13 April 2013

Sidney the elephant

Sidney
Sidney
Sidney
Pachyderm, orphan, depressed, now an adult but more whining, also known as "Silly Sydney" or "Sick Sick Sidney" or "Bombo", Sidney lives in the jungles of Africa.

Naive and neurotic, incredibly clumsy, sucks its proboscis to feel secure blackberries, is afraid of everything and is bothered by the noise of the jungle.

"Stanley the Lion" and "Cleo the Giraffe", almost subrogation respectively in paternal and maternal roles of Sydney, are always on hand to protect him from any serious dangers.

The Sidney character was first released to theaters and later aired, from 5 October 1963 up to 1964, as a component of the Saturday morning cartoon "The Hector Heathcote Show" broadcast on NBC.
The original sound track of TV’s colorful cartoon program with the complete cast in 6 entertaining stories starring Hector Heathcote "The Minute and a Half Man”, Hashimoto-San and Sidney the Elephant, from Terrytoons. RCA Camden Records, 1964.
FIRST APPEARED: 
4 June 1958.

CREATOR:

Eugene "Gene" Merril Deitch
Eugene Merril Deitch (8 August 1924)
MUSIC: 
Philip A. Scheib
Philip A. Scheib (1894 - 1969)
VOICED
"Sidney the Elephant": Lionel Wilson & Dayton Allen;
"Stanley the Lion" & "Cleo the Giraffe": Dayton Allen.
Lionel Wilson (1924 - 2003)
Dayton Allen (1919 - 2004)
PRODUCER:
Terrytoons (and C.B.S.).

DISTRIBUTOR:
20th Century Fox.

CHARACTERS:
Sidney the Elephant
Stanley the Lion
Cleo the Giraffe
Mother Monkey
Papa Monkey
Rhinoceros
Ivory Hunter
Melvin the Mouse
Two Buzzards
Plantation Owner
Pirates
Fairy God-Elephant
Lion
Heminghunter
Assistant

CARTOONS:
SICK, SICK, SIDNEY (4 June 1958)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Cleo the Giraffe.

SIDNEY'S FAMILY TREE (1 December 1958)
("Academy Award" nomination in 1958)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Cleo the Giraffe, Mother Monkey, Papa Monkey.

HIDE AND GO SIDNEY (January 1960)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Cleo the Giraffe, Two Buzzards.

TUSK, TUSK (3 April 1960)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Cleo the Giraffe, Rhinoceros, Ivory Hunter.

THE LITTLEST BULLY (9 August 1960)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Melvin the Mouse.

TWO TON BABY SITTER (4 September 1960)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Cleo the Giraffe.

BANANA BINGE (1961)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Cleo the Giraffe, Stanley the Lion, Plantation Owner.

FLEET'S OUT (1961)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Cleo the Giraffe.

MEAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY (1961)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Cleo the Giraffe, Stanley the Lion, Plantation Owner.

REALLY BIG ACT (1961)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Cleo the Giraffe, Stanley the Lion, Plantation Owner.

TREE SPREE (1961)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Cleo the Giraffe, Stanley the Lion, Plantation Owner.

CLOWN JEWELS (1961)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Cleo the Giraffe, Stanley the Lion, Pirates.

PEANUT BATTLE (25 April 1962)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Cleo the Giraffe.

SEND YOUR ELEPHANT TO CAMP (4 July 1962)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Cleo the Giraffe.

HOME LIFE (1962)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Cleo the Giraffe.

SIDNEY'S WHITE ELEPHANT (1 May 1963)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Cleo the Giraffe.

DRIVEN TO EXTRACTION (28 June 1963)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Cleo the Giraffe.

SPLIT LEVEL TREE HOUSE (November 1963)
(TerryToons);
featuring Sidney the Elephant.

SIDNEY (4 December 1963)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Stanley the Lion, Cleo the Giraffe.

TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1963)
(TerryToon Cartoons, CBS Productions);
featuring Sidney the Elephant, Fairy God-Elephant, Lion.


GAMES:

The "Silly Sidney" game, published by "Transogram" in 1963.





COMICS:
"New Terrytoons", number 1, published in U.S.A. by "Dell publishing Co. Inc." in June-August 1960, price 0,10 USD, 36 pages (the first comic book story featuring Sidney).










...for me, after the cartoons of Disney, the best cartoon of my life: one endless poetry.

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