Category Archives: Animation History

Paramount Cartoons 1962-63
Animation History
October 26, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1962-63

For the period from September 1962 to August 1963, Seymour Kneitel and crew kept busy producing 13 theatrical originals for Paramount, were deep into the King Features Trilogy, and were preparing and producing some new Casper cartoons for ABC.

Paramount Cartoons 1961-62
Animation History
October 19, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Paramount Cartoons 1961-62

Paramount was able to release 21 new cartoons this season due to a clever arrangement with King Features – plus a new alliance with Gene Deitch which yielded two additional shorts.

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.