Paramount Pictures closed its cartoon studio in December 1967. The studio’s last cartoons were distributed well into 1968, and most of them came and went without any notice in newspapers.
Putting the Texaco Billboard back into Fleischer’s ‘Hurry Doctor!’ (1931), “Screen Songs” Special Set and ‘The Fatal Note’ (1933)
And a handful of Paramount Screen Songs frame grabs!
It’s no lie: this is the obscure soundtrack to the first TV show to use the stop-motion “Animagic” process, years before Rudolph, Frosty, the Snow Miser and the Heat Miser.
More material from the Hal Humphrey file at USC. This week a few things relating to the first Hanna Barbera prime time series, The Flintstones, Top Cat and The Jetsons.
EDITOR: Jerry Beck
Jerry Beck is a writer, animation producer, college professor and author of more than 15 books on animation history. He is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon Movies and Disney, and has written for The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He has curated cartoons for DVD and blu-ray compilations and has lent his expertise to dozens of bonus documentaries and audio commentaries on such. Beck is on the faculty of both Woodbury University in Burbank and Cal Arts in Valencia. More about Jerry Beck [Click Here]