From Mel Blanc to June Foray, from Disney to Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Carnival is a lively hour of rare and classic cartoon audio, children's records, cartoon music and sound effects, new radio cartoons, interviews, and mini-documentaries about the wonderful world of animation. The thirty rare and restored audio cartoons in this collection feature such beloved characters as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Pixie & Dixie, Jinks, Quick Draw McGraw, Top Cat, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right, Popeye, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Cecil Tortoise, Yakky Doodle, Woody Woodpecker, Uncle Dunkle and Donnie, Punky Possum, and Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse. The wonderful cast includes Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg, June Foray, Corey Burton, Matt Hurwitz, Daws Butler, Don Messick, Doug Young, Chas Butler, Lee Harris, Nancy Cartwright, Mel Blanc, and many others.
This is an interesting collection of cartoon-related radio programming together with some private recordings (possibly never before broadcast), all collected and commented on by Joe Bevilacqua in his podcasts. It's guaranteed to be of interest to cartoon fans and historians.
Unfortunately, it loses a star purely because of poor editing. A lot of time is wasted on long pointless stretches of theme music, repeated credits, etc. Some episodic stories are widely separated, and one is even told out of order. Tighter editing, with an eye to combining a ragbag of podcasts into a single coherent audiobook, would have greatly improved the experience.