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TV Animation - 1959



- Ink on paper, plus digital work
- February 2020

These are animated cartoon characters that debuted on TV in 1959. This was the year when Rocky and Bullwinkle debuted, and Hanna-Barbera continued their reign with Quick Draw McGraw (Augie Doggie also debuted in Quick Draw McGraw's show). Clutch Cargo was a series that had very limited animation. Most of the Bucky and Pepito cartoons have been lost over the decades and what remains is now in the public domain. Lastly, the Beany and Cecil cartoons debuted on Matty's Funday Funnies and was based on the Time for Beany puppet show characters which premiered on TV a decade earlier. (More can be seen in the "History of TV Animation" folder in my gallery.)

1959 -
(left to right)
Bullwinkle Moose and Rocket J. Squirrel - Rocky and His Friends
Clutch Cargo - Clutch Cargo
Beany - Beany and Cecil segments on Matty's Funday Funnies
Quick Draw McGraw - The Quick Draw McGraw Show
Pepito - Bucky and Pepito

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Bucky and Pepito was created by Sam Singer the same guy who did that awful paddy the pelican cartoon