Actual faded TV print
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Original Technicolor titles
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Due to extreme interest by historians and serious cartoon buffs, CARTOON RESEARCH presents a gallery of lost theatrical opening title cards and studio logos which were originally part of our favorite Hollywood cartoons. Numerous changes made for theatrical reissue, and cuts by TV distributors and network censors have mutilated the original impact of these classic films. We believe that all "golden age" theatrical cartoons should be seen uncut, with original credits, main and end titles intact, as originally presented.

Click on the images below to see more of that studio's original titles.


van beuren
RKO • VAN BEUREN

lantz
UNIVERSAL • WALTER LANTZ

terrytoon
TERRYTOONS • 20th Century-Fox

columbia
SCREEN GEMS • Columbia

paramount
FAMOUS • Paramount

warner
LOONEY TUNES • Warner Bros.

mgm
MGM CARTOONS


THESE PAGES ARE A WORK-IN-PROGRESS! They will be updated semi-regularly.

I hope someday to add streaming video to show exactly how these titles were presented. For now, I am using frame blow-ups from rare prints. Requests are welcome. For more original titles, I invite you to check out Jon Cooke's "Misce-LOONEY-ous" page for Warner cartoon rareties, and Jason Jones website devoted to Hollywood movie studio logos. And check out Steve Hill's Movie Title Screen website for feature film frame grabs.

Written, compiled and copyright © 2003 by Jerry Beck
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