Category Archives: Animation History

Famous Studios 1953-54
Animation History
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.

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…