FROGTOWN -- The Frogtown Times is back in print! It's
been at least two years. We'll have to catch up on some of
Be careful, Joey News. There is a newspaper called the
Dolland News, although it may change its name to Dolland
How Can Dolland Be Improved?
THE LOCATION DOESN'T MATTER -- How can it? This is the
most pressing problem facing us. It could mean, as the
Joey News says,
facing a 30-year wait before new Gods come to help us.
That's a long time.
What has held Dolland up in the past is sports. The
problem is that when sports take a break, dolls take a
break. Sports would be even more fun if they were a part of
the doll community; instead, they have been the
Joey may be
the Renaissance Animal (or thing) of Dolland. He is trying
to establish an economy. He is making stores and
That's, on the surface, what we obviously need. How would
animals make a profit? Newspaper reporters could by letting
companies advertise in their newspapers. As an example: A
baseball club. It wants animals to come to their games, so
it can pay its players. It advertises in our paper, which
makes us money, as well as the money we get from selling it.
We'd have to distribute the paper, however; that would take
some of it away.
The club has people come to its games. They pay to get
into the stadium. The club divides its money among its
owner, players, groundskeepers, etc. You can see how easy it
is for an owner to be poor if not enough people come to his
club's games. He may be in debt to his players. Thus it is
best if the owner of a team is very rich.
Say the team is the Dogland D's. Furry is paid. He walks
downtown to buy...
What? That is the question. Should Dolland be limited to
newspapers and sports? Forget the "food tax", Joey; it's now
a good idea.
I suggest leisure-time activities. Places where animals
can do things. Swimming pools. Dancing clubs. Games
-- life-size video games that animals can actually
participate in, so to speak (like "video" games).
Theaters -- put on plays! Ice-skating rinks. The TV show
"Dolland's 7" can strengthen this, instead of "being"
Dolland's main activity for a while.
It can be done!
"Dolland's 7" News
FROGTOWN -- The first reel of the program "Dolland's 7"
has been completed!
The film reel was only 3 1/2 minutes long, so it did not
take long to complete it; filming was done in slightly over
two hours at the location of Philadelphia. Just the day
after next, the film was sent out of Dolland (way, way out)
to be developed.
And "7" producers say it came out great! Splicing
(rearranging film into the right order) will be needed, and
some shots were darker than was wanted, but it's said the
darkness will not hamper viewer enjoyment; import parts can
still be seen, and also the film was viewed on a screen with
a low-power light-bulb.
More location work will be required in Philadelphia; then
the location will switch (where, producers won't yet say).
The new location, however, will require many complicated
setups which may take an entire day to build. Thus filming
could take up to four days, including filming done in
The film and equipment is currently stored in Frogtown.
Frogtown Theater to Open
FROGTOWN -- A Frogtown Theater? Yes! The first of its
kind, it will be a classy, official place to watch plays put
on by various stuffed animal actors.
Different plays will be shown, but how they change is a
sketchy point right now. Each play will probably be
rehearsed once or twice, then shown on two different days,
how many times per day varying on their popularity.
This program offers would-be actors, such as
ones already established, such as
Lizard Coburn, to
perform. It also answers another, perhaps even more serious,
question: where will "Dolland's 7" episodes be shown?
The answer is, for the first time, at a huge stuffed
animal theater. The film will then be taken to various local
theaters, such as the Frogtown Theater (the actual name is
not clear right now), for repeated showings all through the
Scheduled "Dolland's 7" actors will probably "warm up"
with plays in the Frogtown Theater. Other theaters, also,
will probably be opening up to get ready for their main
events with stage plays.
by Adrian Dantly
Frog tried to swim to Bermuda.
On the way he met a barracuda.
He was ready to stab it with a harpoon
when he found it was just a kid's blow-up balloon.
In 1982 on a certain day
There was a very famous baseball play.
Joey gave up a single to Froggie Valenzuela
And, oh, how the Joeys did groan!
But that was nothing compared to when Joey threw the ball
And Froggie ran all the way home.
A fly ball hit down the left-field line
On no! There's no way Frog can catch it this time!
But Frog really flew, and what happened but--
"Oh my! What a great play!" I said.
Uh-oh... there goes the throw to first base
Ten feet over Plastic Frog's head.