Kartunes

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Title card of the series

Kartunes was a series of 12 theatrical shorts subjects from 1951 to 1953. The series was produced by Famous Studios for Paramount Pictures. It succeeded the Screen Songs series because Paramount Pictures lost the rights to the series' name and the term "Bouncing Ball" couldn't be used any more. Even though the series ended in 1953, Famous produced one more cartoon called Candy Cabaret, which was part of the Noveltoons series.

The opening theme of each cartoon was Sing a Song of Six Pence.

List of cartoons (songs)[edit]

Title Song Director Animators Story by Original release date
Vegetable Vaudeville "Yes! We Have No Bananas" I. Sparber Myron Waldman and Nick Tafuri Larz Bourne November 9, 1951
Snooze Reel "I Got Spurs that Jingle Jangle Jingle" Seymour Kneitel Al Eugster and Wm. B. Pattengill Joe Stultz December 28, 1951
Off We Glow "The Glow-Worm" I. Sparber Dave Tendlar and Tom Golden Larz Bourne and Tex Henson February 29, 1952
Fun at the Fair "Wait 'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" I. Sparber Al Eugster and Wm. B. Pattengill Larz Bourne May 9, 1952
Dizzy Dinosaurs "Sweet Adeline" Seymour Kneitel Myron Waldman and Gordon Whittier I. Klein July 4, 1952
Gag and Baggage "I've Been Working on the Railroad" I. Sparber Dave Tendlar and Tom Golden Larz Bourne August 8, 1952
Forest Fantasy "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" Seymour Kneitel Myron Waldman and Larry Silverman I. Klein November 14, 1952
Hysterical History "Yankee Doodle Boy" I. Sparber Al Eugster and George Germanetti Irving Spector January 23, 1953
Philharmaniacs "Alexander's Ragtime Band" Seymour Kneitel Tom Johnson and John Gentilella I. Klein April 3, 1953
Aero-Nutics "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" Seymour Kneitel Al Eugster and George Germanetti Irving Spector May 8, 1953
Invention Convention "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" I. Sparber Al Eugster and Wm. B. Pattengill I. Klein June 10, 1953
No Place Like Rome "Oh Ma Ma" I. Sparber Al Eugster and George Germanetti Irving Spector July 31, 1953

Note: Hysterical History is the only Kartunes' episode in public domain.

TV distribution[edit]

The cartoons were later sold to TV distribution by Harvey Films to replace the original titles with the Harvey reissued ones and syndicated by Worldvision Enterprises.

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