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An interesting and fun toy from the 60's, the Give-A-Show Projector by Kenner was always a joy to play with an cold, dark nights. We used to even play with ours during the daytime by crawling under a blanket and projecting onto the side of a cardboard box. For your enjoyment, here are the three Give-A-Show boxed sets I own including one from Chad Valley in England.

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Give A Show Projector - Popeye
Give A Show Projector - Popeye
Give A Show Projector - Stingray
Give A Show Projector - Stingray
Give-A-Show Projector, set No. 501,
dated 1960. Contains 16 red slides:
  1. Popeye to the Rescue
  2. The 3 Stooges in "Moon Man Moe"
  3. Yogi Bear in "All at Sea"
  4. Woody Woodpecker in "Go Go Goat"
  5. Huckleberry Hound in "Jinks' Surprise"
  6. Quick Draw McGraw in "Two Heads are Better than One"
  7. Oswald Rabbit in "Bug Game Hunter"
  8. Buffalo Bill Skins the Thieves
  9. Wild Bill Hickok in "Deadly Ambush"
  10. Kit Carson in "Indian Attack"
  11. Bret and Bart Maverick Take a Gamble
  12. missing - additional copy of #10
  13. Annie Oakley in "Shoot Out"
  14. Hansel & Gretel
  15. Pinocchio
  16. Cinderella
Give-A-Show Projector - Stingray, set No. G 346 R, dated
1964. Made by Chad Valley in England. Contains 16 slides:
  1. Stingray "Marina's Revenge"
  2. Stingray "Titan's Hypno-ray"
  3. Red Emergency
  4. Saved by a Fish
  5. Battle with a Squid
  6. Undersea Erruption
  7. Mysterious Sea 'Eyes'
  8. Atlanta Paralysed
  9. Emergency Marineville!
  10. Prisoners of Bahl
  11. Just in Time!
  12. The Mechanical Fish Withdraw
  13. Sealed Orders for Stingray
  14. Titan Captures Marina
  15. Caught in a Rainbow
  16. Lost City of Atlantis

Give A Show Projector - Popeye Give A Show Projector - Stingray
A slide from the kit above. A slide from the kit above.

Give A Show Projector - Woody
Give A Show Projector - Popeye
Give-A-Show Projector, set No. 801, dated 1961. Contains 32 blue slides. Also contains three
blank strips along with three crayons to make your own slides.

  1. Huckleberry Hound
  2. Popeye
  3. Woody Woodpecker
  4. Three Stooges
  5. Rocky and His Friends
  6. Lassie
  7. Mighty Mouse
  8. Peter Pan
  9. Casper the Friendly Ghost
  10. Heckle and Jeckle
  11. Andy Panda
  12. Baby Huey
  13. The Haunted Mine
  14. Roy Rogers
  15. Captain Kangaroo
  16. Bozo the Clown

  1. Wizard of Oz
  2. Robin Hood
  3. Tom Sawyer
  4. William Tell
  5. Space Boy
  6. Aesop's Fable of the Lion & The Mouse
  7. Cowboy & Cowgirl
  8. Union Drummer Boy
  9. Treasure Island
  10. Popeye 2nd show
  11. Woody Woodpecker 2nd show
  12. Three Stooges 2nd show
  13. Lassie 2nd show (missing - argh!)
  14. Rocky and His Friends 2nd show
  15. Roy Rogers 2nd show
  16. Bozo the Clown 2nd show

Also have the following loose green slides dated 1963

  1. The Flintstones in "All's Well That Ends Well"
  2. Huckleberry Hound in "Smile, You're on TV"
  3. Yogie Bear in "Woodsman, Spare That Tree"
  5. Quick Draw McGraw in "Fastest Guitar in the West"
  6. Hokey Wolf in "An Actor's Life"
  7. Touche Turtle in "Blast Off For Balloon"
  8. Wally Gator in "Wally Saves His Skin"
  9. Lippy Lion in "The Dragon's Shadow"
10. Auggie Doggie in "Daddy Tries His Wings"
13. Yogi Bear in "His Kind of Hat"
14. The Jetsons in "Elroy's Secret Weapon"
15. Quick Draw McGraw in "Gold Fever"

And the following loose blue slides dated 1961 (except where noted)

  2. Popeye in "A Day at the Seashore"
  5. Rocky and Bullwinkle in "A Ball for Boris"
  6. Lassie brings an "Urgent Message" (1962)
13. The Haunted Mine
16. Bozo the Clown in "Bozo Booms a Bum"


Name: Give-A-Show Projector
Manufacturer: Kenner (USA)
Chad Valley (UK)
Vintage: 1960s - 1970s
Obtained: Came from eBay in four lots.
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