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Title card of the series

Kartunes was a series of 12 theatrical shorts subjects from 1951 to 1953. The series was produced by Famous Studios for Paramount Pictures. It succeeded the Screen Songs series because Paramount Pictures lost the rights to the series' name and the term "Bouncing Ball" couldn't be used any more. Even though the series ended in 1953, Famous produced one more cartoon called Candy Cabaret, which was part of the Noveltoons series.

The opening theme of each cartoon was Sing a Song of Six Pence.

List of cartoons (songs)[edit]

TitleSongOriginal release dateDirectorStory by
Vegetable Vaudeville"Yes! We Have No Bananas"November 9, 1951Isadore SparberLarz Bourne
Snooze Reel"I Got Spurs that Jingle Jangle Jingle"December 28, 1951Seymour KneitelJoe Stultz
Off We Glow"The Glow-Worm"February 29, 1952Isadore SparberLarz Bourne and Tex Henson
Fun at the Fair"Wait 'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie"May 9, 1952Isadore SparberLarz Bourne
Dizzy Dinosaurs"Sweet Adeline"July 4, 1952Seymour KneitelIsadore Klein
Gag and Baggage"I've Been Working on the Railroad"August 8, 1952Isadore SparberLarz Bourne
Forest Fantasy"By the Light of the Silvery Moon"November 14, 1952Seymour KneitelIsadore Klein
Hysterical History"Yankee Doodle Boy"January 23, 1953Isadore SparberIrving Spector
Philharmaniacs"Alexander's Ragtime Band"April 3, 1953Seymour KneitelIsadore Klein
Aero-Nutics"Come Josephine in My Flying Machine"May 8, 1953Seymour KneitelIrving Spector
Invention Convention"Let Me Call You Sweetheart"June 10, 1953Isadore SparberIsadore Klein
No Place Like Rome"Oh Ma Ma"July 31, 1953Isadore SparberIrving Spector

Note: Hysterical History is the only Kartunes' episode in public domain.

TV distribution[edit]

The cartoons were later sold to TV distribution by Harvey Films to replace the original titles with the Harvey reissued ones and syndicated by Worldvision Enterprises.

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