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Encyclopedia > Red Ryder

Red Ryyder was a popular American comic strip cowboy created by Fred Harman, an artist and former partner of Walt Disney. Red, accompanied by Little Beaver, his young Indian companion, began in 1938, appeared in over 750 newspapers and reached forty million readers. A radio show, 38 movies, and 40 commercial products extended from the strip. Harman, a founder of Cowboy Artists of America, discontinued the strip in 1963 to concentrate on his painting. This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... A cowboy (Spanish vaquero) tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches in North and South America. ... Walt Disney For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ...


At one time, Red Ryder was pitted against The Lone Ranger in radio show Badlands. Red Ryder was notable because he usually did not kill his enemies, shooting them in the hand and disarming them instead. The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger was an early, long-running radio and television show based on characters created by George W. Trendle of Detroit, Michigan and developed by writer Fran Striker of Buffalo, New York. ...


Red Ryder was also a short lived Western Television series lasting only one season in 1956 staring Jim Bannon. Western can refer to: A Western blot is a method in molecular biology to detect a certain protein in a sample by using antibody specific to that protein. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Many different Red Ryder toys, such as rifles and cowboy hats, were merchandised. In the movie A Christmas Story, the plot revolves around a young boy trying to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. A Christmas Story is a 1983 semi-biographical film based on the short stories of author Jean Shepherd collected in the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash. ... Steel BBs A BB gun is a pneumatic gun usually powered by compressed gas, electric revolution, or a spring. ... Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ...


External links

  • The Fred Harman Art Museum


Red Ryder is also the name of a well known communications and terminal emulation software program created for the Apple Macintosh in the 1980s. It was written by Scott Watson, who founded The FreeSoft Company of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. A terminal emulator, terminal application, term, or tty for short, is a program that emulates a dumb video terminal within some other display architecture. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... The iMac G5, Apples flagship consumer desktop. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Beaver Falls is a city located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ...


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Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Red Ryder (890 words)
Red Ryder, star of radio, television and the Silver Screen, is probably the most successful western hero ever to come out of comics.
The biggest difference between Red and Bronc (aside from a snappier name) was Stephen Slesinger, a creative promoter Harman hooked up with (also a central figure in Disney's license for Winnie the Pooh, which has been in the news quite a bit during the last few years).
Another way Red Ryder made his presence known to comic book readers was by appearing on the back covers of hundreds, perhaps thousands of separate issues, from many, many publishers, as the spokestoon for Daisy Air Rifles.
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