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Famous Studios (renamed Paramount Cartoon Studios in 1956) was the animation division of the film studio Paramount Pictures from 1942 to 1967. Famous was founded as a successor company to Fleischer Studios, after Paramount seized control of the aforementioned studio and ousted its founders, Max and Dave Fleischer, in 1941. The studio's productions included three series started by the Fleischers—Popeye the Sailor, Superman, and Screen Songs—as well as Little Audrey, Little Lulu, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Honey Halfwitch, Herman and Katnip, Baby Huey and the anthology Noveltoons series.

The Famous name was previously used as Famous Players Film Company, one of several companies which in 1912 became Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, the company which founded Paramount Pictures. Paramount's music publishing branch, which held the rights to all of the original music in the Fleischer/Famous cartoons, was named Famous Music.

History

Fleischer Studios dissolution

Fleischer Studios was a successful animation studio responsible for producing successful cartoon shorts starring characters such as Betty Boop and Popeye the Sailor. The studio moved its operations from New York City to Miami Beach, Florida in 1938, following union problems and the start of production on its first feature film, Gulliver's Travels (1939). While Gulliver was a success, the expense of the move and increased overhead costs created finance problems for the Fleischer Studios. The studio depended upon advances and loans from its distributor, Paramount Pictures, in order to continue production on its short subjects and to begin work on a second feature, Mr. Bug Goes to Town.  Compounding the problems the studio was facing was the fact that the studio's co-founders, brothers Max Fleischer and Dave Fleischer, were becoming increasingly estranged, and by this time were no longer speaking to each other due to personal and professional disputes. On May 25, 1941, Paramount assumed full ownership of Fleischer Studios, and had the Fleischer brothers submit signed letters of resignation, to be used at Paramount's discretion.Following the unsuccessful release of Mr. Bug in December 1941, Max Fleischer, no longer able to cooperate with Dave, sent Paramount a telegram expressing such. Paramount responded by producing the letters of resignation, severing the Fleischer brothers from control of their studio. Paramount renamed the studio Famous Studios. Although they had ownership of the company, it remained a separate entity. Three top Fleischer employees were promoted to run the animation studio: business manager Sam Buchwald, storyboard artist Isadore Sparber, and Max Fleischer's son-in-law, head animator Seymour Kneitel. Buchwald assumed Max Fleischer's place as executive producer, while Sparber and Kneitel shared Dave Fleischer's former responsibilities as supervising producers and credited directors. A third animation director, Dan Gordon, remained only briefly before departing after 1943. Although the Fleischers left the studio at the end of 1941, Famous Studios was not officially incorporated until May 25, 1942, after Paramount's contract with Fleischer Studios had formally run its course.

Early years

Shortly after the takeover, Paramount began plans to move a significantly downsized Famous Studios back to New York, a move completed early in 1943. Virtually all of the Famous staff, from voice artist/storyman Jack Mercer and storyman Carl Meyer to animators such as Myron Waldman, David Tendlar, Tom Johnson, Nicholas Tafuri, and Al Eugster, were holdovers from the Fleischer era. These artists remained with Famous/Paramount for much of the studio's existence. As at Fleischer's, the head animators carried out the tasks that were assigned to animation directors at other studios, while the credited directors—Kneitel, Sparber, Gordon, and Disney/Terrytoons veteran Bill Tytla—acted more as supervisors. Sammy Timberg served as musical director until 1945 when Winston Sharples, formerly of the Van Beuren Studios, took his place.  Continuing series from the Fleischer period included Popeye the Sailor and Superman, both licensed from popular comics characters. The expensive Superman cartoons, having lost their novelty value with exhibitors, ended production in 1943, a year after Famous' inception. They were replaced by a series starring Saturday Evening Post comic strip character Little Lulu. Also in 1943, Famous began producing the formerly black-and-white Popeye cartoons in Technicolor, and began a new series of one-shot cartoons under the umbrella title Noveltoons (similar in respects to the Color Classics series from Fleischer Studios, and also the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series from Warner Bros.).

The Noveltoons series introduced several popular characters such as Herman and Katnip and Baby Huey, and Casper the Friendly Ghost, created by writer Seymour Reit and Famous animator Joe Oriolo during World War II as a children's book manuscript, was sold to Famous in 1945 and became the studio's most successful wholly owned property. In 1947, Paramount decided to stop paying Little Lulu creator Marge licensing royalties, and created a Lulu clone, Little Audrey, as a replacement. That same year Famous resurrected an old Fleischer series, Screen Songs, introducing a new series of musical cartoons featuring a "bouncing ball" sing-along. The Screen Songs were eventually resurrected in 1951 as "Kartune Musical Shorts" (ending in 1953), and as one-shot Noveltoons in 1954 ("Candy Cabaret") and 1963 ("Hobo's Holiday").

Although the studio still carried much of the staff from the previous regime, animation fans and historians note that its films soon diverged from the previous style. Many of them deride the company style for being highly formulaic and largely oriented towards a children's audience, with none of the artistic ambition or sophistication that the previous management strove for.

Later period and sales of cartoon libraries

Sam Buchwald died of a heart attack in 1951. Seymour Kneitel and Isadore Sparber became the production heads of the studio, and Dave Tendlar was promoted to director.

The mid and late-1950s brought a number of significant changes for Famous Studios. In 1955, Paramount sold most of their pre-October 1950 shorts and cartoons, except for the Popeye and Superman shorts, to U.M.&M. T.V. Corp. for television distribution. The Popeye cartoons were acquired by Associated Artists Productions, and the Superman cartoons had already reverted to Superman's owners National Comics after the studio's film rights to the character had expired. In October 1956, Famous Studios was downsized and reorganized. Paramount assumed full control of the studio, integrating it into the Paramount Pictures Corporation as a division named Paramount Cartoon Studios. Two years after the company's reorganization, Isadore Sparber, who had been fired along with some of the other veterans at the studio, died, leaving Seymour Kneitel alone in charge of the studio. In addition, budget cutting became a huge problem for the studio at this time, the animation quality of the shorts started to drop severely and by 1959 everything that the studio was turning out began to look bizarrely cheap and limited. Paramount also ceased using Technicolor by this time in favor for cheaper color processes as well. The last Famous Studios short to use Technicolor was Katnip's Big Day, the finale of the Herman and Katnip cartoon series.

Paramount sold their remaining cartoon film library and the rights to their established characters to Harvey Comics in 1959; however, the final theatrical cartoon to have any of their established characters already acquired by Harvey Comics since was Turtle Scoop featuring Tommy Tortoise and Moe Hare (both uncredited and redrawn) in 1961. Paramount's attempts at creating replacement characters, among them Jeepers and Creepers and The Cat, proved unsuccessful. Nonetheless, television animation production outsourced from King Features and Harvey Films brought the company additional income. Ironically, these arrangements had Paramount working on new television cartoons starring Casper, whom they had originally created, and Popeye and Little Lulu, characters they had previously licensed for theatrical cartoons. In the case of King Features' Popeye and King Features Trilogy TV cartoons, Paramount was one of several animation studios, among them Jack Kinney Productions and Rembrandt Films, to which King Features subcontracted production. The first of only two all-new Little Lulu cartoons after the character's 16-year hiatus off-screen, Alvin's Solo Flight, was released as part of the Noveltoons series in 1961, while twelve of the King Features Trilogy cartoons, starring characters such as Krazy Kat, Little Lulu, Beetle Bailey, and Snuffy Smith, were released theatrically by Paramount in 1962 under the title Comic Kings.

Seymour Kneitel died of a heart attack in 1964, and Paramount brought in comic book veteran Howard Post to run the cartoon studio. Under Post's supervision, Paramount began new cartoon series and characters such as Swifty and Shorty and Honey Halfwitch (the latter having originated from the Modern Madcaps series in the 1965 short Poor Little Witch Girl), and allowed comic strip artist Jack Mendelsohn to direct two well-received cartoons based upon children's imaginations and drawing styles: The Story of George Washington and A Leak in the Dike (both 1965).

However, Post left the studio due internal conflicts with the Paramount staff. His replacement was Shamus Culhane, a veteran of the Fleischer Studios. Culhane completed a few films that Post started and then ignored the rule book and made films that were very different from the previous regime. In 1966, the studio subcontracted The Mighty Thor cartoons from Grantray-Lawrence Animation, producers of the animated television series The Marvel Super Heroes. In 1967, Culhane directed another short based upon children's art, My Daddy, the Astronaut, which became Paramount's first film to be shown at an animation festival. However, when Paramount's board of directors rejected a proposal to produce episodes for a second Grantray-Lawrence series, Spider-Man, Culhane quit the studio, and was succeeded by former Terrytoons animator Ralph Bakshi in mid-1967. Although Bakshi quickly put several experimental shorts into production, by the fall of 1967, Paramount's new owners, Gulf+Western, had begun the process of shutting down the animation studio, a task completed in December. The last cartoon from Paramount Cartoon Studios, Mouse Trek, the finale of the Fractured Fables series, premiered on December 31, 1967.

Aftermath

Years later, Marvel Comics would start an imprint that published comics adapted from Paramount films and TV series, Paramount Comics.

In 1980, Paramount had co-produced and released a live-action feature film adaptation of Popeye the Sailor, titled simply Popeye, with Walt Disney Productions. The live-action film ended Paramount's involvement in the Popeye franchise.

In 2006, Paramount Pictures became the primary distributor of animated features produced by DreamWorks Animation, many of which, such as Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon, were notable critical and financial successes. In 2011, with the company's contract with that production house set to expire in 2012 while the film Rango produced by Industrial Light and Magic, proving a major success itself, Paramount announced their intention to re-establish a in-house animation department to compete in the feature animation field on their own. Paramount Animation was soon later incorporated in mid-2011 and its first feature, a sequel to The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, is due for release in 2015.

Filmography

Theatrical short subjects series

  • Popeye the Sailor (inherited from Fleischer Studios, 1942 - 1957)
  • Superman (inherited from Fleischer Studios, 1942 - 1943)
  • Noveltoons (1943 - 1967)
  • Little Lulu (1943 - 1948)
  • Screen Songs (1947 - 1951; originally produced by Fleischer Studios 1929 – 1938)
  • Little Audrey (1950 - 1959)
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost (1950 - 1959)
  • Buzzy and Katnip/Buzzy and Little Audrey (1950 - 1959)
  • Baby Huey (1951 - 1959)
  • Kartunes (1951 - 1953)
  • Herman and Katnip (1952 - 1959)
  • Tommy Tortoise and Moe Hare (1953 - 1957)
  • Modern Madcaps (1958 - 1967)
  • Jeepers and Creepers (1960)
  • The Cat (1960 - 1961)
  • Swifty and Shorty (1964 - 1965)
  • Honey Halfwitch (1965 - 1967)
  • Merry Makers (1967)
  • GoGo Toons (1967)
  • Fractured Fables (1967)

Television series

  • Segments of Felix the Cat (1958 - 1961; outsourced from King Features and Trans-Lux)
  • Segments of Popeye the Sailor (1960 - 1962; outsourced from King Features)
  • The New Casper Cartoon Show (1962 - 1963, produced for Harvey Films)
  • Segments of King Features Trilogy (1962 - 1964; outsourced from King Features)
  • The Mighty Thor segments of The Marvel Super Heroes (1966; outsourced from Grantray-Lawrence Animation)

Voiced cast

  • Jack Mercer - Popeye, Pipeye, Pupeye, Poopeye, Peepeye, Wimpy, Poopdeck Pappy, Whiffle Bird, Henry the Rooster, Pal the Puppy, Spooky, Bully Billy, Rueben, Johnny
  • Jackson Beck - Bluto/Brutus, Rough House, Buzzy Crow, Fox, Moe Hare, Lulu's Father, Lotta's Father, Red Lantern, King Findall
  • Sid Raymond - Baby Huey, Wolfie, Katnip, Little Lotta, Louie, Dog Face, The Goons, Farmer Jones
  • Alan Shay - Casper
  • Daws Butler - Katnip
  • Robert Ellis - Little Lotta
  • Joyce Terry - Raggedy Ann
  • Arnold Stang - Herman, Blackie the Lamb, Shorty, Tubby Tompkins, Timothy the Turkey
  • Mel Blanc - Pal the Puppy
  • Eddie Lawrence - Tommy Tortoise, Jeepers, Creepers
  • Norma MacMillan - Casper, Wendy, Audrey's Twin Sister
  • Bradley Bolke - The Ghostly Trio
  • June Foray - Little Jim, Cousin Suzie
  • Tommy Luske - Little Dot
  • Heather Angel - Audrey's Mother
  • Dayton Allen - The Cat
  • Cecil Roy - Casper, Little Lulu, Little Tina, Dolly (Audrey's Doll), Dante, Billy, Alvin
  • Bruce Reitherman - Little Dot
  • Barbara Luddy - Audrey's Mother, Dot's Mother
  • Mae Questel - Little Audrey, Olive Oyl, Diesel Oyl, Swee'Pea, Sea Hag, Eugene the Jeep, Little Sam, Mama Duck, Possum Pearl, Isabel, Dueben, Billy

Cartoons

40's

  • No Mutton Fer Nuttin' (First theatrical Noveltoons cartoon, first appearances of Blackie the Lamb and Wolfie)
  • Eggs Don't Bounce (First theatrical Little Lulu cartoon)
  • The Henpecked Rooster (First appearances of Herman, Henry the Rooster and Chickenpie)
  • Hullaba-Lulu
  • Cilly Goose
  • Lulu Gets the Birdie
  • W'ere on our Way to Rio (First theatrical Popeye cartoon)
  • Suddenly It's Spring! (First appearances of Raggedy Ann)
  • Lulu In Hollywood
  • The Anvil Chorus (First appearance of Jackson Beck as the voice of Bluto and Mae Questel as the voice of Olive Oyl)
  • Lucky Lulu
  • Spinach Packin' Popeye
  • Puppet Love
  • It's Nifty to be Thrifty
  • Pitchin' Woo at the Zoo
  • I'm Just Curious
  • Moving Aweigh (Special Appearance of Shorty)
  • Lulu's Indoor Outing
  • Lulu at the Zoo
  • Yankee Doodle Donkey (Featuring Spunky the Donkey)
  • She-Sick Sailors
  • Gabriel Churchkitten (Based on three books by Margot Austin)
  • Lulu's Birthday Party
  • When G.I. Johnny Comes Home
  • Magica-Lulu
  • Tops in the Big Top
  • Scrappily Married
  • Beau Ties
  • Shape Ahoy
  • A Lamb in a Jam
  • Daffydilly Daddy
  • For Better or Nurse
  • Snap Happy
  • A Self-Made Mongrel (First appearance of Dog Face)
  • Mess Production
  • The Friendly Ghost (First appearance of Casper the Friendly Ghost, and also his first in the Noveltoons series)
  • Man's Pest Friend
  • Old MacDonald had a Farm
  • Bargain Counter Attack
  • Cheese Burglar
  • Bored of Education
  • House Tricks?
  • Service with a Guile
  • Klondike Casanova
  • Peep in the Deep
  • Sheep Shape
  • Rocket to Mars
  • Chick and Double Chick
  • Rodeo Romeo
  • The Goal Rush
  • Sudden Fried Chicken (This cartoon was featured in Smart House)
  • Spree for all (Featuring Snuffy Smith from the comic strip Barney Google and Snuffy Smith; served as the bridge between the 1934-1936 Charles Mintz/Screen Gems Barney Google cartoon series and the 1963 Snuffy Smith cartoons produced percificly for the animated television series King Features Trilogy. Considered a lost film)
  • The Fistic Mystic
  • The Island Fling (Herman makes a cameo appearance)
  • Musica-Lulu
  • A Scout With The Gout
  • Abusement Park
  • The Stupidstitious Cat (First appearance of Buzzy the Crow, before he moved on to his own series)
  • The Enchanted Square (Second and final appearances of Raggedy Ann)
  • Loose in a Caboose
  • I'll Be Skiing Ya
  • Madhattan Island
  • Cad and Caddy
  • Much Ado About Mutton
  • The Wee Men
  • The Mild West
  • Popeye and the Pirates
  • The Royal Four-Flusher
  • A Bout with a Trout
  • Naughty But Mice
  • Wotta Knight
  • Safari So Good
  • Super Lulu
  • The Baby Sitter
  • Santa's Surprise (First appearance of Little Audrey)
  • All's Fair At The Fair
  • The Circus Comes to Clown (First theatrical Noveltoons cartoon)
  • Cat O' Nine Ails
  • Base Brawl
  • The Dog Show-Off (Final theatrical Little Lulu cartoon)
  • Olive Oyl For President (Little Audrey makes a cameo appearance in a dream sequence)
  • Flip Flap (Narrated by Ken Roberts)
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Wigwam Whoopee
  • The Golden State
  • We're in the Honey
  • Winter Draws On
  • Pre-Hysterical Man
  • The Bored Cuckoo
  • There's Good Boos To-night (Second appearance of Casper in the Noveltoons series)
  • The Land of the Lost
  • Sing or Swim
  • Popeye Meets Hercules
  • Butterscotch and Soda (Second appearance of Little Audrey in the Noveltoons series)
  • Camptown Races
  • A Wolf in Sheik's Clothing
  • The Lone Star State
  • Spinach vs. Hamburgers
  • Snow Place Like Home
  • The Mite Makes Right
  • Readin', Writin', and Rhythmetic
  • Robin Hoodwinked (The spoofing of Robin Hood)
  • Hector's Hectic Life
  • The Old Shell Game (First appearance of Tommy Tortoise)
  • Symphony in Spinach
  • The Funshine State
  • The Little Cutup
  • Hep Cat Symphony
  • The Emerald Isle
  • Round The Mountain
  • The Lost Dream (Third appearance of Little Audrey in the Noveltoon series)
  • Popeye's Premiere
  • The Stork Market
  • Little Red School Mouse
  • A Haunting we will Go (Last appearance of Casper in the Noveltoons series, before he moved on to his own series)
  • Lumberjack and Jill
  • A Mutt in a Rut (A dog is at his wits' end when his mistress adopts a stray kitten, but a nightmare about Dog Heaven and Dog Hell makes Dogface change his ways)
  • Spring Song
  • Hot Air Aces
  • The Ski's the Limit
  • Campus Capers
  • Toys Will Be Toys (Popeye makes a cameo appearance)
  • A Balmy Swami
  • Farm Foolery
  • Tar with a Star
  • Our Funny Finny Friends
  • Silly Hillbilly
  • Marriage Wows
  • The Big Flame-Up
  • Leprechaun's Gold (Sequel to The Wee Men)
  • Barking Dogs Don't Fite
  • Strolling Through the Park
  • Song of the Birds (Fourth appearance of Little Audrey in the Noveltoons series, before she moved on to her own series, Short is a remake of the 1934 Max Fleischer Color Classic cartoon, The Song of the Birds)
  • The Big Drip
  • Snow Foolin'
  • The Fly's Last Flight

50's

  • Land of the Lost Jewels
  • Blue Hawaii
  • How Green Is My Spinach
  • Quack A Doodle Do (First appearance of Baby Huey, before he moved on to his own series)
  • Gym Jam
  • Short'nin' Bread
  • Teacher's Pest (Featuring Junior)
  • Win, Place and Show Boat
  • Beach Peach
  • Jingle Jangle Jungle
  • Tarts and Flowers (First theatrical Little Audrey cartoon)
  • Ups An' Downs Derby (Featuring Lightning the House)
  • Jitterbug Jive
  • Heap Hep Injuns
  • Pleased To Eat You (Featuring The Hungry Lion)
  • Gobs of Fun
  • Popeye Makes A Movie
  • Goofy Goofy Gander (Fifth appearance of Little Audrey in the Noveltoons series)
  • Helter Swelter
  • Saved by the Bell
  • Boos in the Night
  • Baby Wants Spinach
  • Quick on the Vigor
  • Casper's Spree Under The Sea (First theatrical Casper cartoon)
  • The Little Girl Who Could Fly (First appearance of Audrey's Mother, Little Jim and Little Sam)
  • Mice Meeting You
  • The Voice of the Turkey (First appearance of Farmer Jones and Timothy the Turkey)
  • Riot in Rhythm
  • Fiesta Time
  • Sam's Dance Party
  • Fresh Yeggs
  • The Farmer and the Belle
  • Sock-A-Bye Kitty (First theatrical Buzzy Crow cartoon)
  • Once Upon A Rhyme
  • Audrey's Doll Sitter (First appearance of Little Tina)
  • Butterfly Audrey
  • One Quack Mind (First theatrical Baby Huey cartoon)
  • Vacation with Play
  • Tweet Music
  • Mice Paradise
  • Good Billy (First appearances of Bully Billy)
  • Boo-Hoo Baby
  • Drippy Mississippi
  • Hold the Lion Please
  • Land of Lost Watches
  • Alpine for You
  • Miners Forty-Niners
  • As the Crow Lies
  • To Boo or Not to Boo (Featuring Lou)
  • Double Cross Country Race
  • Sing Again of Michigan (Final theatrical Screen Song cartoon)
  • Slip us Some Redskin
  • Little Snow-Audrey
  • Pilgrim Popeye
  • Boo Scout (First appearances of Billy and Johnny)
  • Party Smarty
  • Make's Music
  • Casper Comes to Clown
  • Cat-Choo
  • Let's Stalk Spinach
  • Audrey the Rainmaker (Sixth and Last appearance of Little Audrey in the Noveltoons series)
  • Cat Tamale (First of two Herman and Katnip cartoons in the Noveltoon series)
  • Vegetable Vaudeville (First theatrical Kartune cartoon)
  • Punch and Judo
  • Casper Takes A Bow-Wow (First appearance of Pal the Puppy, before he moved on to the Little Audrey series)
  • By Leaps and Hounds (Featuring Herbert)
  • Scout Fellow
  • Snooze Reel
  • Popeye's Pappy
  • The Deep Boo Sea (Second appearance of Billy and Johnny)
  • Off we Glow
  • Lunch with a Punch
  • Cat Carson Rides Again (Second and last of two Herman and Katnip cartoons in the Noveltoon series, before they moved on to their own series)
  • Ghost of the Town
  • Lotta's Cheese (First appearance of Little Lotta and Lotta's Father)
  • The Awful Tooth
  • Fun at the Fair
  • Swimmer Take All
  • Law and Audrey
  • Spunky Skunky (First appearance of Moe Hare, before he and Tommy Tortoise moved on to their own series)
  • Friend or Phony
  • Dizzy Dinosaurs
  • Dot and Audrey (First appearance of Little Dot)
  • City Kitty (Featuring Katnip)
  • Cage Fright
  • Gag and Baggage
  • Tots of Fun
  • Be Yourself (Cameo appearance of Dolly (Audrey's Doll))
  • Clown on the Farm
  • Popalong Popeye
  • Pig-A-Boo
  • Shuteye Popeye
  • Mice Capades (First theatrical Herman and Katnip cartoon)
  • Audrey's Candy Sack
  • True Boo
  • Forest Fantasy
  • Big Bad Sindbad
  • The Case of the Cockeyed Canary
  • Feast and Furious (Featuring Finny the Goldfish)
  • Hysterical History
  • Ancient Fistory (The spoofing of Cinderella)
  • Frightday The 13th
  • Of Mice and Magic
  • Starting from Hatch
  • Spook No Evil
  • Child Sockology
  • Philharmaniacs
  • Winner by a Hare (First theatrical Tommy Tortoise and Moe Hare cartoon)
  • Aero-Nutics
  • Herman The Catoonist
  • Popeye's Mirthday
  • North Pal
  • Better Bait Than Never
  • Toreadorable
  • Invention Convention
  • By the Old Mill Scream
  • Surf Bored
  • Baby Wants a Battle
  • No Place Like Rome
  • Firemen's Brawl
  • Little Boo Peep
  • Dot in Love (in CinemaScope)
  • Drinks on the Mouse
  • Little Runaway Car (First appearance of Dot's Mother)
  • Popeye, The Ace of Space (The Award Winner, in 3-D)
  • Shaving Muggs
  • Do or Diet
  • Cousin Suzie (First appearance of Cousin Suzie)
  • Huey's Ducky Daddy
  • Boos and Saddles
  • Northwest Mousie
  • Floor Flusher
  • Audrey's Night Out
  • Boo Moon (The Award Winner, in 3-D)
  • The Seapreme Court (The Award Winner)
  • Crazytown
  • Surf and Sound
  • Zero the Hero
  • Popeye's 20th Anniversary
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (Last appearance of Katnip in the Buzzy series, Little Audrey will be take his Place in 1955)
  • Casper Genie
  • Audrey and the Pirates
  • Taxi-Turvy
  • Candy Cabaret (in CinemaScope, Final theatrical Kartune cartoon)
  • Of Mice and Menace
  • Bride and Gloom
  • Tortoise's Day Off
  • Puss 'n' Boos
  • The Oily Bird (Featuring Inchy Worm)
  • Greek Mirthology
  • Dot's Diary
  • Ship-A-Hooey
  • My Favorite Duck
  • Fright to the Finish
  • Boos and Arrows
  • Fido Beta Kappa (Featuring Martin Kanine)
  • Private Eye Popeye
  • Rail-Rodents
  • Boo Ribbon Winner
  • The Mad Doctor (in CinemaScope)
  • Gopher Spinach
  • No If's, ands or Butts (Last appearance of Buzzy the Crow in the Noveltoons series, Banned from being aired on television, due to its exploitations and exhibitings of smoking habits)
  • Cooking with Gags
  • Hide and Shriek (First appearance of Spooky)
  • Dizzy Dishes (in 3-D)
  • Nurse To Meet Ya
  • Robin Rodenthood
  • Keep Your Grin Up
  • Penny Antics
  • Git Along Li'l Duckie
  • A Bicep Built for Two
  • Beaus will be Beaus
  • Spooking with a Brogue (in CinemaScope)
  • Gift of Gag (in CinemaScope)
  • News Hound (in CinemaScope, Featuring Snapper)
  • Poop Goes the Weasel (Featuring Wishbone and Waxy Weasel)
  • Bull Fright
  • Car-azy Drivers
  • Mouse Trapeze
  • Rabbit Punch

In CinemaScope

  • Mister and Mistletoe
  • Little Audrey Riding Hood (First Little Audrey with new theme music)
  • Red, White and Boo
  • Cops is Tops
  • Mousieur Herman (First Herman and Katnip with new theme music)
  • Business Girl (First appearance of Little Audrey in the Buzzy series)
  • A Job for a Gob
  • Boo Kind to Animals (First Casper with new theme music)
  • Kitty Cornered (Featuring Kitty Cuddles, First Noveltoon with new theme music)
  • Hillbilling and Cooing
  • Ground Hog Play
  • Mouseum
  • Little Dancer
  • Sleuth But Sure
  • Popeye for President
  • Dutch Treat (Featuring Hans the Dutch Boy)
  • Swab the Duck
  • Out to Punch
  • Penguin for your Thoughts
  • Will Do Mousework
  • Assault and Flattery
  • Mousetro Herman
  • Insect to Injury
  • Line of Screammage (Third appearances of Billy and Johnny)
  • Parlez Vous Woo
  • I'm Just Curious (Also a Little Lulu cartoon)
  • Sir Irving and Jeames
  • Fright from Wrong
  • Lucky Crow
  • I Don't Scare
  • Hide and Peak
  • A Haul in One
  • Lion in the Roar (Featuring Louie the Lion)
  • Spooking About Africa (Featuring Wheezy the Elephant)
  • Pest Pupil
  • Nearlyweds
  • Cat in the Act
  • Hooky Spooky (Second appearance of Spooky)
  • Fishing Tackler
  • The Crystal Brawl
  • Patriotic Popeye
  • Peekaboo
  • Mr. Money Gags (Final theatrical Tommy Tortoise and Moe Hare cartoon)
  • Sky Scrappers
  • Spree Lunch
  • L'Amour The Merrier
  • Ghost of Honor (Cameo appearances by Herman, Katnip, Spunky, Little Audrey, Baby Huey, Pal, Tommy Tortoise, Moe Hare, Wolfie and Buzzy)
  • Aurdey's Baby Talk (Also a Casper cartoon as Boo-Hoo Baby)
  • Spooky Swabs (Final theatrical Popeye cartoon)
  • From Mad to Worse
  • Ice Scream (Last appearance of Billy and Johnny)
  • Possum Pearl
  • Jumping with Toy
  • Lotta and Dot's Sandpit
  • Jolly the Clown
  • Boo Bop
  • One Funny Knight
  • Cock-A-Doodle Dino
  • Dante Dreamer
  • Spotty Girl
  • Heir Restorer
  • Sporticles
  • Spook and Span
  • The Kissing Game
  • Grateful Gus
  • Frighty Cat
  • Finnegan's Flea
  • Ghost Writers
  • Which is Witch (First appearance of Wendy, Third appearance of Spooky)
  • Okey Dokey Donkey
  • Chew Chew Baby
  • Suzie's Hypnosis (Second and last appearance of Cousin Suzie)
  • You Said a Mouseful
  • Stork Raving Mad
  • Right off the Bat (First theatrical Modern Madcaps cartoon)
  • Dawg Gawn
  • Owly to Bed
  • Doing What's Fright (Fourth and final appearance of Spooky)
  • The Animal Fair
  • Fit to be Toyed
  • Felineous Assault
  • La Petite Parade
  • Down to Mirth
  • Spook a Nanny (Cameo appearances by Herman, Katnip, Casper, Wendy, Baby Huey, Tommy Tortoise and Buzzy)
  • Southbound Crow (Final theatrical Buzzy Crow cartoon)
  • Fun on Furlough
  • Houndabout
  • Huey's Father's Day (Final theatrical Baby Huey cartoon)
  • Not Ghoulty
  • Spooking of Ghosts
  • Casper's Birthday Party (Final theatrical Casper cartoon)
  • Talking Horse Sense
  • T.V. Fuddlehead
  • Little Audrey Peep (Final theatrical Little Audrey cartoon)
  • Katnip's Big Day (Final theatrical Herman and Katnip cartoon)
  • Out of this Whirl

60's

  • Mike the Masquerader
  • The Boss is Always Right (First theatrical Jeepers and Creepers cartoon)
  • Be Mice to Cats (Featuring Skit and Skat)
  • Fiddle Faddle
  • Trouble Date (Featuring Jeepers and Creepers)
  • From Dime to Dime
  • Monkey Doodles
  • Trigger Treat
  • The Pitcher's Run (Featuring the Funday Funnies)
  • Silly Science
  • Peck your own Home
  • Busy Buddies
  • The Shoe Must Go On
  • Counter Attack
  • Top Cat (First theatrical The Cat cartoon)
  • Electronica
  • Turning the Fables
  • Shootin' Stars
  • Little Red Daisy Hood (Featuring the Funday Funnies)
  • Fine Feathered Fiend
  • Scouting For Trouble
  • Disguise the Limit (Featuring Mike)
  • Galaxia
  • The Planet Mouseola
  • Bouncing Benny
  • Northern Mites
  • Terry the Terror
  • Miceniks
  • Moustacher
  • The Lion's Busy
  • The Kid from Mars
  • Goodie The Gremlin
  • The Mighty Termite
  • Alvin's Solo Flight (Featuring Little Lulu)
  • Hound About That
  • Island of the Found (Featuring the Funday Funnies)
  • In The Nicotine
  • Trick or Tree
  • Bopin' Hood (Featuring The Cat)
  • Cape Kidnaveral
  • Turtle Scoop
  • Cane and Able
  • Abner the Baseball
  • Kozmo Goes to School
  • The Plot Sickens
  • Perry Popgun
  • Crumley Cogwheel
  • Without Time or Reason
  • Popcorn and Politics
  • Good and Guilty (Featuring Goodie the Gremlin)
  • Giddy Gadgets
  • Hi-Fi Jinx
  • T.V. or no T.V.
  • Funderful Suburbia
  • Frog's Legs (Featuring Little Lulu)

Felix the Cat

  • The Magic Bag
  • Into Outer Space
  • Abominable Snowman
  • Felix Out West
  • Felix the Cat Suit
  • Electronic Brainwasher
  • Do-It-Yourself Monster Book
  • Blubberino the Whale
  • Ghostly Concert
  • Captain No-Kiddin'
  • Felix in Egypt
  • Detective Thinking Hat
  • Balloon Blower Machine
  • Friday the 13th
  • Stone Making Machine
  • Penelope the Elephant
  • The Money Tree
  • Oil and Indians Don't Mix
  • The Glittering Jewels
  • The Gold Car and County Fair
  • Sheriff Felix vs. the Gas Cloud
  • Felix's Gold Mine
  • How to Steal a Gold Mine?
  • Private Eye Felix and Pierre Mustache
  • The Gold Fruit Tree
  • The Flying Saucer
  • Felix Baby-Sits
  • Instant Money
  • Master Cylinder-King of the Moon
  • The Invisible Professor
  • Venus and the Master Cylinder
  • The Termites of 1960
  • Moo Moo Island Oysters
  • The Mouse and Felix
  • King Neptune's S.O.S.
  • Relax-a-Lawn Chair
  • The African Diamond Affair
  • Felix's Prize Garden
  • Finally, The Magic Bag is Mine!
  • Felix and the Rhinoceros
  • Felix-Finder and the Ghost Town
  • Snoopascope, A Magic Bag of Tricks
  • Stone Age Felix
  • The Gold Silkworms
  • Felix and Vavoom
  • The Jubilee Dime
  • Movie Star Felix
  • Youth Water
  • Game Warden Felix
  • Master Cylinder Captures Poindexter
  • Atomic Drive Explosion of Master Cylinder
  • Supertoy
  • The Jewel Bird
  • The Atomic Rocket Fuel
  • The Hairy Berry Bush
  • General Clang and the Secret Rocket Fuel
  • The Rajah's Elephants
  • The Exchanging Machine
  • The Leprechaun
  • The Master Cylinder's Spacegram
  • The Leprechaun's Gold
  • Felix and the Mid-Evil Ages
  • The Capturing of the Leprechaun King
  • Martin the Martian Meets Felix the Cat
  • The Professor's Committed No Crime!
  • The Martian Rescue
  • The Portable Closet
  • Redbeard the Pirate
  • A Museum, The Professor, and Rock Bottom
  • The Professor's Instant Changer
  • The Vacation Mirage
  • Cat-Napped
  • The Sea Monster and Felix
  • The Diamond Tree
  • King of the Leprechauns
  • The Magic Apples
  • Oysters and Starfishes
  • The Haunted House
  • Gold Digger Vavoom
  • The Wizard and Sir Rock
  • The Coal Diamonds
  • Out West with Big Brownie
  • Love-Sick Squirt Gun
  • Mechanical Felix
  • The Ski Jump
  • Felix and the Beanstalk
  • The Milky Way
  • The Super Rocket Formula
  • The Weather Maker
  • The Giant Magnet
  • The Instant Truck Melter
  • The Pep Pill
  • Leprechaun Gold from Rainbows
  • The Magnetic Ray
  • The Instant Grower
  • The Professor's Ancestor? The Wizard
  • Luring the Magic Bag of Tricks
  • The Uranium Discovery
  • Chief Standing Bull
  • The Strongest Robot in the World
  • Stairway to the Stars
  • Cleaning House
  • Vavoom Learns How to Fish
  • The Golden Nugget
  • The Genie
  • Felix and Poindexter Out West
  • The Bad Genie
  • The Rajah's Zoo
  • The Loan Business
  • A Treasure Chest
  • The Essence of Money
  • Mercury's Winged Sandals
  • The $10,000 Vacation
  • Brother Pebble Bottom
  • The North Pole and a Walrus Hunt
  • Cleopatra's Beauty Secrets
  • The Trip Back from the North Pole
  • The Golden Whale Baby-Sitter
  • North Pole Jail Hole
  • Felix the Handyman
  • Public Enemies Number One and Two
  • Horse Thieves
  • Adventures of Felix
  • Felix the Cat Bottles the Genie
  • Felix the Cat Finds the Golden Bug
  • Felix the Cat Finds a Genie

Popeye the Sailor

  • Hits and Missiles
  • Seer-Ring Is Believer-Ring
  • The Ghost Host
  • Strikes, Spares An' Spinach
  • Jeep is Jeep
  • The Spinach Scholar
  • Psychiatricks
  • Rags to Riches to Rags
  • Hair Cut-ups
  • Poppa Popeye
  • Quick Change Ollie
  • The Valley of the Goons
  • Me Quest for Poopdeck Pappy
  • Mopey Hick
  • Mirror Magic
  • It Only Hurts When They Laughs
  • Wimpy the Moocher
  • Voo-Doo to You Too
  • Popeye Goes Sale-ing
  • Popeye's Travel
  • Incident at Missile City
  • Dog Catcher Popeye
  • What's News
  • Spinach Greetings
  • The Baby Contest
  • Oil's Well That Ends Well
  • Motor Knocks
  • Amusement Park
  • Duel to the Finish
  • Gem Jam
  • Bathing Beasts
  • The Rain Breaker
  • Messin' Up the Mississippi
  • Love Birds
  • Sea Serpent
  • Boardering on Trouble
  • Aladdin's Lamp
  • Butler Up
  • The Leprechaun
  • County Fair
  • Hamburgers Aweigh
  • Popeye's Double Trouble
  • Kiddie Kapers
  • The Mark of Zero
  • Myskery Melody
  • Scairdy Cat
  • Operation Ice-Tickle
  • The Cure
  • William Won't Tell
  • Pop Goes the Whistle
  • Autographically Yours
  • A Poil for Olive Oyl
  • My Fair Olive
  • Giddy Gold
  • Strange Things Are Happening
  • The Medicine Man
  • A Mite of Trouble
  • Who's Kiddin' Zoo
  • Robot Popeye
  • The Wiffle Bird's Revenge
  • Going...Boing...Gone
  • Popeye Thumb
  • Interrupted Lullaby
  • Sea No Evil
  • From Way Out
  • Seeing Double
  • Swee'pea Soup
  • Hag Way Robbery
  • The Lost City of Bubble-on
  • There's No Space Like Home
  • Potent Lotion
  • Astro-Nut
  • Goon with the Wind
  • Insultin' the Sultan
  • Dog-Gone Dog-Catcher
  • Voice from the Deep or See Here, Sea Hag
  • Matinée Idol Popeye
  • Beaver or Not
  • The Billionaire
  • Model Muddle
  • Which is Witch
  • Disguise the Limit
  • Spoil Sport
  • Have Time, Will Travel
  • Intellectual Interlude
  • Partial Post
  • Weight for Me
  • Canine Caprice
  • Roger
  • Tooth Be or Not Tooth Be

The New Casper Cartoon Show

  • The Greedy Giants
  • Red Robbing Hood
  • The Lonesome Giant
  • A Visit from Mars
  • Bedtime Troubles
  • The Bored Billionaire
  • City Snicker
  • Cold Wave
  • Growing Up
  • Kings of Toyland
  • Little Lost Ghost
  • Mother Goose Land
  • The Professor's Problem
  • Small Spooks
  • Super Spook
  • The Absent-Minded Robot
  • The Enchanted Horse
  • The Enchanted Prince
  • The Heart of Gold
  • The Timid Knight
  • The Wandering Ghost
  • The Witching Hour
  • Twin Trouble
  • Weather or Not
  • Wendy's Wish

Little Audrey (Gene Deitch/Rembrandt Films)

  • Land in Audrey
  • Twin Trouble
  • The Heart in Gold
  • Girls Only
  • It's Greek to Audrey
  • Tina's Little Secret
  • Tot Watchers
  • Caribbean Jim
  • Dot's Big Day

DVDs

Warner Home Video issued Famous Studios

Noveltoons: Original Classics

  • Cilly Goose
  • Suddenly It's Spring
  • Yankee Doodle Donkey
  • Scrappily Married
  • A Lamb in a Jam
  • Cheese Burglar
  • Sudden Fried Chicken
  • The Stupidstitious Cat
  • The Enchanted Square
  • Much Ado About Mutton
  • Quack-a-Doodle-Do
  • The Wee Men
  • Naughty But Mice
  • Flip Flap
  • The Bored Cuckoo
  • Teacher's Pest
  • Leprechaun's Gold
  • Ups and Downs Derby
  • Pleased to Eat You
  • Saved By the Bell

Harvey Toons: Best Friends

  • Hysterical History
  • Starting from Hatch
  • Winner by a Hare
  • Better Bait Than Never
  • Invention Convention
  • No Place Like Rome
  • Northwest Mousie
  • Boo Moon
  • The Seapreme Court
  • Crazytown
  • Candy Cabaret
  • The Oily Bird
  • Ship-A-Hooey
  • Fido Beta Kappa

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