Alvin & the Chipmunks were a popular novelty act during the late 1950's. Looking to expand the characters beyond records, creator Ross Bagdasarian put them in an animated variety show: The Alvin Show
Mr. Magoo! Popeye! Gumby! Rocky and Bullwinkle! Beetle Bailey! Check out some of the earliest animated Christmas specials and episodes from the early 60's!
Yogi Bear proved to be a popular character on the Huckleberry Hound Show, so Hanna-Barbera gave him his own show in 1961. At the same time, HB produced a new series for prime-time called Top Cat.
With the start of a new year, we venture back to the dawn of television to take a look at some little-known cartoons from the era of the Baby Boomer.
Hanna-Barbera, the creators of Tom & Jerry, found themselves at a crossroad in a changing time. What would follow led to the birth of one of animation's most famous studios.
In the late 1960's, two pop culture icons (King Kong and Smokey the Bear), as well as the works of Hans Christian Anderson and other fairy tales got the Rankin/Bass treatment.
Rocky & Bullwinkle were not alone, being joined by characters such as Mr. Peabody, Sherman, and Dudley Do-Right. Despite ending in 1964, the legacy of these characters still endure to this day.
Jay Ward, following his success with Crusader Rabbit, began planning his next hit series. It would be a long ten years, but it eventually bore two iconic characters, Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Five years after Rudolph, Rankin/Bass would recapture the Christmas spirit with a new special based on another popular song, Frosty the Snowman.
This article describes how the Nickelodeon cartoon Hey Arnold! could relate to both adults and children. The writers of the show took advantage of this idea to infuse the show with radically opposing emotional and...