Jay Ward Productions
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Jay Ward Productions (or simply Ward Productions) is an American animated television cartoon series production company, founded in 1949 by American animator Jay Ward. It made extensive use of limited animation techniques.
It was best known for producing The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and many other films and series. The company also designed trademark characters like Cap'n Crunch, King Vitaman, Quisp, and Quake breakfast cereals, and made numerous commercials for these products. The company mostly stopped producing new animation around 1970.
Jay Ward Productions, managed by members of his family, is located across the street from the Chateau Marmont on the Sunset Strip.
Today, Bullwinkle Studios, a joint venture between Classic Media (DreamWorks Classics) and Jay Ward Productions, represents the catalog. Distribution rights are handled by The Program Exchange, the corporate successor to Dancer Fitzgerald Sample (which originally brokered advertising for and, through its Gamma Productions subsidiary, animated Ward's productions).
Films and TV series
- Crusader Rabbit
- Rocky and His Friends (also known as The Bullwinkle Show or The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show)
- The Adventures of Hoppity Hooper (also known as Hoppity Hooper or The Hoppity Hooper Show)
- George of the Jungle
Commercials (For Quaker Oats Company)
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