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TV Animation - 1957

By DubyaScott
- Ink on paper, plus digital work (Paint Shop Pro)
- March 2019

These are animated cartoon characters that debuted on TV in 1957. Colonel Bleep is credited as the first made-for-TV hand-drawn cartoon to be made in color. Also, Ruff and Reddy was the first TV cartoon by Hanna-Barbera, kicking off a multi-decade reign dominating TV animation. (More can be seen in the "History of TV Animation" folder in my gallery.)

1957 -
(left to right)
Colonel Bleep - Colonel Bleep
Tom Terrific - Captain Kangaroo
Ruff and Reddy - Ruff and Reddy

In doing my research, I found some sources having Colonel Bleep debuting in 1956. But most sources I found said '57, so that's where I put him.

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RJToons's avatar
I love the pose that Ruff and Reddy are in they look cute like that
EmmetEarwax's avatar
I recall at least one Ruff & Reddy adventure (Munimula) both from TV and from a 33RP LP record I once had.

I also recall the shape changing Tom Terrific. 
Comickook's avatar
REALLY good artistic tribute to three obscure 1950s cartoons.
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You're very welcome.
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