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.

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:

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.
  • Playing Against Type: They mostly worked on kids cartoons, but God, The Devil, and Bob was made for an adult audience.
  • Production Posse: Hanna-Barbera worked with Fil-Cartoons extensively, though they gradually phased them out in favor of Rough Draft Studios.

Alternative Title(s):

Fil Cartoons