Founded by animation veterans Grant Simmons, Ray Patterson, and Robert Lawrence, hence the name. Grantray-Lawrence started by making television commercials. They moved on into television shows. Their shows were known for being low quality- limited animation, a lot of hold frames, but relatively inexpensive for the producers. They closed when they filed forwent bankruptcy in 1967. Production of Grantray-Lawrence's single series Spider-man continued at Krantz Films after the bankruptcy.