Category Archives: #11 Winter 1984

Issue 11 – Index of selected articles

Issue 11 – Winter 1984 Animated Comment – Ken Clark chats with Richard Williams Richard Williams talks about the work on his animated feature “The Thief” and other projects. Animated cartoons televised in the USA 1946-1981 George W. Woolery gives a brief history of Animated cartoons as televised programming in the United States 1946-1981. Pop… Read More »

Issue 11 – Front cover

Animator. Winter 1984. Issue number 11. Front cover illustrations: Top: Richard Williams at his London studio. The Oscar is for A Christmas Carol. Small insert: The hands of fate from Richard William’s The Thief.

Animated cartoons televised in the USA 1946-1981

This is a brief history of Animated cartoons as televised programming in the United States 1946-1981. From small beginnings in Uncle Willie’s Cartoon Show to the big dollar earners of the six hour Saturday morning cartoon shows featuring monsters and mayhem, then the action pressure groups step in. George W. Woolery looks at what went… Read More »

Animated cartoons televised in the USA 1946-1981 – Page 2

If in theatres the short cartoon was developed for a general audience, after the graphic films were leased for television programming the focus changed. By the early fifties, the film cartoon was scheduled almost exclusively on children’s shows, usually those hosted by an adult. Routinely dropped in a multipurpose format, which fused many elements too… Read More »

Animated cartoons televised in the USA 1946-1981 – Page 3

The ripple effects continue unabated. Since 1966, there has not been a cartoon series scheduled during a regular season after 7:30 PM on network television. (4) Instead, web programmers have preferred periodic animated specials always telecast during the earliest prime-time hours, which affords a larger juvenile audience. With few exceptions, the cartoon specials adhere to… Read More »