Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on January 30, 2004
Long-running comic strip created by Chic Young, which was transferred to the screen and to radio, both versions starring Arthur Lake as Dagwood and Penny Singleton as Blondie. Lake, incidentally, did voice work for Warner Brothers as Mr. Hook.
Blondie and Dagwood are drawn as dogs in good Chic Young style in Hollywood Canine Canteen (McKimson, 1946). Tables are reserved for Dagwood, Blondie, and Baby Dumpling -- their son, who later became Alexander -- as well as a fire hydrant for Daisy, their dog in the Avery cartoon Hollywood Steps Out (1941). Ali Baba Bound (Clampett, 1940) features a mama camel named Blondie and a Baby Dumpling camel.