The Harveytoons Show is a Television series presenting theatrical animated cartoons produced from October 1950 until March 1962 and produced by Famous Studios, featuring Harvey Comics characters and series including: Little Audrey, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Tommy Tortoise and Moe Hare, Baby Huey, Herman and Katnip, and Modern Madcaps. The Film Roman version of Richie Rich and The New Casper Cartoon Show have also been featured on the final season of The Harveytoons Show. The show itself contained three full cartoons and one "ToonTake", an abbreviated cartoon. Jerry Beck was the show consultant.

The Harveytoons Show broadcast history

  • 1998-2001: ABC Family/Fox Family Channel
  • 2001-2005: Boomerang (as Casper and Friends)
  • 2008–present: Tooncast (also as Casper and Friends)
  • 2011+: Teletoon Retro (also as Casper and Friends)[1]
  • 2012+: KTV (though in a small selection)

Episodes

This is a complete episode guide for the Harvey Comics animation Anthology series The Harveytoons Show. The show comprised Famous Studios-produced cartoons from October 1950 to March 1962. There were 223 theatrical cartoons released during that period, and only 165 cartoons were included in their full format, although the original theatrical titles were changed when Harvey assumed ownership from Famous. The remainder of the 58 cartoons were either only included as fragments or not included. Jerry Beck later explained that the trimming of some cartoons was only done to help each episode fit the half-hour format, and some were excluded from the show either from oversight or because the content of those cartoons could be considered un-PC.

All original television-produced shorts on the show were either from later TV cartoons featuring Casper and the Film Roman version of Richie Rich, and those were mostly featured in the final two seasons of The Harveytoons Show.

Each episode included three full cartoons and one "ToonTake" segment.

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Toontakes

The following is list of Famous Studio shorts that are part of the Harveytoon library and which were only included as fragments on the show, some of which are Screen Songs with the sing-along portions taken out:

Not included on the show

This is list of theatrical Harvey-owned Famous Studio shorts that were not included on the show:

DVD releases

In 2006, Classic Media released 52 of the show's 78 episodes on a four-disc DVD set titled Harvey Toons - The Complete Collection. The set received mixed reviews from animation fans, and the show's consultant, Jerry Beck, said Classic Media did not consult with him on making this DVD release. He stated that he would not have included the show's formatting of those cartoons, but did applaud Classic Media for the very good picture quality of the included shorts and for the set's low price tag, considering the high number of cartoons in the set.[2][3]

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