Monday, April 22, 2013

LATEST REVIEW: The Best of Cartoon Carnival Volume 2 - The Holiday Specials by Joe Bevilacqua (Audiobook Review)

The Best of Cartoon Carnival
Volume 2,
The Holiday Specials

by Joe Bevilacqua
Series: Cartoon Carnival, Volume 2
Copyright: 2012 Waterlogg Productions
Duration: 10 hours, 42 minutes unabridged
Genres: comedy, radio production
Filed in: Audiobook Reviews

PUBLISHER’S SUMMARY: Over 10 hours of cartoon characters celebrating President's Day, Valentine's Day, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Fourth of July, Election, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more. As heard on Sirius XM Radio and NPR stations! 

As the protege of cartoon voice legend Daws Butler (Yogi Bear), the veteran award-winning broadcaster (NPR, XM Radio) Joe Bevilacqua is no stranger to the cartoon world. Joe Bev even co-authored his mentor's authorized biography, Daws Butler, Characters Actor, available at 

From Mel Blanc to June Foray, from Disney to Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Carnival is a lively hour of rare and classic cartoon audio, children's records, cartoon music and sound effects, new radio cartoons, interviews and mini-documentaries about the wonderful world of animation.

©2012 Joseph Bevilacqua, Waterlogg Productions (P)2012 Waterlogg Productions

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AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Hey everybody, it’s time for more cartoony fun with The Best of Cartoon Carnival Volume 2 – The Holiday Specials! The husband and wife team of Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg are at their all-time silliest in this collection of holiday material. Joe and Lorie can do so many unique voices that I sometimes wonder how they can remember which is their real voice. There’s way too much material on this 10 hour collection to cover all at once, but here are some of the February-appropriate highlights:

For Valentine’s Day, Joe and Lorie treat us to some clips from classic cartoons characters such as Charlie Brown, Bugs Bunny, Pepe le Pew, and Popeye. Those are a lot of fun, but what I enjoy most is Joe and Lorie’s own creations such as the Camp Waterlogg Chronicles. Listen in as Sergeant Lefty tries to get his sweetheart, Olive Pitts, to go to the dance with him. And if that isn’t enough for you, you’ll also hear a real live college professor explain the mathematics of love and romance. If there’s one thing that puts me in the mood for love, it’s mathematics.

Let’s see, what else comes in February? Oh yes, President’s Day! Joe and Lorie haven’t forgotten this all-important day in their holiday collection. You’ll hear from more classics like Bugs Bunny and Kermit the Frog. One of my favorites from the President’s Day collection was an old bit by Bob Newhart where he mocks up a telephone call between Abraham Lincoln and his press agent. Some funny stuff there. And, of course, we get some original work from Joe and Lorie in a truly funny scene with George Washington and his wife Martha. Who would have thought those two would bicker so much at home.

And that’s just the tip of Cupid’s love-tinged arrow. This holiday collection has material for just about every holiday on the calendar including Independence Day, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and of course Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. It’s more than 10 hours of cartoony fun with all the best from Joe and Lorie.

You can also check out Joe Bev and the gang every Saturday, starting at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT, "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block" includes radio comedy, classic jazz, radio drama and documentary, starting with The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, then The Jazz-O-Rama Hour and The Joe Bev Experience following. Listen online from around the world, at

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