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The Land Of The Lost (1948) — Noveltoons Theatrical Short

The Land Of The Lost

The Land Of The Lost

#CotD: “The Land Of The Lost” is the first of three car­toons that Famous Stu­dios did based on this story.

The Land Of The Lost (1948) — Nov­el­toons The­atri­cal Short

Billy and Isabel are fish­ing and catch Red Lantern the talk­ing fish, who takes them to the “Land of the Lost” at the bot­tom of the sea. The wise old fish shows them the Knives of the Square Table and Table­land, where all the lost dishes and spoons sing and play. Billy finds his lost jackknife.

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The Stupidstitious Cat (1947) — Noveltoons Theatrical Cartoon

The Stupidstitious Cat

The Stu­pid­sti­tious Cat

CotD: Buzzy’s debut film was in “The Stu­pid­sti­tious Cat” an obvi­ous par­ody of Jack Benny (as the cat) and Eddie “Rochester” Anderson.

The Stu­pid­sti­tious Cat (1947) — Nov­el­toons The­atri­cal Cartoon

Buzzy uses super­sti­tions against the cat that caught him.

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Little Red School Mouse (1949) — Noveltoons Cartoon Series

Little Red School Mouse

Lit­tle Red School Mouse

CotD: Famous Stu­dios “Lit­tle Red School Mouse” was a Nov­el­toon from 1949.

Lit­tle Red School Mouse (1949) — Nov­el­toons Car­toon Series

In class, a mouse doesn’t know what a cat is, so he brings one back to school to show every­one. Of course the cat wants to eat the plump teacher and all the students!

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The Crystal Brawl (1957) — Popeye the Sailor Cartoon Series

The Crystal Brawl

The Crys­tal Brawl

CotD: Famous Stu­dios moved toward a thicker ink line and more limted ani­ma­tion with “The Crys­tal Brawl”.

The Crys­tal Brawl (1957) — Pop­eye the Sailor Car­toon Series

Bluto tricks Olive into a date, tak­ing her to see a for­tune teller at a fair– actu­ally Pop­eye in dis­guise. The for­tune being fore­told shows the truth about Bluto’s inten­tions towards Olive. After the “for­tune teller” gives Olive bad news about Bluto, she chooses Popeye.

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Funderful Suburbia (1962) — Modern Madcaps Theatrical Cartoon Series

Funderful Suburbia

Fun­der­ful Suburbia

CotD: Toward the end of Famous Stu­dios, “Fun­der­ful Sub­ur­bia” was a Mod­ern Mad­cap directed by Sey­mour Kneitel.

Fun­der­ful Sub­ur­bia (1962) — Mod­ern Mad­caps The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

A fam­ily tries to live in the sub­urbs, but it can’t take the traf­fic jams, house­hold prob­lems and shop­ping dif­fi­cul­ties, so it moves into space!

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The Henpecked Rooster (1933) — Noveltoons Theatrical Cartoon Series

The Henpecked Rooster (1933) - Noveltoons Theatrical Cartoon

The Hen­pecked Rooster (1933) — Nov­el­toons The­atri­cal Cartoon

CotD: Her­man the mouse first appeared in the Nov­el­toon “The Hen­pecked Rooster” before being paired with Kat­nip and get­ting his own series.

The Hen­pecked Rooster (1933) — Nov­el­toons The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

So who’s the boss in this rela­tion­ship? It isn’t hard to tell as the whip is crack­ing and this des­per­ate fel­low is plan­ning a rebel­lion with the help of a lit­tle mouse. Maybe it isn’t such a good idea, but this poor guy is ready to try anything.

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Hep Cat Symphony (1949) — Noveltoons Theatrical Cartoon Series

Hep Cat Symphony (1949) - Noveltoons Theatrical Cartoon

Hep Cat Sym­phony (1949) — Nov­el­toons The­atri­cal Cartoon

CotD: Fleis­cher Stu­dios became Famous Stu­dios in the early 1940’s, and Sey­mour Knei­tel directed “Hep Cat Sym­phony” in the con­tin­u­ing Nov­el­Toons series.

Hep Cat Sym­phony (1949) — Nov­el­toons The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

The hep cat in Tin Can Alley finds the mouse sym­phony orches­tra prac­tic­ing next door a con­stant dis­tur­bance to his jazzy jive. Dressed as the Pied Piper, he pipes them away, but the mice call the final tune.

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The Friendly Ghost (1945) — Noveltoons Theatrical

The Friendly Ghost (1945) - Noveltoons

The Friendly Ghost (1945) — Noveltoons

CotD: First shown the­atri­cally as a Nov­el­toon, “The Friendly Ghost” intro­duced Casper the Friendly Ghost who later got his own series, and tele­vi­sion show.

The Friendly Ghost (1945) — Nov­el­toons The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Casper runs away from home and the other ghosts there to explore the world and make friends. After unin­ten­tion­ally scar­ing away sev­eral dif­fer­ent ani­mals, he decides to end it all by lay­ing on the rail­road tracks in front of a speed­ing loco­mo­tive. Fail­ing that, two chil­dren, Bon­nie and Johnny, find him cry­ing on the tracks and befriend him.

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Quick On The Vigor (1950) — Popeye the Sailor Theatrical Cartoon Series

Quick On The Vigor (1950) -  Popeye the Sailor

Quick On The Vigor (1950) — Pop­eye the Sailor

CotD: Sim­i­lar to Max Fleischer’s “King Of The Mardi Gras”, “Quick On The Vigor” was one of Famous Stu­dios less orig­i­nal cartoons…

Quick On The Vigor (1950) — Pop­eye the Sailor The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Pop­eye takes Olive to the amuse­ment park. She falls for strong­man Bluto, and he has eyes for Olive. Feel­ing threat­ened, Pop­eye needs to prove his man­li­ness. Bluto locks Pop­eye in a safe and takes Olive “for a ride.” “You keep your hands to your­self… that’s what you are,” says Olive, who gets stuck on the roller coaster. There’s a fourth party involved… a can of a cer­tain veg­etable. If these two can get together, the whole film may take off in a dif­fer­ent direction.

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Ship A-Hooey (1954) — Herman and Katnip Theatrical Cartoon Series

Ship A-Hooey (1954) - Herman and Katnip

Ship A-Hooey (1954) — Her­man and Katnip

CotD: A clas­sic from the Her­man and Kat­nip series, “Ship A-Hooey” was released early in the series, around 1954 ~ http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/15943-Ship_A-Hooey.html

Ship A-Hooey (1954) — Her­man and Kat­nip The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Mice are on a ship when they see a drift­ing raft in seem­ing dis­tress. When they throw out a rope, Kat­nip the pirate climbs aboard. He invades their ship. They take to his raft to escape, but Her­man has other plans and tries to recap­ture his ship from Katnip.

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