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Little Lulu is the first-ever animated stand-up comic. Her best friend Annie is always there for her, and Lulu always has arguments with Tubby and the boys in his club. They are always tricking each other and get into crazy adventures in school, in the neighbourhood and in the park. Written by
These cartoons (many of them, at least) are animated versions of the Little Lulu comic books from the 1940's and 50's. They used the stories unchanged, except for minor adaptations in the wording. John Stanley, who's been dead for years already, wrote the stories. They didn't have to credit him, because he did it as an employee of the comic book publisher and was never credited in the first place. But I wish it were better known that these are 50-to-60-year-old stories, because that makes it even more remarkable how good they are. The "kids are smart" theme, and especially the "girls are smart" theme, were already popular ideas back then, but weren't found in the media, except in those and a few other early ground-breaking comic book series. The Beauty Contest, the Snowball War, the Business Girl (lemonade story), and the Picnic Pirates--these were among the many examples of Stanley's genius to be found on this show.
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