Television Cartoon Shows

An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 through 2003, 2d ed.


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About the Book

This comprehensive reference to TV cartoon shows covers some 75 years. In the decade or so since the first edition, the industry has grown and expanded to previously unimagined heights, thanks in great part to the upsurge of cable TV services catering to animation fans. In the ten-year period since the first edition, nearly 450 new cartoon series premiered in the U.S.
Alphabetically arranged by title, the book discusses each cartoon show in detail, providing full production credits and offering commentary on such elements as development, characters, style, and the show’s significance in the overall scheme of television animation.

About the Author(s)

Hal Erickson is the author of numerous media-related books and was for many years a primary editor of the All-Movie Guide website. He lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Bibliographic Details

Hal Erickson
Format: softcover (7 x 10 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 1054
Bibliographic Info: 156 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016 [2005]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6599-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0481-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments      vii

Introduction to the Second Edition      1

Television Cartoon Shows: A History      5

A Note on the Encyclopedia Entries      47

THE SHOWS: A–L      53


THE SHOWS: M–Z      517

Closing Credits: Cartoon Voices      945

Selected Bibliography      955

Index      959

Book Reviews & Awards

“useful and entertaining…recommended”—Booklist; “an admirable reference…includes impressively researched details…a treasure trove of alphabetical show listings…each packed with production information”—Library Journal; “highly recommended”—Choice; “well-written…comprehensive and readability characterize the book”—ARBA; “Hal Erickson [is] one of the best researchers and documentarians of American television history. ‘Television Cartoon Shows’ is a major reference work on television history and highly recommended”—Classic Images; “there is certainly no other source anywhere near as complete”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “Polished and informative…does not disappoint”—Psychobabble; “provides insightful, extended analysis”—Rettig on Reference; “among the best resources available for made-for-television animation”—Animation Journal.