The Nutty Squirrels Present

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The Nutty Squirrels Present
Genre Cartoon series
Directed by Joseph Bernstein
William Hudson
Voices of Alexander "Sascha" Burland
Don Elliott
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 30 x 30min (USA) 90 x 6min (Australia)
Executive producer(s) Robert Bean
Fred Levinson
Producer(s) Joseph Bernstein
Running time 30 min. per combined show, 6 min. each cartoon
Original network Syndicated
Original release September 1960

The Nutty Squirrels Present is an animated television series that was inspired by characters from The Nutty Squirrels. The television series was produced by Transfilm-Wylde Animation, and aired for one season (1960–1961) on first-run syndication in the United States with over 150 five-minute episodes, with originally 30 half-hour shows being produced.

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Known in Australia simply as The Nutty Squirrels, the series was first transmitted on Australian television during early 1966, on ABC. It first featured as part of a show called "Cartoon Time" which ran on Saturday afternoons at 5pm. This 40-minute show also consisted of other cartoons, including King Leonardo and His Short Subjects. Also featured was Felix the Cat.

The Nutty Squirrels cartoon series then made frequent appearances over the years, appearing off and on in 1970 and also during 1972. At the time in Australia, these transmissions were in black and white.

From 1976, the Nutty Squirrels series was again shown, this time in its original color format.

The main transmission of the Nutty Squirrels cartoon series in Australia came in the form of a package of at least 90 x 6 minute episodes. From December 1977, the Nutty Squirrels series was permanently adapted to the 5:30pm weekday timeslot, running Monday through to Friday. During this run, the Nutty Squirrels series ran right through to March 1979.

After broadcast on the ABC, the Nutty Squirrels series, was for a short time, resyndicated to some of Australia's regional commercial television stations. These were mainly in NSW, with the broadcasts occurring during 1981 and 1982.

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