Category Archives: Animation History

Paramount Cartoons 1960-1961
Animation History
October 12, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1960-1961

This was a pretty good year for Paramount. They survived the sale of its library to Harvey Comics and had a robust order for 20 new theatricals. And then there was “The Cat”.

Paramount Cartoons 1959-60
Animation History
October 5, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1959-60

The 1959-60 season was a busy one for the Paramount Cartoon Studio – but not all of the work was for Paramount, nor was it for the big screen.

Paramount Cartoons 1958-59
Animation History
September 21, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1958-59

On July 27th 1958 it was made official – Harvey Comics bought the post-1950 Paramount Pictures cartoons. Paramount’s in-house animation department would now continue on – sans its popular creations.

Paramount Cartoons 1957-58
Animation History
September 14, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1957-58

Though Popeye was no longer being produced, the cartoons released in the 1957-58 season would be a last hurrah for the veteran crew before the budgets were completely slashed, staff was cut and the production order reduced.

<strike>Famous Studios</strike> Paramount Animation 1956-57
Animation History
September 7, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios Paramount Animation 1956-57

On October 1st 1956, Paramount Pictures took full control of Famous Studios and major changes were taking place behind the scenes. On screen, the 1956-57 cartoons began to sport a new look inspired by UPA.

Famous Studios 1955-56
Animation History
August 31, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1955-56

The 1955-56 season. This would be the final one for Famous Studios as we know it. The pre-1950 films were sold to UM&M; The Popeye cartoons were transferred to AAP. Change was in the wind.

Famous Studios 1954-55
Animation History
August 24, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1954-55

Paramount readies to sell its cartoon shorts to television; the studio reconfigures its pictures to fill new wide screen standards; and Irv Spector boards a classic in this week’s survey of Famous Studio cartoons.

Famous Studios 1953-54
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August 17, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1953-54

In 1953, Famous Studios was contracted to provide a 3D Popeye short and a 3D Casper cartoon during this season’s output. The final results found Famous superior to the other studios (including Disney) in creating dimensional cartoons.

Famous Studios 1952-53
Animation History
August 10, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1952-53

A look at the Paramount animated cartoons in release during the 1952-53 season. Popeye still leads the pack and Casper is now a star. Herman and Katnip are awarded their own series – and the bouncing ball heads for retirement.