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Topical Bonzette

It’s the canine o’clock news as George Studdy’s loveable cartoon pup Bonzo takes on the newsreels

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1925 7 mins Silent


If you have a bone to pick with fake news, then try the canine variety. Britain’s first cartoon star was Bonzo the dog, birthed in George Studdy’s one page drawings in “The Sketch” and then brought to life in this 24 part animated series. Here Bonzo takes on the newsreels, and whether it is grand openings, fashion shows, or sport, the bashful Bonzo remains a loveable comic presence.