George Ernest Studdy 1878-1948
Bonzo originally first appeared in several of Studdy’s sketches in 1922 in "The Sketch" magazine. When war broke out, he was commissioned by Gaumont to produce a series of short films called “Studdy’s War Studies.” Studdy later introduced Bonzo into his sketches. Bonzo also made appearances in The American Weekly, Fantasio, and Tit-Bits.
Bonzo the Dog has a lovable vibe and look. He is a white, chubby dog with some small black spots. He has big blue eyes and expressive ears. Bonzo quickly became a popular icon not only in the United Kingdom, but was one of the first cartoon characters to be loved around the globe.
Bonzo’s film career launched in 1924 at the Marble Arch Pavilion with the premier of the first of 26 cartoons.
Bonzo’s film career launched in 1924 at the Marble Arch Pavilion with the premier of the first of 26 cartoons, “Sausage Snatching Sensation.”
Bonzo wearing a set of headphones, became associated with the Crosley Pup, an affordable mass-produced AM radio introduced by Powel Crosley Jr. in the United States in 1925. Years later, both Bonzo commercial items and Crosley Pup radios became valuable as collectibles.