Creator / Fil-Cartoons
Fil-Cartoons was a Philippines-based
animation studio. It was established in 1987 by Hanna-Barbera (specifically, Jerry Smith), and was in operation through 2001. The studio was primarily responsible for producing animation for parent company, Hanna-Barbera
. Some of its employees later went to work for Toon City
As the studio is closed, there is no official website for Fil-Cartoons, but here
is a short video tour, hosted by its general manager Bill Dennis.
See also Wang Film Productions
, another major animation provider for Hanna-Barbera (and its partner for several shows).
Among the animations worked on by Fil-Cartoons:
- The Addams Family
- The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (uncredited)
- The Baskervilles
- Bibi Blocksberg (1995)
- Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror
- Capertown Cops
- The New Adventures of Captain Planet
- Columbus: Adventures to the Edge of the World (ink and paint/camera; animation by Bon Art)
- The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (uncredited)
- Cow and Chicken (pilot only)
- Daisy-Head Mayzie TV special
- A Day in the Life of Jerry Smith Info
- Dexter's Laboratory (first six episodes)
- The Dreamstone (1st season only; replaced by Moving Images International)
- Droopy, Master Detective (with Mr Big Cartoons)
- Fairy Tale Police Department (with Colorland Animation) (to date, their last production)
- Fantastic Max
- Fish Police (with Mr Big Cartoons, Karen Johnson Productions, and Jaime Diaz Productions)
- A Flintstones Christmas Carol
- God, the Devil and Bob
- The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible (With Wang)
- The Halloween Tree
- Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
- Jetsons: The Movie (With Wang, ink and paint)
- Joseph: King of Dreams
- Juanito Jones
- The Legends of Treasure Island (2nd season only, replacing Jade Animation and Moving Images International)
- Mad Jack the Pirate
- The Magic Adventuresof Mumfie (season 1 only)
- The Magic Pudding (uncredited)
- The Mask (later episodes; With Dai Won, Plus One Animation and Philippine Animation Studio Inc)
- Meena (earlier episodes; replaced by Future Thought)
- The New Yogi Bear Show (uncredited)
- Paddington Bear (1989 Hanna-Barbera series; uncredited)
- The Pirates of Dark Water (Main studio; with Tama Productions, Wang, Mr Big Cartoons, and Big Star)
- Police Academy The Series (With Wang)
- Potsworth & Company (uncredited)
- A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1 episode: Catcher in the Sly/Ghost of Mrs. Shushman/Wrath of Waitro; all the other episodes were by Wang)
- The Ren & Stimpy Show (1st season only; ink and paint for all episodes, animation for two shorts)List
- Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf (uncredited, with Wang and Optifex Animation)
- The Smurfs (With Wang and Saerom, uncredited)
- The Snorks (1988, uncredited)
- Street Sharks (with Wang, Rainbow Group, Plus One Animation, Mook DLE & Hong Ying)
- Taz-Mania (outsourced by StarToons; uncredited)
- Tiny Toon Adventures (Ink & Paint and Camera services for 8 Kennedy Cartoons episodesList , 3 Encore episodesList , 1 AKOM episodeList and 1 Wang episodeList )
- Tom and Jerry Kids (With Wang and Mr Big Cartoons)
- What A Cartoon! Show With the exception of the following shorts
- Wicked! (with Sae Hahn Productions)
- Yo Yogi!
- Yogi the Easter Bear
- Young Robin Hood (with Big Star, and with Saerom during season 1)
Tropes associated with this Company:
- Animation Bump: Many of their What a Cartoon! shorts.
- Depending on the Artist: Their style tended to be cruder but more offbeat and free style than standard studios at the time, meaning a lot of their episodes produced this for respective shows. The episodes they produced for Dexter's Laboratory and The Dreamstone in particular contrast greatly with the work of other studios.
- Deranged Animation: Present in a lot of their What a Cartoon! shorts, but especially the ones directed by Pat Ventura.
- Also many moments in Capertown Cops, especially the intro sequence.
- Line Boil: In the What a Cartoon! short "Kitchen Casanova".
- Off-Model: There were numerous animation mistakes for their work on Ren and Stimpy, including drawing Stimpy's eyes as just black dots in one scene in "Stimpy's Breakfast Tips". They were fired after the first season.