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A milestone in TV history, Crusader Rabbit was the first made-for-television animated series. Conceived by animator Alex Anderson and financier Jay Ward, the series was sold to NBC in 1948. The network decided not telecast Crusader Rabbit on their network, allowing the producers to sell the series in national syndication, with many NBC affiliates (including New York and Los Angeles) picking it up for local showings.

Skeptics thought a weekly animated series would be too costly to turn a profit, but Ward came up with a way to buck the system: limited animation. Most classically animated theatrical cartoons had 40 cels (individual drawings) per foot of film, but Ward's new style would utilize only 4 cels per foot. As a result, the 19.5-minute shows came in at approximately $2,500 per episode.

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Crusader Vs. The Pirates Pictures Of Cartoons Crusader Vs. The Pirates1949 16 to 35
Television Arts Productions...
 featuring Crusader Rabbit, Ragland T. (Rags) Tiger, Black Bilge.

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Crusader And The Rajah Of Rinsewater Pictures Of Cartoons Crusader And The Rajah Of Rinsewater1949 36 to 55
Television Arts Productions...
 featuring Crusader Rabbit, Ragland T. (Rags) Tiger, The Rajah of Rinsewater, Prime Minister Ali Oxenfree.

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Crusader And The Schmohawk Indians Pictures Of Cartoons Crusader And The Schmohawk Indians1949 56 to 70
Television Arts Productions...
 featuring Crusader Rabbit, Ragland T. (Rags) Tiger, Dudley Nightshade, General Horsewhip, Babyface Barracuda.

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Crusader And The Great Horse Mystery Pictures Of Cartoons Crusader And The Great Horse Mystery1949 71 to 90
Television Arts Productions...
 featuring Crusader Rabbit, Ragland T. (Rags) Tiger, Dudley Nightshade, Andiron, Gaston Glub.

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Crusader And The Circus Pictures Of Cartoons Crusader And The Circus1949 91 to 100
Television Arts Productions...
 featuring Crusader Rabbit, Ragland T. (Rags) Tiger, Dudley Nightshade, Colonel E. Pluribus Truepenny, Whetstone Whiplash; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

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Crusader In The Tenth Century Pictures Of Cartoons Crusader In The Tenth Century1949 101 to 130
Television Arts Productions...
 featuring Crusader Rabbit, Ragland T. (Rags) Tiger, Dudley Nightshade, Blackheart Blaggard, Brimstone Blaggard, Bigot Blaggard; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

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Crusader And The Mad Hollywood Scientist Pictures Of Cartoons Crusader And The Mad Hollywood Scientist1949 131 to 145
Television Arts Productions...
 featuring Crusader Rabbit, Ragland T. (Rags) Tiger, Professor Belfry Q. Batts, Vemon.

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Crusader And The Leprechauns Pictures Of Cartoons Crusader And The Leprechauns1949 146 to 170
Television Arts Productions...
 featuring Crusader Rabbit, Ragland T. (Rags) Tiger, Garfield Groundhog, Pat Finnegan.

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Crusader And The Showboat Pictures Of Cartoons Crusader And The Showboat1949 171 to 195
Television Arts Productions...
 featuring Crusader Rabbit, Ragland T. (Rags) Tiger, Dudley Nightshade, Captain Huckleberry, The Headless Oarsman; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

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Crusader Vs. The State Of Texas Pictures Of Cartoons Crusader Vs. The State Of Texas1949 1 to 15
Television Arts Productions...
 featuring Crusader Rabbit, Ragland T. (Rags) Tiger, Vernon Vulture, Frank Sawbuck.

Crusader Vs. The State Of Texas On Video!  BCDB Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.25 stars from 2 users.)