Raggedy Ann

Raggedy Ann

Her face is recognized the world over, a simple doll full of wholesome charm that has stood the test of time. She goes by the name of Raggedy Ann and, alongside her brother Andy, she has endeared herself to millions of children during her hundred years of existence. Continue reading...

Rodney Allen Rippy

Rodney Allen Rippy

Nothing says television commercial like a cute little kid with a grinning face and an infectious giggle. It was a formula that worked wonders for a little boy named Rodney Allen Rippy and helped put his mug all over the television set in the 70s. Continue reading...

Rollen Stewart

Rollen Stewart

Few ever knew his real name. But millions who tuned into major sporting events in the late 70s and much of the 80s became accustomed to his smiling face – not to mention his hard-to-miss rainbow wig and religious message. His name was Rollen Stewart, but most remember him simply as Rainbow Guy. Continue reading...

Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear

With World War II raging away, natural resources needed protection at all costs. A forest fire could be devastating in terms of lost lumber. The government handed a very special bear the task of informing the public about the dangers of fire and the need for watchful vigilance. And for over 60 years, he has proven himself worthy of the task. He is Smokey Bear and his contributions to the war effort and beyond have made him a legend. Continue reading...

Spuds McKenzie

Spuds McKenzie

When it comes to advertising mascots, a dog named “Honey Tree Evil Eye” just doesn’t have the right ring to it. Change the moniker to Spuds McKenzie however and you have a partying pooch that anyone could love. In fact, that universal love-fest from people of all ages is what would eventually lead to the curtailing of the beer-hawking bull terrier’s appearances. Continue reading...

Keebler Elves

The Keebler Elves

With a taste so uncommonly good, it’s hard to believe that these delicious treats came from a hollowed-out tree. But not just any old tree - one containing magical ovens manned by the diminutive Keebler Elves. Throughout their long history, they have continued to tantalize all who come within sight or smell of their irresistible specialty – cookies. Continue reading...

Thurl Ravenscroft

Thurl Ravenscroft

The name may not ring a bell, but rest assured that at some point in your life, perhaps even hundreds of times, you've heard the booming baritone voice of Thurl Ravenscroft. From 1940-2005, his voice was heard on television almost daily, and his voice work for Walt Disney, on records, films and at Disneyland is legendary. Continue reading...

Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim

The words “one-of-a-kind” get thrown around quite a bit, but they were perhaps never more appropriate than when used to describe a gentle soul named Tiny Tim. He captivated and amused the world with his inimitable falsetto voice, quirky wardrobe and ever-present ukulele. His appeal landed him an enormously successful Top-20 single, one that would forever be linked to the offbeat performer. Continue reading...