Deviation Actions

DubyaScott's avatar

TV Animation - 1960

By DubyaScott
- Ink on paper, plus digital work
- April 2020

These are animated cartoon characters that debuted on TV in 1960.

Left to right:
King Leonardo - King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
Hokey Wolf - The Huckleberry Hound Show
Fred Flintstone - The Flintstones
Dudley Do-Right - Rocky and His Friends
Popeye - Popeye the Sailor
Courageous Cat - Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Pinocchio - The New Adventures of Pinocchio
Mister Magoo - Mister Magoo
Tooter Turtle - King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
one of the Nutty Squirrels - The Nutty Squirrels Present
Q.T. Hush - Q.T. Hush

A little background:
1960 saw the debut of many beloved characters.

Hanna-Barbera once again created another masterpiece with The Flintstones, one of the most popular cartoons to come out of that decade. This was also Hanna-Barbera's third season of The Huckleberry Hound Show where they debuted Hokey Wolf.

While Rocky and His Friends premiered on TV in 1959, their first Dudley Do-Right segment didn't air until later that season, in January 1960.

The Courageous Cat cartoons were actually a Batman-spoof created by, oddly enough, the creator of Batman himself, Bob Kane. He was spoofing his own creation. And this was 6 years before the campy Adam West show.

While the King Leonardo cartoons were based on the title character, one of the segments each episode was based on Tooter Turtle, with his famous "Mr. Wizard!" line.

Mister Magoo actually appeared in theatrical short films a decade earlier, but 1960 saw the first Magoo cartoons animated specifically for television. Popeye was a similar situation. His first animated appearance dates back to the early 1930's when Max Fleischer was animating theatrical short films. But in 1960, new Popeye cartoons were being animated specifically for TV.

The Nutty Squirrels was a musical band essentially copying Alvin and the Chipmunks. The Squirrels characters got their short-lived animated cartoon a year before the Chipmunks got theirs, which was much more successful. Unfortunately, most of The Nutty Squirrels cartoons have been lost over the years. (As a lover of animation, I hate seeing that happen.)

Q.T. Hush was a private eye who solved crimes with the help of his dog. I read that the entire series has survived, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Lastly, The New Adventures of Pinocchio was a stop-motion animated show NOT connected to Disney's Pinocchio. This show had an entirely different take on the classic tale.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. If you want to see more, check out the "History of TV Animation" folder in my gallery.

Image details
Image size
1924x600px 308.04 KB
© 2020 - 2021 DubyaScott
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
Saifkandil's avatar

do 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, please?

DubyaScott's avatar

Yes, I'm planning on doing a drawing like this for every year.

Juliefan21's avatar
Someday do TV Animation - 1961.
DubyaScott's avatar
I'll be working on 1961 soon.

I'm ashamed to admit that I'm familiar with only about half of these characters; although I do remember Courageous Cat, King Leonardo and Tooter Turtle. I vaguely remember the Nutty Squirrels. I was a fan of Huckleberry Hound, The Flintstones (who were a direct copy of The Honeymooners), Rocky and Bullwinkle, Mr. Magoo, and the later Popeye cartoons (weren't his nephews -- Pipeye, Peepeye, and Poopeye; and in earlier cartoons, Pupeye -- a bunch of little scamps!).

As much as I love cartoons, I feel there are some which have not fared well in live-action treatment: Mr. Magoo and Dudley Do-Right, for example (fine actor that he was, Brendan Fraser's Dudley was depicted as such a moron, I actually found myself -- shock of shocks! -- rooting for Alfred Molina's Snidely Whiplash halfway through). The big-screen adaptation of Popeye (with Robin Williams) was entertaining. And John Goodman was perfectly cast as Fred in the big-screen Flintstones movie. That being said, my favorite "feature-length film" of any of these characters is the 1977 animated holiday film Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. Loved it as a kid; love it even more as an adult.

FlapperFoxy's avatar
Some great memories here!Heart :D (Big Grin) 
thearist2013's avatar
I was gonna suggest Yogi Bear, only to realised that while his own show may have debuted in the 1960s  he debuted in the late 1950s as a supporting character on the Huckleberry Hound Show
DubyaScott's avatar
Correct! I included both Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound in my "1958" drawing:

TV Animation - 1958 by DubyaScott
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In