The USA Cartoon Express was a programming block of animated productions which aired on cable television's USA Network from late 1982 to September 15, 1996. The Express was the first structured animation block on cable television, predating Nickelodeon's animation blocks by half a decade and Cartoon Network by more than a decade.
The Cat & Birdy Warneroonie Pinky Brainy Big Cartoonie Show, or The Big Cartoonie Show for short, is a compilation program that aired on Kids' WB from January 16, 1999, to August 24, 2000. It followed a theme similar to previous Saturday morning cartoons featuring Looney Tunes shorts.
Committed is a Canadian animated television series that aired on CTV, beginning in 2001. It is currently airing on YTV. It was based on an American comic strip of the same name by Michael Fry, better known for Over the Hedge. All 13 episodes of the show can be seen viewed on Amazon Instant Video.
Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines is a special animated TV mini-series that was aired on the animated half-hour TV series Super Sunday and Super Saturday containing 9 segments that ran for 6 minutes each and every weekend, along with Jem, Robotix, and Inhumanoids. The segments were combined and turned into a 53-minute feature-length film in 1985. This cartoon and the other Super Sunday cartoons were animated by Toei Animation in Japan. The show featured animated versions of vehicles popular in real life competing under the United States Hot Rod Association banner, including Bob Chandler's Bigfoot monster truck, Allen Gaines' Orange Blossom Special two-wheel-drive pulling truck, Kenneth and Paula Geuin's Black Gold four-wheel-drive pulling truck, and Dan Patrick's War Lord pulling funny car.
The Tomfoolery Show is an American cartoon comedy television series made and first broadcast in 1970, based on the works of Edward Lear. The animation was done at the Halas and Batchelor Studios in London and Stroud. Though the works of other writers were also used, notably Lewis Carroll and Ogden Nash, Lear's works were the main source, and characters like The Yongy Bonghy Bo and The Umbrageous Umbrella Maker were all Lear creations. Some original material was also written based on characters created by Lear, although much of the material was a straight recital of poems and limericks or songs using Lear's poems set to music. A recurring joke had a delivery boy running around trying to deliver a large plant and shouting 'Plant for Mrs Discobolus!'. The series was produced by Rankin/Bass, who also made the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.
The quest of two children, Jules and Julie, in their travels across Eurasia seeking to overthrow the Empress Dowager of China, and consequently, release their fathers from imprisonment.
Wil Cwac Cwac is a Welsh-language cartoon based on a series of children's books written in the 1920s by Jennie Thomas and J. O. Williams. The cartoon series ran from 1982 to 1987 on ITV. Both book and cartoon series take place in rural Wales. The Welsh-language series was produced by Siriol Animation for S4C. An English-language version of the show was produced for the wider English-speaking market. In both versions, all narration and characters were voiced by Myfanwy Talog. An American English dub was also made, with Liza Ross narrating. This version aired in the United States on the Disney Channel. The English version of the series has not been released on DVD, although the Welsh version can be purchased from Sain Wales. Previously, Family Home Entertainment and Abbey Home Media released Wil Cwac Cwac on VHS; these videos have gone of out print since the end of the 1990s.
Chucklewood Critters is an American line of television specials and an animated TV series created by former Hanna-Barbera animators, Bill Hutten and Tony Love, which centered on two woodland animals: Buttons, a young bear cub, and Rusty, a fox cub. It started as a Christmas special in 1983 called The Christmas Tree Train, followed by eight more holiday/seasonal specials. In 1997 it was developed into a series entitled The New Chucklewood Critters, which ran for two seasons.
Animal Stories is a British pre-school animated television series. Cartoon Network TOO began airing this program on 5 June 2006. It also aired on Playhouse Disney in the United States in the early 2000s. It is rumored that Animal Stories will return on Mini CITV by 16 April 2012. To be honest that Animal Stories will be on Tiny Pop in September 2013
The Kwicky Koala Show is a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Australia in 1981 for CBS. The TV program is notable for being among cartoon director Tex Avery's final works. Avery died during production in 1980 and the show was broadcast for one season on CBS. As it was produced in Australia, the Cartoon Network and later Boomerang broadcast was sourced from PAL masters, rather than NTSC masters like many other Hanna-Barbera productions. Each segment has been shown separately in-between shows on the Boomerang Network.
HBO Storybook Musicals is a series of television specials first airing on HBO, and now airing on HBO Family, combining animation that is true to the original storybook's illustrations, plus high-spirited songs from musical songwriters.
Tricky was a British children's animated television programme that aired in the ITV Network's children's strand CITV on Saturday mornings from 30 August to 20 December 1997. It was the first live children's show hosted by an animated character - a talking dragon named Tricky. His co-host was a strange dragon-cat hybrid, who hatched from an egg in the third show, and was called 'Purrdy' because of a competition. Claudia Winkleman made frequent appearances on the show, and Tricky would usually call her 'Claudia Winklebottom'. The second edition of Tricky was pre-empted by Princess Diana's funeral. The showed was produced by Real Time Animation for Granada Television. The show didn't prove to be all that popular, and only lasted for one series. But Tricky made a comeback to TV screens in 2003; he was renamed 'Rorry', though Purrdy kept her name, and hosted the kid's channel POP!.
Stone Protectors was a multi-media entertainment property consisting primarily of an action figure line and animated series. The series also had a video game on the Super Nintendo. It served as a late attempt to market the troll doll craze of the early 1990s to young boys. While not particularly successful, nor inspired by a prior medium, Stone Protectors generally followed in the same vein as contemporaries like Toxic Crusaders, Swamp Thing, and the highly popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Teeny Little Super Guy was an animated short featured on PBS's Sesame Street. The shorts featured a small animated man, the Teeny Little Super Guy, who resides in a live-action, regular-sized kitchen. Robert W. Morrow described the shorts as including "parables of childhood conflict and striving."
Pikku Kakkonen is an ongoing Finnish magazine-type children's TV show shown on YLE TV2. The first episode aired on January 11, 1977. It finished with a bedtime story read by Lasse Pöysti and an East German Sandman animation, setting the format for hundreds of later episodes. The Pikku Kakkonen show is based in Tampere, and its signature melodies have been made into mobile phone ringing tones. The intro animation by Camilla Mickwitz was made in 1983.
Yoho Ahoy was a BBC British preschool television series about a group of several distinct pirates, aboard the ship The Rubber Duck. The title Yoho Ahoy derives from the fact the only words the characters say are "Yoho" and "Ahoy." The characters themselves are animated puppets. In 2001 it won the Banff Television Festival Rockie Award: Best Animation for "Yoho Ahoy: Buzz with Jones"
CRUNCH a Saturday morning programming block dedicated to animation on the Canadian television channel YTV. CRUNCH premiered on September 9, 2006, replacing The Zone Summer Weekends hosted by Sugar and Carlos and "Vortex" hosted by Paula. From its beginning until mid September 2008 it was hosted by Ajay. Starting October 4, 2008 Andy is the host. The theme of the new programming block is a new holiday called "day 6" where there is no homework, chores or hobbies, such as music classes which could interrupt a kid's day during the hours of 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.. YTV promoted the new programming block by inviting kids to download a kit which included door hangers informing others that day 6 was on and no chores and homework were being completed. There were also flyers which contained many of the programming block's slogans and a large notebook poster. The hosted portions of CRUNCH were different than other programming blocks. Rather than having a host talk for 5 minutes after a show, it's divided into two parts: one during the second commercial break, and one during the credits. Crunch also uses special on-screen bugs. Sister block The Zone followed its footsteps on September 3, 2007.
The Beeps is an animated pre-school children's television series of 65 x 11 minute episodes, produced using computer-generated imagery by Impossible Television for the United Kingdom television network, Channel Five Broadcasting Ltd. Broadcast in the UK by Five on their early morning pre-school children's segment Milkshake! and also worldwide. The series details the cheerful daily lives and adventures of the Beeps of Beep Island. The Beeps and their world are created by illustrator Malou Bonicos. The show features several notable actors: Timmy Mallett, Dani Harmer, Daniel Peacock, and Tom Baker as the narrator. The show's theme tune and original score is composed by *Gareth Cousins. *Peter Gosling provided the Beep Tree Song featured in every episode. Scriptwriters include: Adam Peters, Sally Marchant, Arabella Warner, John and Rosemary Barratt, Hannah Williams and Helena Smee.
The Mighty Heroes was an animated television series created by Ralph Bakshi for the Terrytoons company. The original show debuted on CBS, on October 29, 1966, and ran for 1 season for 21 episodes. The series is set in Good Haven, a city that is continually beset by various supervillains. When trouble occurs, the city launches a massive fireworks display to summon a quintet of high-flying superheroes into action.