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Axel and his Dog – The Early Years

Here’s Axel in the Tree House with a skunk, probably around the fall of 1954.   Notice that by this time he is wearing the broad-striped shirt, but his mustache is much larger than it was later.

Axel with Sylvia the monkey, who was a frequent, though rather uncooperative, guest on Axel and His Dog during its first year.

Axel and Hazel the burro — like Sylvia the monkey, Hazel was another frequent animal guest during the first year of Axel and His Dog. Her tendency to relieve herself in the studio may have been a factor in her elimination from the cast!

Axel and Towser in the Tree House, probably in late 1954 or early 1955.

Updated: April 30, 2013 — 3:33 pm

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