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"Cap'n Crunch stays crunchy even in milk." "It contains corn for punch and oats for crunch, sweetened just right."
Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound for Hanna Barbera, and literally dozens of characters in the Fractured Fairy Tales segments for Ward, was the original voice of The Cap'n and crew member Alfie. June Foray (Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Little Nell, Witch Hazel) played all the female characters as well as two of the kids on the Guppy's crew. Paul Frees (Boris Badenov, Inspector Fenwick, and most of the pirate voices in "Pirates of the Caribbean" at the Disney theme parks) was the narrator. Bill Scott voiced Jean LaFoote, crew member Dave, and Harry S. Hippo.
According to Quaker Oats, the Cap'n was once promoted to Admiral! "After a tremendous outpouring from his fans, the Quaker Oats Company decided to promote the Cap'n. But Admiral Crunch quickly became bored with his desk job at Crunch Headquarters. And after a small mishap with the Crunch Berrie and Crunch Biscuit machine (at the hands of two recently promoted new co-Cap'ns) he decided that he was truly the best one suited for the role as the Cap'n. He soon requested his old position again, and he went back to being the best Cap'n that Crunch Headquarters has ever had. He is much happier now!"
Other Characters (and cereals) associated with them: Harry S. Hippo (Punch Crunch), Jean Lafoote the Barefoot Pirate (Cinnamon Crunch), Wilma the Winsome White Whale and Seadog (Vanilly Crunch), Chockle the Blob, a shape-shifting blob of chocolate chip cookie dough (Choco Crunch), Crunchberry Beast (Crunch Berries), Smedley the Elephant (Peanut Butter Crunch), Cap'n Crunch as Santa Claus (Christmas Crunch), Tugboat Granny (Cap'n Crunch's Instant Hot Cereal), Shark and Turtle (Deep Sea Crunch), Magnolia Bulkhead and Otis, The Soggies, and Jean Lafoote's son.
Cap'n Crunch Ship Shake (1969/1970) was a liquid cereal that came in three flavors: Chocolate Malt, Chocolate, and Strawberry. It was "as good for you as a bowl of oatmeal".
Cap'n Crunch's AirHeads Berries (1Q-2003) was basically a box of Crunch Berries shaped like balloons in 4 berry flavors. They also included a package of AirHeads free inside the box.Cap'n Crunch's Fish Tales:
1. "The Cap'n is gone!" In 1985 and 1999, the Cap'n disappeared. In 1985, Kids collected clues from three different cereal back panels to solve where the Cap'n has gone. The answer was released December 14, 1985. (He was in the Milky Way!) In Winter 1999, the Cap'n disappeared again. This time kids could log on to the internet to help solve the clues. In Spring 2000, the Cap'n was back. Seems he was in Volcanica (at the center of the Earth) saving the Earth's supply of Crunchium.
2. The Cap'n Crunch image has been updated several times and, yes, an updated Cap'n did appear on the package following the 1985 Where's the Cap'n? promotion.
3. There is a story that an early box of Cap'n Crunch featured images of a snake, and a shark hanging by a noose with a spider in the shark's mouth. The message was that Cap'n Crunch could rid kids of these three fears. Has anyone actually seen this box, and can anyone verify this information?
4. In the early 1960's, Quaker Oats chose Jay Ward to come up with a character to sell a new cereal it was considering marketing. Jay Ward's idea was a sea captain with a zany crew. Quaker Oats loved the idea and had Jay Ward Studios film a series of commercials. It was only after approving the commercials that Quaker got around to manufacturing a cereal to go along with the commercials.
5. Cap'n Crunch's father's name is Admiral Horatio Crunch Sr. The Cap'n followed in his father's footsteps and became a great navigator of the seas. Along the way he discovered Crunch Island and began harvesting the ingredients for his cereal.
Alfie, Carlyle, Dave, and BrunhildeQuaker Oats Cap'n Crunch Cereal
|Alfie (the tall), Carlyle (the small and silent), Dave (the untidy), and Brunhilde (the girl) were the crew of the S. S. Guppy. They helped Cap'n Crunch and Seadog man the ship and protect the cargo hold of cereal which "stays crunchy, even in milk". Daws Butler voiced Alfie. June Foray played Brunhilde and Carlyle. Bill Scott voiced Dave.|
Supposedly, in 1998, Quaker Oats has added three new characters in Canada, named "Billy", "Betty" and "Bang".
WoodyQuaker Oats Cap'n Crunch Cereal
|Woody (circa 1969 - 1971) never appeared on a cereal box but he did appear in series of commercials created for Cap'n Crunch cereal where they visited Crunch Island. We are not sure if those commercials were ever aired however. Woody was a semaphore flag man for the S.S. Guppy. The signal he is sending in this image is "Man Overboard".|
SeadogQuaker Oats Cap'n Crunch Cereal
Quaker Oats Vanilly Crunch Cereal
|Seadog (1963) serves as first mate on Cap'n Crunch's ship The S. S. Guppy. He represented Vanilly Crunch in 1972.|
Jean LaFooteQuaker Oats Cap'n Crunch's Cinnamon Crunch Cereal
|Jean LaFoote, the Barefoot Pirate, was notorious for his attempts to steal Cap'n Crunch's cargo of cereal. "You can't get away with the Crunch, because the crunch always gives you away." Bill Scott (Bullwinkle, Mr. Peabody and Dudley Do-Right) was the voice of Jean LaFoote.|
Magnolia BulkheadQuaker Oats Cap'n Crunch Cereal
|Magnolia "Maggy" Bulkhead was an early nemesis of Cap'n Crunch. Her "evil intentions" were to marry Cap'n Crunch! Of course, the Cap'n wanted nothing to do with this.|
Smedley the ElephantQuaker Oats Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal
|Smedley (1969) can do anything (like rollerskate or ride a bicycle) to get his cereal, but he also usually squashed those things.|
Harry S. HippoQuaker Oats Punch Crunch Cereal
|Harry S. Hippo was a sea-going hippo in a mates uniform. He was one of the Cap'n Crunch cereal characters. Punch Crunch was advertised as "little pink rings with the big pink flavor --- just like fruit punch". Bill Scott was the voice of Harry S Hippo.|
Wilma the Winsome White WhaleQuaker Oats Vanilly Crunch Cereal
|Wilma the Winsome White Whale represented Vanilly Crunch ("crispy, creamy, colored globes of goodness") in 1973. You will notice Cap'n Crunch's ship, the S.S. Guppy anchored in the background. Check out the two different images of Wilma. "Hello sailor" Wilma (left) was replaced by the more kid-friendly Wilma image (right).|
Quaker Oats Choco Crunch Cereal
|Chockle the Blob (1982) was a shape-shifting blob of chocolate chip cookie dough.|
Crunchberry BeastQuaker Oats Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries Cereal
|Crunchberry Beast (1967), or "C.B." for short, was found on Crunchberry Island which had an abundance of crunchy berries that tasted like strawberries.|
Quaker Oats "Oops! All Berries" Cereal
|(1997) "Oops! All Berries" cereal, did not come from an incident at Crunch Headquarters with some mischievous kids (which was dramatized in ads playing on TV in the late 1990's). According to Quaker Oats, "this flavor actually stemmed out of the Capn's promotion to Admiral. When the Cap'n was promoted, the Quaker Oats Company had to find new Capn's to fill the positions vacated by the newly promoted Admiral Crunch. During training at Crunch Headquarters, two new Capn's (Cap'n Scrinch and Cap'n Munch) were trying to learn how to man the Crunch Berrie and Crunch Biscuit mixing machine that put the two flavors together in the Crunch Berries boxes. While trying to impress Admiral Crunch, they fought over the control handles, breaking them, and creating Cereal Boxes with JUST Berries. Thankfully, the Admiral had his Art Department slap together a box front for the new cereal, which is now enjoyed by millions".|
|Quaker Oats Cap'n Crunch Cereal|
|When Cap'n Crunch reappeared in 2000 (after a late 1999 disappearance from cereal boxes), he explained that he had just returned from Volcanica, which is located at the center of the Earth. It was his most dangerous mission ever... "to save Earth's supply of Crunchium, the secret ingredient that gives Cap'n Crunch cereal its unique, sweet taste!"|
Crunchlings (2000) live in Volcanica where they (and the world) were threatened by the Crunchium Thieves (2000). The Crunchium isotope found in Crunchium (the 13th element in the Periodic Breakfast Table of Elements, discovered in the late-1930s by Professor Dewey Luvettnhow) is what keeps the Crunchlings so cheerful and energetic. Crunchberries give the Crunchlings their thick, lustrous and colorful fur.
Capt'n Crunch AlienQuaker Oats Cap'n Crunch's CoZmic Crunch
|A green, one-eyed, Cap'n Crunch Alien adds Orange Space Dust to this fruit-flavored corn and oat cereal which turns milk green. The cereal itself takes the shapes of moons, stars, and planets. A successful foreign launch led to a U.S. invasion. (French box shown).|
Shark and TurtleQuaker Oats Cap'n Crunch's Deep-Sea Crunch
|Deep Sea Crunch featured a Shark and a Turtle, along with Cap'n Crunch in a diving mask. The cereal featured a lot of natural fruit-flavored shapes.|
The SoggiesQuaker Oats Cap'n Crunch Cereal
|The Soggies (mid-1980's), Snyder (pictured above left, with red hat) and Sylvester (above right), were a couple of gooey looking guys lead by "Squish" the Sogmaster (the robot pictured at bottom instructing his minions on how to attack Cap'n Crunch Cereal). Their Soggy brains couldn't stand to see the Capn's crunchy, sweet cereal adored by millions so they tried to destroy it forever. According to Quaker Oats, "after many years, they finally got bored of losing to Cap'n Crunch and have now found honest jobs for themselves as quality control testers at the AFCO Sponge Company".|
Cap'n Crunch RobotQuaker Oats Cap'n Crunch Cereal
|Interesting robot with Cap'n Crunch cereal box body. Not much is known about this character that appeared in one cereal commercial.|
Tommy Pickles and SpikeQuaker Oats Cap'n Crunch Rugrats Go Wild Berries Cereal
|Tommy Pickles and his dog Spike from Nickelodeon's Rugrats appeared with Cap'n Crunch in this 2003 cereal with shapes that turned blue when you added milk. This was a tie-in with the 2003 Movie "Rugrats Go Wild".|
Tommy Pickles and Eliza ThornberryQuaker Oats Cap'n Crunch Crunchberries with Rugrats Go Wild Movie Shapes
|Tommy Pickles from Rugrats and Eliza Thornberry from Nickelodeon's The Wild Thornberrys appeared with Cap'n Crunch in this 2003 cereal. This was a tie-in with the 2003 Movie "Rugrats Go Wild". It was a crossover moviw which included characters from both TV shows.|
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