The Tomfoolery Show (Series) (1970) Cartoon Series

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The Tomfoolery Show

The Tomfoolery Show (Series)

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

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  • The Tomfoolery Show Cartoon SeriesSeries
  • Traditional Animation
  • Rankin-Bass Productions, Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films
  • Distributed by: 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.
  • Voice Actors: Peter Hawkins, Bernard Spear, The Maury Laws Singers.
  • Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, John Halas, Joy Batchelor, Haster Goblentz; more Directors More Directors...
  • Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass, John Halas, Joy Batchelor, 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.
  • Music: Maury Laws, Jules Bass.
  • Series Began Airing on September 12, 1970.
  • Originally Aired on NBC Television NBC-TV (USA).
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A. / United Kingdom  United Kingdom

Cartoon Summary:

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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17 episodes were made, which ran through September 4, 1971. The first time that Rankin/Bass employed Halas and Batchelor Animation for a show. Some of the background music was reused from such earlier Rankin/Bass cartoons as...  (more)

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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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