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Note: On January 31, 1997 Ralcorp Holdings sold their branded ready-to-eat cereal
business to General Mills. This included its core Chex and Cookie Crisp brands,
along with trademark and technology rights for these branded products.
Ralcorp still makes private-label cereals.

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Batman

Batman

Ralston Batman Cereal
Ralston Batman Returns Cereal
Batman Returns
Batman Cereal was introduced around the 1989 movie featuring Michael Keaton. The cereal was in the shape of the Batman logo.

Batman Returns Cereal was issued in 1992 with the release of "Batman Returns" movie sequel, also starring Michael Keaton. Batman Returns Cereal was comprised of crunchy chocolate chex with bat marshmallows.

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Casper

Casper the Friendly Ghost

Ralston Sugar Chex
Casper is a friend to all, and has no interest in scaring anyone. He was the spooks-character for Sugar Chex toasted corn cereal circa 1971. Casper also appeared on boxes of General Mills Frankenberry and Count Chocula in October 1998.

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Cecil gsgl box Grins and Smiles and Giggles and Laughs

Cecil

Box

Grins and Smiles and
Giggles and Laughs

Ralston Grins and Smiles and Giggles and Laughs


Cecil (1975) was the machine that made the "Grins and Smiles and Giggles and Laughs Cereal". Grins was the guy in the brown suit, Smiles in the green suit, Giggles was the lady with the clipboard and Laughs was the guy in the blue suit with glasses. They all told jokes in an attempt to make Cecil laugh so he would spit out boxes of the cereal. "It takes funny people to make funny cereal."
"But if Cecil's funny bone hasn't been tickled, then you're reading the back of an empty box..." These characters were designed by Stan Mack. Dean Yeagle did the animation.

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Jarvis

Cookie Jarvis

Ralston Chocolate Chip Cookie Crisp
Ralston Vanilla Cookie Crisp
Ralston Oatmeal Cookie Crisp
General Mills Cookie Crisp Double Chocolate
Jarvis Box
Cookie Jarvis (1970's) was the Cookie Crisp cereal magician. He was the first spokes-character for Cookie Crisp. Oatmeal Cookie Crisp was a short-lived cereal, circa 1979-1980.

"I've come from afar
to change your dish
into a cookie jar!
Heehee...Spelunk, spelar!"
"I hope you'll favor
chocolate chip
and vanilla wafer flavor."

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cookie crisp cop and chip

Officer Krum,
Cookie Crisp Crook, and
Chip the Cookie Hound

Ralston Cookie Crisp
Ralston Christmas Cookie Crisp
cookie crisp crook
There were originally three characters. Cookie Crook wears a red hat with a chocolate chip cookie design and is otherwise dressed as your stereotypical burglar. He and his dog, Chip the Cookie Hound, try to steal Cookie Crisp, and were always caught by the Cookie Cop, named Officer Krum.

After General Mills bought Cookie Crisp from Ralston in 1997, they subsequently killed off the cookie crook and Officer Krum. Of note, it was General Mills and Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising (Gen Mills ad agency) that named the cookie cop "Officer Krum" in one commercial they did in 1998. Ralston didn't give him a name.

Chip, the Cookie Crisp hound, survived. Chip has a signature howl, "Coooooooookie Crisp".
christmas cookie crisp box

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Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp

Howler
Chip the Wolf

General Mills Cookie Crisp
General Mills Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp (2005)
General Mills Double Chocolate Cookie Crisp (2006)
In late 2003/early 2004 Chip, the Cookie Hound, got busy in Europe training his cousin "Howler", the wolf. He, too, loves his "coooo! oookie crisp" (but he howls it with a British accent). Howler made his debut in the U.S.A. in mid-2005 and was later renamed Chip the Wolf.

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Panel of Experts

Panel of Experts

Ralston Dinky Donuts
The Dinky Donuts Panel of Experts (1981) were the distinguished group that approved this "Glazed Style" donut cereal.

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Dinky

Dinky

Ralston Dinky Donuts
Dinky (name may not be correct) was a middle-aged, overweight, space traveler who wore a red and white spacesuit, complete with a propeller. He traveled in a donut-shaped spaceship in search of donuts.

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raphaelleonardo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

donatelomichaelangelo
TMNT Cereal
Ralston Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cereal

The always cool TMNT team of Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michaelangelo had their own cereal made of "crunchy sweetened ninja nets, with ninja turtle marshmallows," in 1989. There were at least four different boxes.

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Gremlins

Gremlins and Gizmo

Ralston Gremlins Cereal
Gremlins Cereal Box
Gremlins (1984) are the cute little furry critters (see cereal box) which spawn nasty siblings (shown at left) if fed after midnight. We don't know what happens if you eat this cereal after midnight. Gizmo is the cute creature shown on the cereal box. Based on the 1984 movie by Warner Bros.

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Fred the Baker

Fred the Baker

Ralston Dunkin Donuts Cereal
Fred the Baker (1988) offered two varieties of Dunkin Donuts Cereal...glazed, and chocolate.

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Sailor Jack and Bingo

Sailor Jack
and Bingo

Cracker Jack Cereal Box
Ralston Cracker Jack Cereal
Sailor Jack and his dog Bingo (the famous twosome of Cracker Jack fame) were given their own cereal in the 1980's.

Interesting Facts: Cracker Jack's were introduced in 1893. Sailor Jack and Bingo have appeared on boxes since 1918. Since 1912, more than 17 billion toys have been included as prizes in Cracker Jack packages. Every year, more than 100 million toy prizes, 3,500 tons of popcorn, 540 tons of molasses, and 750 tons of peanuts are used in producing boxes of Cracker Jack.

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Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels

Ralston Hot Wheels Cereal (1990)
This cereal, filled with frosted oat "mag wheels" and marshmallow cars, included a free Hot Wheels car inside each box. (Okay, this isn't technically an animated character, but it sure is cool, isn't it?)

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Squarecrow

Checkerboard Squarecrow

Ralston Corn Chex
"Let's Be Friends," was the Checkerboard Squarecrow (1966/1967) mantra. Another Squarecrow phrase is "Would I kid a kid?"

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Dumb Dora

Dumb Dora

Shredded Ralston
Dumb Dora (1940) appeared as a comic strip character.

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Bill & Ted

Bill and Ted

Ralston Bill and Ted's Excellent Cereal
Bill and Ted, from the 1989 movie "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" featuring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Dudes! The cereal was made up of cinnamon oat squares and colored marshmallow music notes. It was basically cinnamon-flavored Lucky Charms.

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Nerds

Nerds

Ralston Nerds
Nerds
Nerds (1985) were crazy little dudes. The "tiny tangy crunchy sweetened cereal" itself was supposed to be like the candy. One side of the box was a bag of orange puffed nerds and the other side was cherry. There was also a strawberry/grape combination as well. "Which side are you going to eat first?"

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