‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’ Creator Dies at 90

The cartoonist who dreamed up “Rocky and Bullwinkle” has died.

Alexander Anderson Jr. was 90. He had Alzheimer’s disease.

Anderson and his fraternity brother, Jay Ward, started to produce cartoons specifically for TV. They worked out of a garage behind Anderson’s family’s home in Berkeley. There, they created Crusader Rabbit and his friend Rags the Tiger along with Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties and Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Anderson had said he couldn’t understand how a mouse or Superman could fly. But some squirrels actually do fly. So, he felt Rocky was closer to reality than Superman or Mighty Mouse.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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