When did the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" start?

When did the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" start?

So, let's take a look back at Annie's background. The first was "Little Orphan Annie," a poem published in 1885 by James Whitcomb Riley. The narrative was later transformed into a daily newspaper comic strip called "Little Orphan Annie" by cartoonist Harold Gray. The animation aired from 1924 till it was canceled in 2010. It was revived in 2016 and is still running today.

Now, it may come as a surprise that Little Orphan Annie has been around for over 100 years. But the character was not created by Riley; he borrowed her name from a real orphan girl named Annie Moore who lived in his hometown of Ripley, Ohio. She was only eight or nine years old when she died in 1885.

It's important to note that Riley invented many other characters before he came up with Little Orphan Annie including some very popular poems and songs such as "Tippecanoe and Tyler too!" This song is now associated with Halloween because it was written as a campaign anthem for presidential candidate Henry Wirtz who sang it at his own inauguration in 1877. But before then, it was used as an army drill song during the War of 1812 by another young James Whitcomb Riley who was also from Ripley. So you can see how one person can have multiple characters born from their imagination.

In any case, we will never know what might have become of Annie Moore if she had not died so young.

Is Orphan Annie a true story?

The musical Annie is based on Harold Gray's comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," which was based on an 1885 poem originally named "The Elf Child." At the third printing of the poem, author James Whitcomb Riley changed the title to "Little Orphan Allie" to honor the real-life orphan who served as...

James Allen Gray was an American cartoonist who created the comic strip Little Orphan Annie from 1924 to 1971. The original character was an 11-year-old girl named Annie who lived with her aunt after her parents were killed by a train. She was given her own daily newspaper comic strip that was popular among children throughout the world.

Annie has been interpreted by various authors and artists since her creation. One such interpretation is that of Hollywood actress and singer Shirley Temple, who claimed while promoting her film career that she had always wanted to be Annie when she grew up. Another popular version is that of Gabrielle Aplin, daughter of musician David Aplin. When he died in 2003, she inherited his estate, including the rights to his characters. In 2005, she began publishing her own version of Little Orphan Annie called "Goosebumps" that has been very successful.

Both versions have been adapted into songs, books, and other forms of entertainment.

When did the radio show Annie come out?

In 1924, Annie debuted as a cartoon series. However, because of its role in A Christmas Story, more people may be aware with the radio show based on the strip that premiered in 1931 and ran until 1942.

During World War II, many popular radio shows were cancelled to make way for programs that adored by the public such as America's Sweetheart and The Mysterious Traveler. In 1946, when American culture started to recover from the war, Annie reappeared in the form of a radio program that was supposed to be heard every weekday evening at 5:30 pm EST. The show was sponsored by Kraft Foods and broadcast from New York City. Actor John Stephenson played the voice of Oliver Oken, a young boy who meets various characters from the comic book while his family waits for him at their home town diner. His father runs the carousel outside the diner where many of the strips scenes take place.

Nowadays, there are still new episodes available to listen to online at http://www.npr.org/podcasts/series/annie-the-cartoon. You can also download new episodes at regular intervals or subscribe for a monthly fee. There are also special episodes that cover topics such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. These episodes are released around April, July, and October respectively.

What year was Little Orphan Annie on the radio?

Little Orphan Annie, which initially aired on WGN radio in Chicago in 1930, was the first adventure for children. Harold Gray developed the first comic strip, Annie, in 1924 for the Chicago Tribune, which owned WGN. In April 1931, the radio series moved to NBC-Blue. Gray continued drawing Annie until his death in 1958.

Annie became a national phenomenon. Her popularity even surpassed that of her creator, who made as much as $50,000 a year from syndication deals. There were several adaptations of Annie into other media including a 1940 film starring Shirley Temple as Annie and a 1982 Broadway musical with a book by Arthur Laurents and music by John Kander.

In 2007, an animated television series based on Annie premiered on the CW network. The show follows the adventures of a young orphan named Annie Oakley (voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard) who lives with her foster family in Pittsburgh. In addition to shooting guns at targets, she can also sing, dance, play instruments, and do magic tricks.

The radio series inspired many other famous cartoon characters such as Flash Gordon, Green Lantern, and Scooby Doo. It is estimated that more than 100 million people have listened to the stories read by voice actor Walter Catlett during the 1930s and 1940s.

Catlett's rich baritone voice made him so popular that he remained on the air for nearly 30 years.

Where was the movie Annie set in 1933?

On December 19, 2014, Columbia released another cinematic adaption. During the Great Depression of 1933, a little orphan called Annie was residing in New York City's Hudson Street Orphanage. Agatha Hannigan, a vicious alcoholic who makes the orphans to clean the building every day, runs it. One day, Annie is mistakenly taken out of the orphanage and placed with a wealthy family, the Aldens. The children adopt her, naming her their own personal guardian angel, and she decides to stay with them.

Annie Man: She has been adopted by an American family, the Aldens. They live at 12 Cherry Tree Lane, near the city orphanage where she first landed up.

Now you might be wondering what kind of film would come out in 2013 but not in 1933. Well, the movie was written and directed by John Carney who had also written In Bruges which was released in 2008. So you can see that he knows how to write comedy scenes so this should be interesting to watch. Also, the cast is very famous so that will definitely attract more people to go and see the movie. But besides those two facts, I cannot say too much more about the movie because I have never heard of it before now.

It is very sad that there are only two images available from the movie on Google Plus.

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