Thunderbolt the Wondercolt- circa 1952

Beany and Cecil’s creator, Bob Clampett, formerly a veteran director at the Warner Bros. cartoon studio where he was the father of Tweety Bird and one of the fathers of Bugs Bunny, Clampett set off on his own in the late 1940s with the dream to create what he called “dimensional animation.” The result was “Time for Beany.” The wild success of the show spawned several other shows, including one about a superhero horse, “Thunderbolt the Wondercolt,” and the first puppet variety show, “Willy the Wolf.”Thunderbolt the Wondercolt was never released on VHS or DVD. It never had any rerun since it’s original date and never aired outside L.A. Thunderbolt the Wondercolt had a 15-minute show each night at 6. The show was eventually dropped for various reasons and fell into obscurity. A real gem of a find, and a must see for those who enjoy a great classic puppetshow.

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