History ComicStrip / TheKatzenjammerKids

4th May '18 5:38:15 AM Roo
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** The second was a series of Creator/{{MGM}} cartoons adapting ''The Captain and the Kids'', which ran for 15 shorts. It notably featured direction by greats such as Creator/FrizFreleng and [[Creator/HannaBarbera Bill Hanna]], and the voice talents of Creator/MelBlanc and Billy Bletcher.

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** The second was a series of Creator/{{MGM}} cartoons adapting ''The Captain and the Kids'', which ran for 15 shorts. It notably featured direction by greats such as Creator/FrizFreleng and [[Creator/HannaBarbera Bill Hanna]], and the voice talents of Creator/MelBlanc and Billy Bletcher. These cartoons tended to focus mostly on the Captain, with the kids [[DemotedToExtra taking on a secondary role]].
4th May '18 12:51:30 AM Roo
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* KarmicTrickster: Over the years, Hans and Fritz developed a very strong streak of this. While they remained mischief-makers who would prank, trick and mock just about everyone just because they thought it was funny, more and more it became clear that their ''worst'' pranks (and the ones they most often got away with) were done as revenge for unfair treatment or against unreasonable authority figures.

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* KarmicTrickster: Over the years, Hans and Fritz developed a very strong streak of this. While they remained mischief-makers who would prank, trick and mock just about everyone just because they thought it was funny, more and more it became clear that their ''worst'' pranks (and the ones they most often got away with) were done as revenge for unfair treatment or against unreasonable authority figures.figures, and often done as revenge for earlier unfair treatment.
4th May '18 12:49:49 AM Roo
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Hans and Fritz's third brother, retroactively named Kurt, was only in the ''very'' earliest strips and then vanished without a trace. Their old father stuck around for a ''bit'' longer, but never got a large role in the strip and was dropped early on.
* {{Crossover}}: In the strip's early years, characters from other comic strips would often make guest appearances. The most prominent of these was Happy Hooligan, who was a recurring character in the strip for some years.


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* KarmicTrickster: Over the years, Hans and Fritz developed a very strong streak of this. While they remained mischief-makers who would prank, trick and mock just about everyone just because they thought it was funny, more and more it became clear that their ''worst'' pranks (and the ones they most often got away with) were done as revenge for unfair treatment or against unreasonable authority figures.
4th May '18 12:21:23 AM Roo
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* TheDitz: Mama usually plays this role, being extremely gullible and sometimes showing near-{{Cloudcuckoolander}} levels of disconnect from reality... though she does have her moments of savvyness and will occasionally show that she does in fact have a brain.

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* TheDitz: Mama usually plays this role, being especially in the Knerr version of the strip. She's extremely gullible and sometimes showing shows near-{{Cloudcuckoolander}} levels of disconnect from reality... though she does have her moments of savvyness and will occasionally show that she does in fact have a brain.
4th May '18 12:20:09 AM Roo
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* TheDitz: Mama usually plays this role, being extremely gullible and sometimes showing near-{{Cloudcuckoolander}} levels of disconnect from reality... though she does have her moments of savvyness and will occasionally show that she does in fact have a brain.
4th May '18 12:14:36 AM Roo
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* TheDividual: Hans and Fritz are almost always seen together and have the exact same personality.



* SmugSnake: Rollo Rhubarb, the self-proclaimed "boy genius" that was often bested by the Katzes.

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* SmugSnake: Rollo Rhubarb, the self-proclaimed "boy genius" that was often bested by the Katzes. He ''is'' actually pretty smart; in his early appearances he was TheAce who constantly one-upped Hans and Fritz, but after a while he became less invincible and ended up on the losing side more often than not.


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* VitriolicBestBuds: The Captain and the Inspector. They're good buddies who like hanging out together, but they need no excuses to start fighting, pranking and teasing each other.
11th Feb '18 8:57:30 PM Mdumas43073
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first years of the strip were drawn in a completely different art style than the more cartoony approach that the strip would settle into. The Captain was also absent for the first five years (with an unnamed father figure being in his steed, and even he abruptly vanished from the comic before the Captain's introduction) and there were ''three'' Katzenjammer Kids instead of two.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first years of the strip were drawn in a completely different art style than the more cartoony approach that the strip would settle into. The Captain was also absent for the first five years (with an unnamed father figure being in his steed, stead, and even he abruptly vanished from the comic before the Captain's introduction) and there were ''three'' Katzenjammer Kids instead of two.
11th Feb '18 8:56:08 PM Mdumas43073
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* PrintLongRunners: To date, it is the longest-running newspaper comic in history--the original strip has run uninterrupted for ''109 years'' (not to mention the strip continues in reruns)!

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* PrintLongRunners: To date, it is the longest-running newspaper comic in history--the original strip has run ran uninterrupted for ''109 years'' (not to mention the strip continues continuing in reruns)!
11th Feb '18 8:52:16 PM Mdumas43073
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In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Dirks quit the Hearst organization (later Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate) and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'' for the rival Pulitzer chain, eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original ''Katzenjammer Kids'' strip continued under the pen of Harold H. Knerr until 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards. Hy Eisman drew the strip until 2006, being run weekly in reprints to this day.

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In 1914, after following a series of nasty legal battles, Dirks quit the Hearst organization (later Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate) and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'' for the rival Pulitzer chain, eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original ''Katzenjammer Kids'' strip continued under the pen of Harold H. Knerr until 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards. Hy Eisman drew the strip until 2006, being run weekly in reprints to this day.
11th Feb '18 8:51:54 PM Mdumas43073
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In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Rudolph Dirks quit the Hearst organization (later Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate) and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'' for the rival Pulitzer chain, eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original ''Katzenjammer Kids'' strip continued under the pen of Harold H. Knerr until 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards. Hy Eisman drew the strip until 2006, being run weekly in reprints to this day.

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In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Rudolph Dirks quit the Hearst organization (later Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate) and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'' for the rival Pulitzer chain, eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original ''Katzenjammer Kids'' strip continued under the pen of Harold H. Knerr until 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards. Hy Eisman drew the strip until 2006, being run weekly in reprints to this day.
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