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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Color Corey Feldman!
The marketing machine for the 1984 Steven Spielberg movie "Gremlins" worked well on me. I was obsessed with Gizmo, the cute Mogwai, and Stripe, the scary Gremlin.
The character of Mrs. Deagle in "Gremlins" was played by actress Polly Holliday (she was "Flo" in the TV series "Alice"). I went to college where she went to school, and she visited the campus when I was there. I am happy to report that she was very nice and friendly!
I have a Gremlins activity book that has some outstanding drawings. The artist is not credited, which is a real shame.
This illustration recreates a scene with Gizmo, Billy (Zach Galligan) and Pete (played by Corey Feldman).
There was talk years ago of Warner Brothers developing an animated version of "Gremlins" into a TV series, and I had wondered if they would use the great character designs shown in this book.
Corey Feldman is great at playing rascals, but he was also the innocent voice of young Copper the dog in the 1981 animated feature, "The Fox and the Hound" (which is one of my all-time favorite Disney cartoons).