I couldn’t let 1959 go without a little close up on a “cult cartoon” Paramount produced during this season. La Petite Parade, for those of us who grew up watching the “Harveytoons”, was particularly memorable.
Category Archives: Animation History
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.
A comic book licensing deal with Harvey Comics would, in a few years, become the biggest thing that Famous Studios ever did for itself. Here’s the original contract between Harvey and Famous from 1951.