Category Archives: Cartoon Research Books
The biggest surprise in my investigation of the animated adventures of Happy Hooligan, was that the character wasn’t just famous – he was incredibly popular.
Cartoon TeleTales, network television’s first “cartoon” series, wasn’t actually ‘animated’ – but it achieved hundreds of thousands of viewers during its broadcasts in 1948-1950.
DePatie-Freleng’s Super President has had over 50 years to resonate with animation fans. While the quality of the series is debatable, the show has nonetheless developed a small, but growing cult following.
As a baby boomer raised on the Terrytoons’ Mighty Heroes, I was delighted when its creator, Ralph Bakshi, granted me an interview for my latest mini-book.
“Jay Ward’s Animated Cereal Capers”, a new Cartoon Research mini-book, explores the Cap’n’s story and the men behind his creation in 1962.