Cartoons

Here is the Classic Cartoon section on Retrovision. Pay particular attention to the original Popeye and Superman cartoons.

3 Stooges Cartoons (1965-66) *


Hulu has come up with more than 50 episodes of The 1965 cartoon show, The Three Stooges. I always preferred Bugs Bunny. I always thought: Get to the cartoon!” when I was a kid.

Animal Farm (1954) *


Animal Farm is a 1955 British animated film by Halas and Batchelor, based on the book of the same name by George Orwell. It was the first British animated feature released worldwide, though not the first British animated feature ever made. It can, however, be said to be the first British animated feature film on general release. The film, especially the ending, does not follow the book closely.

Ant and the Aardvark, The (1969-71) *


An Aardvark named Aardvark wants to hoover up poor Charlie the Ant with his natural vacuum cleaner. These cartoons were from the Pink Panther show starting in 1969.

Betty Boop – Betty Boop M.D. (1932)


This lively cartoon with fun music is one of the best Betty Boop Cartoons. Betty is selling patent medicine out of a covered wagon that is guaranteed to make young men old and stop breathing. The end scene is not a racial thing as some people have interpreted it. It’s the 1932 movie Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde.

Betty Boop – Poor Cinderella (1934)


This is Betty Boops only color film and Fleischer’s first color film retelling the classic story of Cinderella.

Christmas is Here Again (2007) *


When the evil Krad steals Santa’s toy bag he crushes the holiday spirit- and over time, the world’s children forget all about Christmas. Now, a wide-eyed orphan and her band of friends will try to stop Krad from destroying Christmas!

Duck and Cover (1954)


I remember films like this. Of course, being a little younger than this film, the scare was more hydrogen bombs. My grade school years were in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. By that time, thermonuclear weapons made the idea of Duck and Cover kind of silly.

Dudley Doright (1959) *


I remember piling into bed on Saturday morning after breakfast with the folks and watching cartoons. Dudley here was one of the best.

Falling Hare (1943)


Falling Hare is a 1943 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Robert Clampett, starring Bugs Bunny. The title is another play on “hair”, as “falling hair” refers to impending baldness, while in this cartoon’s climax, the title turns out to be descriptive of Bugs’ situation

Gullivers Travels (1939)


Gulliver’s Travels is a 1939 cel-animated Technicolor feature film, directed by Dave Fleischer and produced by Max Fleischer for Fleischer Studios. The film was released during the holiday season of 1939 by Paramount Pictures, who had the feature produced as an answer to the success of Walt Disney’s huge box-office hit Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Inspector, The (1965-69) *


The Inspector is based on Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau character that appeared in the Pink Panther film series. Inspector Clouseau isn’t really like the Inspector. He’s basically a competent policeman that gets embroiled in impossible plots.

Jackson 5ive *


It’s a Saturday morning in 1972 and what do you get? A bunch of Jacksons. Really it was only Michael and Janet that did this cartoon. Their older brothers were busy. Perhaps being cartoonized does something to you

New Adventures of Zorro, The (1981) *


Don Diego de la Vega is a young man of high social position from the town of Los Angeles, who fights against tyranny under a secret identity, Zorro. He is helped by Tempest (originally “Tornado”), his black horse, and Miguel, a young swordsman (replacing Zorro’s mute manservant Bernardo).

Patriotic Popeye (1957)


It’s Popeye showing his American spirit on the 4th of July.

Popeye – Big Bad Sindbad (1936)


Popeye and Bluto have it out at sea.

Popeye – Fright to the Finish (1954)


Popeye gets haunted by Bluto.

Popeye – I don’t scare (1956)


Popeye is a tough guy when you try to scare him.

Popeye – Shut Eye Popeye (1952)


Popeye has it out with a house pest. This is probably my favorite Popeye cartoon.

Popeye – Spree Lunch (1957)


Popeye runs a diner and has Wimpy for a customer.

Popeye – Taxi Turvey (1954)


Popeye and Bluto are taxi drivers trying to take Olive Oyl for a ride.

Popeye For President (1956)


Popeye runs for President. Where is Popeye when you need him? Can I write in Popeye?

Private Eye Popeye (1954)


Popeye takes employment as a Shamus.

Puss In Boots (1999) *


Handsome Gunther is a young man with only one possession…a walking and talking cat! This crazy Puss is the cleverest creature in the Kingdom and he’s determined to make Gunther into a Prince.

Superman (1941)


This is the first episode of the Max Fleischer Superman series in 1941. I love the visual style.

Superman – Electric Earthquake (1942)


Superman must stop a madman from destroying Manhattan with electronically controlled earthquakes.

Superman – Jungle Drums (1943)


Deep in the jungle, a tribe of aboriginal warriors is having a celebration. Their leader is a tall man in a white cloak. Secretly, he’s really a Nazi commander, and the tribe’s sacred temple is really an underground Nazi outpost.

Superman – Secret Agent (1943)


Clark Kent helps a Federal agent escape a gang of Nazi saboteurs, and lets himself be captured to learn their plans. This is the last and 17th of the Max Fleischer Superman series.

Superman – Showdown (1942)


Superman gets bad press because an imposter is committing crimes in a Superman outfit.

Superman – The Magnetic Telescope (1942)


A mad scientist creates a giant magnet that brings celestial bodies down from the sky. The police try to destroy it just as he is in the process of bringing down a comet. This causes the comet to spin out of control and threaten to destroy the earth! Superman comes to the rescue.

Superman – The Mummy Strikes (1941)


Superman must battle the mummy when he finds a famous egyptologist has been killed.

Tick, The (2001) *


The Tick is a fictional character created by cartoonist Ben Edlund in 1986 as a newsletter mascot. He is an absurdist spoof of comic book superheroes. After its creation, the character spun off into an independent comic book series in 1988, and gained mainstream popularity through an animated TV series on Fox Broadcasting in 1994. A short-lived live-action TV series, video game and various merchandise have also been based on the character.

Ultraman: Towards the Future (1990) *


Ultraman: Towards the Future is a superhero TV series produced in 1990 in Australia by the South Australian Film Corporation and Japan’s Tsuburaya Productions. This is a spinoff of the original Ultraman series from the 1960′s.

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