paperback book collection of the strip was
published. Who was the publisher?
- Simon and Schuster
- Barnes and Noble
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.