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TV Animation - 1961

- Ink on paper, plus digital work
- September 2020

These are animated cartoon characters that debuted on American television in 1961.

Left to right:
Top Cat - Top Cat
Dorothy - Tales of the Wizard of Oz
Dick Tracy - The Dick Tracy Show
Alvin - The Alvin Show
Snagglepuss - The Yogi Bear Show
Davey - Davey and Goliath
The Colonel - Calvin and the Colonel

A little background:
Again, as in previous years, Hanna-Barbera was producing some great cartoons with Top Cat and The Yogi Bear Show. The character Yogi had actually debuted a few years earlier on The Huckleberry Hound Show, but in 1961 he go his own series, and Snagglepuss starred in one of the segments.

The Alvin Show was the first animated incarnation of Alvin and the Chipmunks. The characters seem to be redesigned every couple decades for the next generation of kids. This year was also the first time the comic strip character Dick Tracy was animated.

Davey and Goliath was a stop-motion series created by Art Clokey, the same guy that created and animated Gumby.

Calvin and the Colonel was sort of an animated non-racial remake of Amos 'n' Andy. The original actors who voiced Amos and Andy in that radio program even voiced the characters Calvin and the Colonel in this series.

Lastly, Tales of the Wizard of Oz was a short-lived series that put the Wizard of Oz characters in different adventures each segment.

( I also have to add that Snagglepuss is one of my favorite characters. He's hilarious! "Heavens to Murgatroyd!" :D (Big Grin)  )

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

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Sprite6308's avatar

This is TRULY GREAT STUFF!!! ❣❣❣❣❣❣

Emjar's avatar

'Tales of the Wizard of Oz' was hardly 'short-lived' as it had over a hundred episodes.

Juliefan21's avatar

Next do TV Animation - 1962.

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cullyferg2010's avatar

And don't forget Rocky and Bullwinkle, as well as Huckleberry Hound.

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Already drew them. I couldn't forget those characters. ;)

TV Animation - 1958
TV Animation - 1959
Sprite6308's avatar

FAN-TABULOUS!! Oh man, the MEMORIES!! 😢😍😍😍

cullyferg2010's avatar

See you got Beany. Have you got Ruff and Ready, too?

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cullyferg2010's avatar

And Colonel Bleep! Now that brings back childhood memories!

GuncrossKing's avatar

These all look very impressive, like they came straight out of the sixties, great job. :-)

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You're welcome. :)

PrincessBeautiful's avatar

I'm very interested in your TV cartoons by the years that I started watching to see more.

MattTheBat7's avatar

as Snagglepuss always says Exit stage left

dth1971's avatar

Is your TV Animation series every month on DeviantArt?

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No, not every month. But I probably should. I just draw the next one whenever I feel like doing it. (I think I've done 3 of these in the last 8 or 9 months.)

dth1971's avatar

It will be a long time until you get to the 1970's and 1980's and 1990's.

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