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''Noveltoons'' was a long running anthology series of animated cartoons produced by the Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures cartoon outlet FamousStudios from [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1943]] to the close of the studio in [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation 1967]]. WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost, WesternAnimation/HermanAndKatnip, WesternAnimation/LittleAudrey, and WesternAnimation/BabyHuey all got their start from this series. It was the successor series to the ''WesternAnimanion/ColorClassics'' series produced by Creator/FleischerStudios (indeed, several Noveltoons would feature characters who originated in ''Color Classics''). This series was also very similar to the two series from Warner Bros., WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]], in that it features several recurring characters under one umbrella title.

As the [[UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem studio system began to collapse]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation the Golden Age of animation was coming to an end]], Paramount began to see little value in their cartoons and the characters they had owned/created. Ultimately, the pre-October 1950 Noveltoons were sold to television distributor U.M.&M. T.V. Corp. in 1956. National Telefilm Associates acquired those cartoons soon afterward. Paramount sold the rest of the Noveltoons from that point, including the characters who appeared in them, to Creator/HarveyComics in 1959. As new Noveltoons were produced, they were also sold to Harvey, until 1962. Harvey Comics was later sold to Classic Media in 2000.

Currently, the ''Noveltoons'' trademarks, characters and related elements, including the October 1950-1962 cartoons, are owned by Creator/{{Universal}} Studios through their [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation [=DreamWorks=] Classics]] unit, as they acquired [=DreamWorks=] Animation in 2016. Universal also owns their own Golden Age cartoons and characters created by Creator/WalterLantz, making them the second studio along with Creator/WarnerBros to own multiple Golden Age cartoon libraries from other studios (Warner Bros. owns the MGM cartoon library as well as Paramount's ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons through Turner Entertainment). Ironically, Universal also owns most of Paramount's pre-November 1949 sound features through the InNameOnly unit, EMKA, Ltd.

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* No Mutton Fer Nuttin' (1943) PublicDomain.
* The Henpecked Rooster (1944) PublicDomain.
* Cilly Goose (1944)
* Suddenly It's Spring (1944): Starring Raggedy Ann. PublicDomain.
* Yankee Doodle Donkey (1944) PublicDomain.
* Gabriel Churchkitten (1944)
* When G.I. Johnny Comes Home (1945) PublicDomain.
* Scrappily Married (1945) PublicDomain.
* A Lamb in a Jam (1945)
* A Self-Made Mongrel (1945) PublicDomain.
* The Friendly Ghost (1945): The debut of WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost. PublicDomain.
* Old [=MacDonald=] Had a Farm (1945) PublicDomain.
* Cheese Burglar (1946)
* Sheep Shape (1946) PublicDomain.
* The Goal Rush (1946)
* Sudden Fried Chicken (1946) PublicDomain.
* Spree for All (1946)
* The Stupidstitious Cat (1947) PublicDomain.
* WesternAnimation/TheEnchantedSquare (1947)
* Madhattan Island (1947)
* Much Ado About Mutton (1947) PublicDomain.
* The Wee Men (1947) PublicDomain.
* The Mild West (1947) PublicDomain.
* Naughty But Mice (1947) PublicDomain.
* Santa's Surprise (1947) PublicDomain.
* Cat O' Nine Ails (1948)
* Flip Flap (1948)
* We're in the Honey (1948)
* The Bored Cuckoo (1948)
* WesternAnimation/TheresGoodBoosTonight (1948): A follow-up to ''The Friendly Ghost''. PublicDomain.
* The Land of the Lost (1948)
* Butterscotch and Soda (1948) PublicDomain.
* The Mite Makes Right (1948)
* Hector's Hectic Life (1948) PublicDomain.
* The Old Shell Game (1948) PublicDomain.
* The Little Cut-Up (1949)
* Hep Cat Symphony (1949) PublicDomain.
* The Lost Dream (1949)
* Little Red School Mouse (1949)
* A Haunting We Will Go (1949): Another follow-up to ''The Friendly Ghost''. PublicDomain.
* A Mutt in a Rut (1949) PublicDomain.
* Campus Capers (1949)
* Leprechauns Gold (1949)
* Song of the Birds (1949): A remake of the 1930's ''Color Classic'' short, starring Little Audrey. PublicDomain.
* Land of the Lost Jewels (1950)
* Quack-A-Doodle-Doo (1950): The debut of WesternAnimation/BabyHuey. PublicDomain.
* Teacher's Pest (1950)
* Tarts and Flowers (1950) PublicDomain.
* Ups An' Downs Derby (1950)
* Pleased to Eat You (1950)
* Goofy Goofy Gander (1950) PublicDomain.
* Saved by the Bell (1950)
* Mice Meeting You (1950)[[note]]Earliest cartoon in the post-October 1950 ''Noveltoons'' libray. All cartoons from this point on until ''TV or Not TV'' are owned by Universal Studios[[/note]]
* The Voice of the Turkey (1950)
* Sock-A-Bye Kitty (1950)
* One Quack Mind (1951)
* Mice Paradise (1951)
* Hold the Lion Please (1951)
* Land of Lost Watches (1951)
* As the Crow Lies (1951)
* Slip Us Some Redskin (1951)
* Party Smarty (1951)
* Cat-Choo (1951)
* Audrey the Rainmaker (1951)
* Cat Tamale (1951)
* By Leaps and Hounds (1951)
* Scout Fellow (1951)
* Cat Carson Rides Again (1952)
* The Awful Tooth (1952)
* Law and Audrey (1952)
* City Kitty (1952)
* Clown on the Farm (1952)
* The Case of the Cockeyed Canary (1952)
* Feast and Furious (1952)
* Starting from Hatch (1953)
* Winner by a Hare (1953)
* Better Bait Than Never (1953)
* Surf Bored (1953)
* Huey's Ducky Daddy (1953)
* The Seapreme Court (1954)
* Crazytown (1954)
* Hair Today Gone Tomorrow (1954)
* Candy Cabaret (1954)
* The Oily Bird (1954)
* Fide Beta Kappa (1954)
* No Ifs, Ands or Butts (1954)
* Dizzy Dishes (1955)
* Git Along Lil' Duckie (1955)
* News Hound (1955)
* Poop Goes the Weasel (1955)
* Rabbit Punch (1955)
* Little Audrey Riding Hood (1955)
* Kitty Cornered (1955)
* Sleuth But Sure (1956)
* Swab the Duck (1956)
* Pedro and Lorenzo (1956)
* Sir Irving and Jeames (1956)
* Lion in the Roar (1956)
* Pest Pupil (1957)
* Fishing Tackler (1957)
* Mr. Money Gags (1957)
* L'Amour the Merrier (1957)
* Possom Pearl (1957)
* Jumping with Toy (1957)
* Jolly the Clown (1957)
* Cock-A-Doodle Dino (1957)
* Dante Dreamer (1958)
* Sportickles (1958)
* Grateful Gus (1958)
* Finnigan's Flea (1958)
* Okey Dokey Donkey (1958)
* Chew Chew Baby (1958)
* Travelaffs (1958)
* Stork Raving Mad (1958)
* Dawg Gawn (1958)
* The Animal Fair (1959)
* Houndabout (1959)
* Huey's Father's Day (1959)
* Out of This Whirl (1959)
* Be Mice to Cats (1960)
* Monkey Doodles (1960)
* Peck Your Own Home (1960)
* Silly Science (1960)
* Counter Attack (1960)
* Turning The Fables (1960)
* WesternAnimation/{{Munro}} (1960) -- Oscar for Best Animated Short Film[[note]]Distribution only; owned by the William L. Snyder estate[[/note]]
* Fine Feathered Fiend (1960)
* The Planet Mouseola (1960)
* Northern Mites (1960)
* Miceniks (1960)
* The Lion's Busy (1961)
* Hound About That (1961)
* Alvin's Solo Flight (1961)
* Goodie the Gremlin (1961)
* Trick or Tree (1961)
* Cape Kidnaveral (1961)
* Turtle Scoop (1961)
* Abner the Baseball (1961)
* Kozmo Goes to School (1961)
* Good and Guilty (1962)
* T.V. or No T.V. (1962)[[note]]Final cartoon in the post-October 1950 library. All cartoons after this remain with Paramount.[[/note]]
* Anatole (1962)
* Yule Laff (1962)
* It's For The Birdies (1962)
* Fiddlin' Around (1962)
* Without Time or Reason (1962)
* Good Snooze Tonight (1963)
* A Sight For Squaw Eyes (1963)
* Gramps To The Rescue (1963)
* Hobo's Holiday (1963)
* Hound For Pound (1963)
* The Sheepish Wolf (1963)
* Hiccup Hound (1963)
* Ollie the Owl (1963)
* Whiz Quiz Kid (1964)
* Laddy and His Lamp (1964)
* A Tiger's Tail (1964)
* Homer on the Range (1964)
* The Story of George Washington (1965)
* A Leak in the Dike (1965)
* Tally Hokum (1965)
* Geronimo & Son (1965)
* Horning In (1965)
* A Hair Raising Tale (1965)
* Space Kid (1966)
* Op, Pop, Wham And Bop (1966)
* Sick Transit (1966)
* The Trip (1967)
* Robin Hoodwinked (1967)
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!!Tropes:

* AnimatedAdaptation: The short "Gabriel Churchkitten" (1944) is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Margot Austin.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: Depicted in the nightmare sequence of the "Dogface" cartoon "A Mutt in a Rut".
* HaveAGayOldTime: Related to "Poop Goes The Weasel". Back then, "Poop" didn't have the same context as it does today.
* LimitedAnimation: Towards the end of the series' run.
* OneWordTitle: Also a {{Portmantitle}}, for ''Noveltoons'' itself, but the shorts that comprise it have some examples as well:
** ''Travelaffs''
** ''Houndabout''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Munro}}'', which is also a ProtagonistTitle.
** ''Miceniks
** ''Anatole''
* PetHeir: "Kitty Cornered" revolves around a kitten being chased by her butler to take her fortune, which she inherited from her late owner, who plans to lend the money to said butler upon her demise.
* {{Portmantitle}}: Also a OneWordTitle, for ''Noveltoons'' itself, but the shorts that comprise it have some examples as well:
** ''Travelaffs''
** ''Houndabout''
* PublicDomainAnimation: Many of these cartoons, particularly those still under Paramount's control, have become PublicDomain staples. On the other hand, most of the cartoons that were sold to Harvey had their copyrights renewed.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To the ''Color Classics'' cartoons.
* SuperstitionEpisode: The short [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpvd6dS9pM0 "The Stupidstitious Cat"]]. A very superstitious cat wants a bird for breakfast, and Buzzy the Crow is targeted. Buzzy uses the cat's superstition to outwit the cat. [[spoiler: Buzzy then freaks out when he discovers it's [[ThirteenIsUnlucky friday the thirteenth]].]]
* TheTheTitle:
** ''The Wee Men''
** ''The Mild West''
** ''The Land of the Lost''
** ''The Mite Makes Right''
** ''The Old Shell Game''
** ''The Little Cut-Up''
** ''The Lost Dream''
** ''The Voice of the Turkey''
** ''The Case of the Cockeyed Canary''
** ''The Oily Bird''
** ''The Sheepish Wolf''
** ''The Trip''
* VillainSong: The Gremlin Creed from "Goodie the Gremlin".
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