Suddenly,Australian cards havebecome exciting: a range of cardsshowing stills from all sortsof cinemaand tv films hasappeared. Here, weshow a selection from the companybehindit all.PacificNet has recently been veryactive in producing phone cards.Alltheir cardsaredesignedto work inanyPayTelphone in Australia.Westartwith somecartooncards-andthe restwill follow.
WarnerBrosand PacificNethavecom-bined to releasetwo stunning phonecard collections featuring all of thosezany, wacky characters that we allknow and love: Bugs Bunny, DaffyDuck,Tweety-Pie,Sylvester, Tassie
Devilandthe RoadRunner;all in mag-
nificent full colour.There are two sets,each with anissueof 2,000,presentedin full-colour
packswith matching serialnumbers.Here(in
we showthefirstofthesets,which makesajig-sawpuz-
zle.It includesthe following characters:Bugs Bunny. He was createdin1940 by Ben'Bugs'Hardaway and
laterdeveloped byTedAvery. Hisfirstfilm was 'A Wild Hare';DaffyDuck- a maladjustedmallardcreatedbyTedAvery.Hemadehisdebutin'Porky'sDuckHunt',waybackin 1937;
PorkyPig,whowas born evenear-
lier:on the 1st July 1935.He has
appeared in more than 160 films-quite astar.It'shewho says"That'sall,
folks"- which must be one of theworld's most famouscatchphrases;
Tweety and Sylvester:one ofthe
all-time great comedy teams.Thisduomade itsdebut during the 1940s;RoadRunnerand Wile
Coyote-.for over fifty years Wile
has tried,unsuccessfully,tocatchRoadRunner.In5.20.25-0896 forthe penguins and
A065-5 for the kangaroo.1,000 of each of these cards was
produced in aspecialpack.
The Wind In the Willows
The Wind in the Willowsis a classicchildren's story featuringacastof
and Badgerandtheyalllive inanidyl-
lic~etting by'the river.
the firstfilmshetried elevenmethods!TasmanianDevil:a relative new-comer,Tazbeganhiscareerin 1954in
Devil May Hare.ThisWhirling dervishof perpetual motion isunstoppable;Yosemite Sam:along with Bugs
ner!Fromhisten-gallon hatto hisfire-
red moustache,he is the mostflamboyantof all Bugs'sadversaries.
These cards have control codes:NAP95A053-5.20.25-0796 forthefirst
card;the others are A054-57.E.ach
has$5 facevalue and they come in abig colourful pack.
Snoopy In Australia
On 2nd October1950 Charles M.
Schultzbeganthe Peanutscartoon. Atthe start,the strip appearedin only
seven newspapers.Today,it is the
most-widely syndicatedcartoonin the
world.No Charlie Brown,butthese
two cards show Snoopy and
( ill. 7 ).
Thesecardsalsohave$5facevalueand control code:NAP95A064-
The story was written by KennethGrahameand first published in 1908Grahamedescribedthe bookas"....for
thosewho keepthe spirit ofyouth livein them;of life,sunshine,running
I TC N ovember 1997