Saturday, October 17, 2015

From Comics to Toons: US Acres (1988)

Jim Davis' "other" strip, US Acres, was part of the package when CBS decided to promote Garfield to their Saturday morning lineup in 1988. Incredibly, the TV version outlasted the strip, which began in 1986, 2 years prior to the TV show, and continued after Davis ended the newspaper version in 1989 after a 3 year run.

In other parts of the world, it's known as Orson's Farm, after the lead character, a pig (Gregg Berger). I guess this is due to sensitivity toward offending other countries that have issues with ours.

As with the Garfield half of the show, the regular cast would voice multiple roles. Factor in also veterans Howard Morris and Frank Welker, and this is one underrated series.

In "Swine Trek", Orson has a fever dream that imagines him and his barnyard pals aboard a certain starship.....

The "Quickie" skits were equally distributed between the two feature segments of the show.

No rating. I have no memory of seeing "Swine Trek".


Austin Schivera said...

I'm not sure how Howard Morris is going to voice this, since, he's been dead, since, 2005.

hobbyfan said...

Dude, this was produced back in 1988-9. Read the whole piece.

Austin Schivera said...

Dude, When you said, the regular cast will voice multiple roles, I thought, you thought, that Howard Morris was still alive.

hobbyfan said...

I've since corrected the tense in the original post, once I realized that's where the problem was.