Whether the joke involved singing, dancing, playing the piano or doing impressions of popular celebrities, classic comedian George Kirby could do it all -- and audiences always repaid him with hearty laughter. In this installment of HBO's "On Location" series, filmed at Grossinger's Hotel in New York's Catskill Mountains in the late 1970s, Kirby unleashes his unique brand of humor, impersonating Sarah Vaughan, Marlon Brando and many more.
This single-camera animation/live-action hybrid comedy revolves around Kirby Buckets, a kid who dreams of being the biggest animator in the world. His drawings take shape as he and his best friends, Fish and Eli, go on outrageous adventures.
Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, known originally as Kirby of the Stars, is an anime series based on Nintendo's Kirby franchise. The series was produced by Warpstar Inc., a company formed between a joint investment between Nintendo and HAL Laboratory, Inc. The series, which takes place on the planet Pop Star, focuses on the adventures of the title character Kirby, who fights off monsters to the village's well-being. In Japan, the series aired on Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., and aired in North America on 4Kids TV under the name Kirby: Right Back at Ya! The series has since been released in other languages, including Bulgarian, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Serbian, Korean, Tagalog, Russian, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.