Category Archives: Animation History

Columbia’s UPA Cartoon Posters
Animation History
July 30, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Columbia’s UPA Cartoon Posters

Steve Stanchfield takes a well-deserved break this week and I fill in with a look at the theatrical one-sheet posters for the classy Columbia UPA cartoons of the 1950s.

Famous Studios 1951-52 (Part 1)
Animation History
July 27, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1951-52 (Part 1)

Sam Buchwald passed away on January 8th, 1951. His share in the partnership known as Famous Studios went to his estate. Buchwald was not replaced – Seymour Kneitel and Isadore…

Famous Studios 1949-50
Animation History
July 13, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1949-50

For the 1949-50 season, Paramount gave Famous Studios a repeat of its previous year’s order of 30 cartoons: Eight Popeye, twelve Screen Songs and ten Noveltoons. Screen Songs Strolling Thru…

Famous Studios 1948-49
Animation History
July 6, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1948-49

For the 1948-49 season, Paramount had complete faith in the popularity of Screen Songs. The studio was now required to deliver 12 for this season – one per month. Inside…

Famous Studios 1947-48
Animation History
June 29, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1947-48

The 1947-48 season was one of transition. The contractual arrangement with Marge, and the license for Little Lulu, had come to an end. The cartoons had not caught on with…

Famous Studios 1946-47
Animation History
June 22, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1946-47

More Noveltoons! The 1946-47 season brought about eight Noveltoons which broke down into three “Screen Songs”, one (still lost) “Snuffy Smith” cartoon, a “Herman & Henry”, a “Blackie”, and two…

Famous Studios 1945-46 (Part 2)
Animation History
June 15, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1945-46 (Part 2)

Welcome back to the Famous Studio Archive. Before we move on to 1946-47 season, a few more items from the 1945/46 era to observe. For example, this… The Noveltoon Jack-In-The-Box…