Dennis the Menace (U.S. comics)

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Dennis the Menace is a daily syndicated newspaper comic strip originally created, written, and illustrated by Hank Ketcham.wikipedia
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Hank Ketcham

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Dennis the Menace is a daily syndicated newspaper comic strip originally created, written, and illustrated by Hank Ketcham.
Henry King Ketcham (March 14, 1920 – June 1, 2001) was an American cartoonist who created the Dennis the Menace comic strip, writing and drawing it from 1951 to 1994, when he retired from drawing the daily cartoon and took up painting full-time in his home studio.

Publishers-Hall Syndicate

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It debuted on March 12, 1951, in 16 newspapers and was originally distributed by Post-Hall Syndicate.
Some of the more notable strips syndicated by the company include Pogo, Dennis the Menace, Funky Winkerbean, Mark Trail, The Strange World of Mr. Mum, and Momma, as well as the cartoons of Jules Feiffer.

Dennis the Menace and Gnasher

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Coincidentally, a UK comic strip of the same name debuted on the same day, though the issue in question bore the cover date of March 17.
Coincidentally, on 12 March 1951, another comic strip named Dennis the Menace debuted in the US.

Comic strip

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Dennis the Menace is a daily syndicated newspaper comic strip originally created, written, and illustrated by Hank Ketcham.
The daily Peanuts is a strip, and the daily Dennis the Menace is a single panel.

King Features Syndicate

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It is now written and drawn by Ketcham's former assistants, Marcus Hamilton (weekdays, since 1995), Ron Ferdinand (Sundays, since 1981), and son Scott Ketcham (since 2010), and distributed to at least 1,000 newspapers in 48 countries and in 19 languages by King Features Syndicate.

Panel (comics)

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The comic strip usually runs for a single panel on weekdays and a full strip on Sundays.
Major comic strips in panel format include The Far Side, Dennis the Menace, The Family Circus, Ziggy, Herman and Ripley's Believe It or Not.

Wichita, Kansas

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Dennis the Menace takes place in a middle-class suburban neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas.
The city is also the setting of the long-running comic strip Dennis the Menace.

Jay North

The first one produced is a CBS sitcom that aired from 1959 to 1963 starring Jay North as Dennis, Herbert Anderson as Henry Mitchell and father to Dennis; Joseph Kearns as George Wilson, and subsequently Gale Gordon as his brother, John Wilson.
Beginning a career as a child actor at the age of six, he became a household name during the early 1960s for his role as the well-meaning but mischievous Dennis Mitchell on the CBS situation comedy Dennis the Menace, based on the comic strip created by Hank Ketcham.

Al Wiseman

Al Wiseman, one of Ketcham's assistants in the 1950s and '60s, worked on many of them.
Alvin R. Wiseman (August 25, 1918 – May 17, 1988) was an American cartoonist who worked on both comic strips and comic books, notably his long stint on the Dennis the Menace comic books.

Herbert Anderson

The first one produced is a CBS sitcom that aired from 1959 to 1963 starring Jay North as Dennis, Herbert Anderson as Henry Mitchell and father to Dennis; Joseph Kearns as George Wilson, and subsequently Gale Gordon as his brother, John Wilson.
Herbert Anderson (March 30, 1917 – June 11, 1994) was an American character actor from Oakland, California, probably best remembered for his role as Henry Mitchell, the father, in the CBS television sitcom Dennis the Menace, which was based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name.

National Cartoonists Society

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Ketcham received the Reuben Award for the strip in 1953.

Zombie strip

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They continued it as a "zombie strip" after Ketcham's death in 2001, where the two, and since 2010, Scott Ketcham, continue the strip.
However, in some cases, the new head cartoonist has often been the assistant of the former, as Dennis the Menace, after Hank Ketcham's retirement, was developed by his former assistants who have taken over.

Mason Gamble

Another live-action Dennis the Menace film, starring Walter Matthau as Mr. Wilson and Mason Gamble as Dennis, was released to theaters in 1993.
Mason Wilson Gamble (born January 16, 1986) is a former American actor and marine biologist known for his portrayal of Dennis Mitchell in the 1993 film Dennis the Menace, a role he got after beating out a reported 20,000 children who had auditioned, and as Jason Schwartzman's sidekick, Dirk Calloway, in Wes Anderson's critically acclaimed 1998 film Rushmore.

Dennis the Menace (film)

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Another live-action Dennis the Menace film, starring Walter Matthau as Mr. Wilson and Mason Gamble as Dennis, was released to theaters in 1993.
Dennis the Menace is a 1993 American comedy film based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name.

Dennis the Menace (1986 TV series)

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A daily animated syndicated series was produced by DiC Entertainment in 1986 with Brennan Thicke as the voice of Dennis, also featuring Phil Hartman who voiced George Wilson and Henry Mitchell.
Dennis the Menace is an American animated series produced by DIC Animation City (with season 2 co-produced by Crawleys Animation), based on the comic strip by Hank Ketcham.

All-New Dennis the Menace

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DiC also produced the All-New Dennis the Menace for CBS Saturday Mornings in 1993 with Adam Wylie voicing Dennis.
All-New Dennis the Menace is an American animated series produced by DIC Animation City, based on the comic strip by Hank Ketcham.

A Dennis the Menace Christmas

The most recent film adaptation, A Dennis the Menace Christmas was released to DVD on November 6, 2007.
A Dennis the Menace Christmas is a 2007 direct-to-video film starring Maxwell Perry Cotton and Robert Wagner, based on the comic strip by Hank Ketcham.

Fawcett Comics

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Dennis the Menace has been published in comic books and comic digests from the 1950s through the 1980s by a variety of publishers, including Standard/Pines (1953–58), Fawcett Comics (1958–80, during their only return to comics after settling the Captain Marvel lawsuit and selling much of their comics division to Charlton Comics), and Marvel Comics (1981–82).
Fawcett returned to publishing comics in the 1960s, mainly publishing Dennis the Menace and other such titles.

Dennis the Menace in Mayday for Mother

Dennis the Menace was adapted into an animated special, Dennis the Menace in Mayday for Mother which aired in 1981 and was produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and Mirisch Films.
It is based on Hank Ketcham's 1951 comic strip.

Dairy Queen

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Dennis the Menace appeared in A&W Restaurants advertising in the 1960s, then Dairy Queen marketing from 1971 until 2001, when he was dropped because Dairy Queen felt children could no longer relate to him.
Dennis the Menace and other characters from the comic strip appeared in Dairy Queen marketing as a spokestoon from 1971 until December 2002, when he was dropped because Dairy Queen felt children could no longer relate to him.

Don Rickles

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This was followed with the direct-to-video Dennis the Menace Strikes Again in 1998, starring Don Rickles as Mr. Wilson.
Rickles starred as George Wilson in 1998's Dennis the Menace Strikes Again.

Dennis the Menace (1959 TV series)

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Dennis the Menace is an American sitcom based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name.

DIC Movie Toons

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An animated movie, Dennis the Menace in Cruise Control, premiered as part of Nickelodeon's Sunday Movie Toons block in 2002 and later released to DVD.