The Flintstones: Inspired by the 1950s show, The Honeymooners, The Flintstones joined the ABC primetime lineup for six years from 1960 to 1966, becoming one of the first sitcom cartoons to ever be successful with an adult audience. Today, it is still run in syndication and is loved by adults and children alike.
Hanna Barbra Studios: Established after MGM shut down its animation studio and ended production of its animated short subjects, H-B Enterprises, Inc. was renamed Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
Dr. Seuss wrote the cat in the hat
Disney: PETER PAN released, an American animated film based on the play "Peter Pan" or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J.M. Barrie. It was the 14th film in Walt Disney's Animated Classic Series
GUMBY: In 1955 Art Clokey,a teacher who had done Dinah Shore animation and a jazz video in clay called Gumbasia was approached by Art Engel of 20th Century Fox to do a clay series. It turned up on Howdy Doody (1947-60).This, of course,was Gumby.
Animation for TV commercials becoming an important segment of the animation industry
Cinderella is a 1950 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and based on the fairy tale "Cindrillon" by Charles Perrault
The film was presented in Fantasound, an early stereo system devised at the Disney Studio, which required theaters to be specially equipped. Because of the expense, the film originally opened in only 14 theaters. The stereo sound enhanced the effect of the movie and won special certificates at the 1941 Academy Awards® for Walt Disney, technicians William Garity and John N. A. Hawkins and RCA, and for Leopold Stokowski and his associates (for unique achievement in the creation of a new form of visualized music).
First Tom and Jerry (MGM: puss gets the boot). first co-effort of Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera
"Snow White" was the first animated feature film ever. Costing $1.4 million, and featuring such classic songs as "Someday My Prince Will Come," "Heigh Ho," and "Whistle While You Work," the film was in production for three years and utilized more than 750 artists.
First Porky Pig I HAVEN'T GOT A HAT. Directed by Isadore Freleng for Leon Schlesinger Productions as part of the Merrie Melodies series. The first appearance of Porky Pig
Donald Duck voice debuts on Mickey Mouse's NBC radio program. Voice of Donald was Clarence Nash
Warners, first Merrie Melody in color, produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions
First WB short was SINKING IN THE BATHTUB with the character BOSKO who was a take off on Mickey Mouse. This short was the very first of the Looney Tunes series. It was produced and directed by Hugh Harman and Rudalf Ising with animation by Friz Freleng.