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Famous Studios 1955-56
Animation History
August 31, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1955-56

The 1955-56 season. This would be the final one for Famous Studios as we know it. The pre-1950 films were sold to UM&M; The Popeye cartoons were transferred to AAP. Change was in the wind.

Famous Studios 1954-55
Animation History
August 24, 2015 posted by Jerry Beck

Famous Studios 1954-55

Paramount readies to sell its cartoon shorts to television; the studio reconfigures its pictures to fill new wide screen standards; and Irv Spector boards a classic in this week’s survey of Famous Studio cartoons.

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 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 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…