A seal who can't balance? An elephant who always forgets? A green cow who
walks on her front feet? These are just some of the wacky characters from
the unique mind of Daws Butler, the man who voiced most of the classic
Hanna-Barbera characters--Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw
and Snagglepuss, to name a few.
Uncle Dunkle and Donnie is a collection of imaginative,
never-before-released cartoon scripts by Butler, who also worked on the
classic 1960s Jay Ward "Fractured Fairy Tales" and "Aesop and Sons"
The book was edited, co-written and illustrated (in retro Hanna-Barbera
style) by Butler protégé Joe Bevilacqua, who has also recorded an audio
"cartoon" book of UNCLE DUNKLE AND DONNIE, doing all the voices himself!
What the animation industry is saying about UNCLE DUNKLE AND DONNIE:
"It all started with Daws Butler--actor, writer, teacher--writing UNCLE
DUNKLE AND DONNIE children's stories with exquisite sophisticated humor
but always resonating with gentle and subtle lessons in morality. Then
came Joe Bevilacqua--also actor, writer and producer--vocally bringing to
life all of the charming characters in the Daws Butler book. Reading and
listening to UNCLE DUNKLE AND DONNIE is a delightful experience that you
and your family can and will enjoy!"
- June Foray, legendary voice actress (Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Witch
"Any cartoon fan can recognize Daws Butler's multitude of voices, but few
know of his writing. Butler, a purveyor of witty wordplay and twisty
tales, will surprise and amuse readers. These stories now come to life as
told by the hilarious Joe Bevilacqua, man of 97 voices!"
- Linda Simensky (Senior Director of Programming for PBS Kids)