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The Tomfoolery Show (Series)

The Tomfoolery Show (Series) (1970) Cartoon Series The Tomfoolery Show (Series)

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Rankin-Bass Productions, Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films Peter Hawkins, Bernard Spear, The Maury Laws Singers Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, John Halas, Joy Batchelor, Haster Goblentz; more Directors More Directors.. Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass, John Halas, Joy Batchelor, Katy Holland , , Maury Laws, Jules Bass
  • 1970
  • The Tomfoolery Show Television Cartoon Series
  • Rankin-Bass Productions, Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films
  • Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films
  • Cartoon Characters: Enthusiastic Elephant, Fastidious Fish, Outrageous Ostrich, Worrying Whizzing Wasp, Scroovy Snake, The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo, The Umbrageous Umbrella Maker, Tic-Tac-Toe Board, Mrs. Jaefer, Mr. and Mrs. Discobolus, The Table and the Chair, The Duck and the Kangaroo, Onomatopoiea, Purple Cow, Goops.
  • Vocal Talent: Peter Hawkins, Bernard Spear, The Maury Laws Singers.
  • Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, John Halas, Joy Batchelor.
    Supervising Director: John Halas.
    Assistant Director: Haster Goblentz.
  • Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass, John Halas, Joy Batchelor.
    Assistant Producer: Katy Holland.
  • Animated By Harold Whitaker, Tony Guy, John Perkins, Terry Harrison, Ginger Gibbons, Mike Pogock, Joan Garrick, John Challis, Santo Villani, Stuart Wynn Jones, Elphin Lloyd Jones.
  • Written By Romeo Muller.
    Based upon Works by: Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear.

Additional Crew:



  • Created By: Romeo Muller, John Halas, Joy Batchelor.
  • Art: Gordon Harrison, Ted Pettengell, Tony White, Deanna Wisby, John Dick, David Elvin, Peter Sachs, Michael Trevithick.
  • Designers: Paul Shardlow, Geoff Dunbar.
  • Sound Editing: Jack King, Bernard Moss, Terry Brown.

    Animation by Halas & Batchelor Animation, Ltd.

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A show devoted to the nonsense poems of Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Gelett Burgess and Ogden Nash, as well as "Laugh-In"-style sight gags.

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I must have been about five and this was definitely my favourite cartoon. I suppose 90% of it must have passed over my head, but what the heck, it had exploding eggs, a goldfish on stilts, the yonghi bonghi bo, who unleashed FIRE, FLOODS, EARTHQUAKES and...  (read more)

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I was 9 years old when this was on. I can't find anyone else who remembers anything about this show. I remember it as an anarchic mish mash of a slam dash wham bam thank you ma'am. And they also played an animated version of the Jabberwocky (sp?)...  (read more)

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