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Blog History of Frederator’s original cartoon shorts. Part 11.

August 10th, 2006

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Blog History of Frederator’s original short cartoons.
Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6.
Part 7. Part 8. Part 9. Part 10.

After suddenly closing my ad agency, getting divorced, and moving to Los Angeles after 25 years in New York, I found myself running a famous company that hadn’t had a hit in over a decade, in a business where I knew almost nothing and no one.

Here’s what my COO partner Jed Simmons and I had to look forward to when we got to Hanna-Barbera in 1992:

The last hit at the studio was The Smurfs in 1981.
Tom & Jerry Kids was a hit on Fox Kids.
Fish Police was being finished up to air in primetime on CBS.
Capitol Critters was being produced with Steven Bochco for ABC.
Once Upon A Forest and The Pagemaster were feature films being made for 20th Century Fox.
Yo Yogi!, the adventures of a teenaged Yogi Bear at the mall, was being finished up for NBC.

One bright note: Eric Homan was cleaning cells in the Animation Art Department.

Had no one in this place ever seen a cartoon? I thought I was going to kill myself.

(More next time.)

Blog History of Frederator’s original short cartoons.
Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6.
Part 7. Part 8. Part 9. Part 10.

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And I was the *junior* cel cleaner.

 

Me too! I think I remember “Yo Yogi”…that VHS looks familiar.

 

The Plot thickens.
-jx!

 

I’ve really enjoyed reading these posts. :)

 
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