The Harveytoons Show

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The Harveytoons Show is a television series presenting theatrical animated cartoons produced by Famous Studios from 1950 until 1962, which were acquired by Harvey Entertainment.


This show features Harvey Comics characters and series including: Casper the Friendly Ghost, Little Audrey, Tommy Tortoise and Moe Hare, Baby Huey, Herman and Katnip, Buzzy the Crow, Modern Madcaps and specials. The New Casper Cartoon Show and the Film Roman version of Richie Rich have also been featured on the final season of The Harveytoons Show. The show itself contained three full cartoons and one "ToonTake", an abbreviated cartoon. Jerry Beck was the show consultant.

The Harveytoons Show broadcast history[edit]


The show comprised Famous Studios-produced cartoons from December 1949 to November 2001. There were 223 theatrical cartoons released during that period, and only 165 cartoons were included in their full format, although the original theatrical titles were changed when Harvey assumed ownership from Famous. The remainder of the 58 cartoons were either only included as fragments or not included. Jerry Beck later explained that the trimming of some cartoons was only done to help each episode fit the half-hour format, and some were excluded from the show either from oversight or because the content of those cartoons could be considered un-PC.

All original television-produced shorts on the show were either from later TV cartoons featuring Casper and the Film Roman version of Richie Rich, and those were mostly featured in the final season of The Harveytoons Show.

Each episode included three full cartoons and one "ToonTake" segment.

Season 1[edit]

Season 2[edit]

Season 3[edit]

Season 4[edit]

Season 5[edit]

Season 6[edit]


The following is list of Famous Studio shorts that are part of the Harveytoon library and which were included as fragments at the end of the show, some of which are Screen Songs with the sing-along portions taken out:

Not included on the show[edit]

This is list of theatrical Harvey-owned Famous Studio shorts that were not included on the show:

DVD releases[edit]

In 2006, Classic Media released 52 of the show's 78 episodes on a four-disc DVD set titled Harvey Toons – The Complete Collection. The set received mixed reviews from animation fans, and the show's consultant, Jerry Beck, said Classic Media did not consult with him on making this DVD release. He stated that he would not have included the show's formatting of those cartoons, but did applaud Classic Media for the very good picture quality of the included shorts and for the set's low price tag, considering the high number of cartoons in the set.[2][3] In 2011, Vivendi Entertainment and Classic Media released all Herman and Katnip cartoons on a single disc DVD set titled Herman and Katnip: The Complete Collection. Also in 2011, Shout! Factory released 61 of 78 Casper cartoons from The Harveytoons Show on a three-disc DVD set titled Casper the Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection.


  1. ^ Casper and Friends on Teletoon Retro
  2. ^ Cooke, Jon (2007). "GAC Review: Harveytoons – The Complete Collection". Golden Age Cartoons. Retrieved 2014-09-20. 
  3. ^ Beck, Jerry (26 October 2006). "The "Complete" Harveytoons". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 2014-09-20. 

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