Cartoons have been around for a long time. We loved them as kids and still love them now.
In the fall of 1969, the Pink Panther theatrical cartoons made their way to NBC television shown Saturday mornings via The Pink Panther Show. NBC added a laugh track to the original cartoons, with Marvin Miller brought on as an off-camera narrator talking to the Pink Panther during bumper segments featuring the Pink Panther and The Inspector together. Pink Panther shorts made after 1969 were produced for both broadcast and film release, typically appearing on television first.
The Batman/Superman Hour is a Filmation animated series that was broadcast on CBS from 1968 to 1969. Premiering on September 14, 1968, this 60-minute program featured new adventures of the DC Comics superheroes Batman, Robin and Batgirl alongside shorts from The New Adventures of Superman and The Adventures of Superboy. This series marked the animation debut of Batman, his supporting cast and some of their classic enemies.
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure is a Filmation animated series that aired on CBS from 1967 to 1968. Premiering on September 9, 1967, this 60-minute program included a series of six-minute adventures featuring various DC Comics superheroes. Each episode consisted of new segments from the existing series, The New Adventures of Superman and The Adventures of Superboy, as well as outings for Aquaman and his sidekick Aqualad.
The New Adventures of Superman is a series of six-minute animated Superman adventures produced by Filmation that were broadcast on CBS between 1966 and 1970. The 68 segments appeared as part of three different programs during that time, packaged with similar shorts featuring The Adventures of Superboy and other DC Comics superheroes. These adventures were the first time that Superman (and his guise of Clark Kent), Lois Lane and Perry White had been seen in animated form since the 1940s.
The holiday specials remain popular and are currently broadcast on ABC in the United States during the corresponding seasons. The Peanuts franchise met acclaim in theater, with the stage musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown being a successful and often-performed production.
Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, continuing in reruns afterward. Peanuts achieved considerable success with its television specials, several of which, including A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, won or were nominated for Emmy Awards.
Scene from "Thank You Girl:"The series consisted of short animated stories that essentially were intended to set up the visual illustration of Beatles songs that were played in their entirety. In addition, there were sing along sequences with simpler imagery complementing the full lyrics of particular songs. The series became an instant ratings hit and was a historical milestone as the first weekly television series to feature animated versions of real, living people.
The Beatles is an American animated television series featuring the fanciful and musical misadventures of the popular English rock band of the same name. It ran from 1965 to 1969 on ABC in the US. A total of 39 episodes were produced. Most of the episodes of the series were produced by Artransa Park Studios in Sydney, Australia, and George Dunning's company TVC Animation in London, with a handful of episodes made in Hollywood.
The main characters include Casper the Friendly Ghost, Wendy the Good Little Witch, Nightmare the Galloping Ghost, and the troublemaking Ghostly Trio, who create many of the problems in Casper's adventures. For example in "Mother Goose Land," the Ghostly Trio runs amok in Mother Goose Land, and it's up to Casper and Wendy to stop their "fun." Like Casper the Friendly Ghost, Wendy is an opposite-type character, a girl witch who does good deeds.
The New Casper Cartoon Show is a 1963 to 1969 animated television series that appeared on ABC's Saturday morning schedule. The show featured older 1959–62 Famous Studios cartoons, mostly Noveltoons and "Modern Madcaps" which were shown as "Harveytoons", and 26 new Casper the Friendly Ghost episodes that were created specifically for this show (animated by Paramount Cartoon Studios).
Underdog also ran with Tennessee Tuxedo, Commander McBragg, the Sing-A-Long Family, Klondike Kat, Go Go Gophers, King Leonardo and His Subjects, and other Total Television cartoons. A typical 30-minute show included two Underdog episodes bracketing either two or three other cartoons.
The villains almost always managed to menace Sweet Polly Purebred , an anthropomorphic canine TV reporter, as part of their nefarious schemes. The main villians included Simon Bar Simister, Riff Raff. Other villians were The Electric (Slippery) Eel, Battyman, Tap-Tap the Chisler, and Overcat. Underdog also regularly faced enemies from alien worlds.
Underdog is an animated television series that debuted October 3, 1964, on the NBC network and continued in syndication until 1973. It was produced by Total Television. The first 26 syndicated episodes feature Tennessee Tuxedo as a supporting segment. Underdog, Shoeshine Boy's heroic alter ego, appears whenever love interest Sweet Polly Purebred is being victimized by such villains as Simon Bar Sinister or Riff Raff.
Occasional back segments included The World of Commander McBragg, Klondike Kat, Tooter Turtle, The Hunter, and The King and Odie. Before and in-between the segments, Chumly would ask Tennessee a riddle, in which Mr. Whooopie came up with the humorous answer, on his three dimensional blackboard, usually ending with laughter. Sometimes, Tennessee would ask Whoopie a riddle, in which Whoopie came up with the humorous answer to the riddle.
Tennessee and Chumley regularly escaped from the zoo, only to find trouble in the outside world. Whenever Tennessee would propose a hare-brained scheme, it would fail in the end. When faced with more trouble than they could bear, the pair would turn to their friend Phineas J. Whoopee, the “Man with All the Answers.” Mr. Whoopee, as he was known, was extremely knowledgeable on all subjects, and would frequently lecture the pair on educational topics.
Tennessee and Chumley had a rival, Jerboa Jump the kangaroo rat. Jerboa gained a henchman in a boxing tiger named Tiger Tornado, Some of the episodes centered around Tennessee's trying to outsmart Jerboa at his own game, and succeeding in the end. Tennessee and Chumley were constantly bedeviled by Rocky Maninoff , a gangster who often ordered them to do his will at the point of his machine gun. Rocky had a dumb assistant nicknamed "Pretzel".
Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales is a semi-educational animated cartoon TV series that originally aired on CBS from 1963 to 1966. It was produced by Total Television, the same company that produced the earlier King Leonardo and the later Underdog. The cartoon series revolved around Tennessee Tuxedo the penguin and his best friend Chumley the Walrus The pair lived at the Megapolis Zoo, under the control of the ill-tempered zoo director Stanley Livingstone and his zookeeper assistant Flunky.
King Leonardo's permanent foe is his sibling Itchy Brother, a good-for-nothing who has lost his mane. Itchy is the tool of gangster Biggie Rat. The two routinely attempt to overthrow Leonardo, but they end up in the the dungeon or getting away. Other segments were Tooter Turtle, who gets transported to other settings by Mr. Wizard the Lizard, and The Hunter, who a a crime-fighting bloodhound detective.
King Leonardo and his Short Subjects is an animated cartoon series released in 1960 by Total Television. The show focused on Leonardo the lion, the well-meaning but often inept King of Bongo Congo. Leonardo is assisted in all things by a calm, competent skunk named Odie Cologne, aka "Odie O. Cologne." Odie, the one who really keeps the kingdom on an even keel, has been by the king's side since they were children.
The main characters were Beany Boy, a cupid faced boy with a propeller beanie that allows him to fly; Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent, a large green sea serpent with a slight lisp; Captain Horatio Huffenpuff, Beany's kindly uncle and Captain of the Leakin' Lena; Crowy, a crow who is the navigator of the Leakin' Lena, and Dishonest John (or "D.J."), the villain of the piece who is constantly scheming to foil Beany and Cecil's adventures.
The Beany and Cecil Show was a 1962 animated cartoon series created by Bob Clampett, based on a hand puppet TV show in the late 40's by Clampett. After 1962, the 26 shows (including 78 cartoons) were repeated on Saturday mornings for the next five years. The cartoon featured Beany and Cecil embarking on a series of adventures, often to discover ancient civilizations and artifacts. These escapades were rife with cartoon slapstick and puns.
Deputy Dawg is a deputy sheriff in the southern U.S. The other main characters are the'varmints Muskie Muskrat, Moley Mole, Possible 'Possum, Ty Coon, Vincent van Gopher, Pig Newton, Dawg's boss the Sheriff, and Mrs. Deputy. Much of the comedy focused around comical southern accents and stereotypical characteristics. Many of the storylines involve Deputy Dawg protecting his produce from Muskie and Vince, battling the peculiar locals, and trying to please the Sheriff.
Deputy Dawg is a Terrytoons cartoon character featured on the animated television series of the same name. The show was produced by CBS and was the professional animation debut of Ralph Bakshi (as inbetweener) of Fritz the Cat fame. There were also six additional titles that were released theatrically, for show in cinemas and which were not part of the original TV package.