Twinkles - Flying baby elephant featured on KING LEONARDO AND HIS
SHORT SUBJECTS/NBC/1960 [retitled THE KING AND ODIE in syndication]
produced by Leonardo TV/Total TV Productions.
Twinkles starts his magic "rotor" tail
Twinkle's friends included Fulton the camel, Sanford the boastful Parrot, Wilbur
the mischievous Monkey and Herman Hyena. The cartoon segments were ninety-seconds in length and told stories
aimed at preschoolers.
Twinkles magically transforms his trunk into any object, (a trumpet, a
hammer, etc). To activate his magic trunk Twinkles says, "Nose, Nose, anything goes..."
In the episode "Twinkles and the Haunted House" Twinkles needs to break down
a door to escape a haunted house so she says "Nose, Nose, anything goes, knock
down the door with hammer blows" and his magic trunk changed into a sledge
hammer that he used to break the door down.
The Twinkles character was also a cereal box mascot for General Mills'
Twinkles Cereal: "The Star-Shaped Cereal." Its cereal box opened up like a book
to reveal such stories as "Sleepy the Baby Kangaroo" and "The Lion Who Loved
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