Western Animation: Clutch Cargo
This syndicated Adventure Series
from 1959 is most remembered for its Synchro-Vox
technique, in which the photographed lips of human actors were superimposed on static drawings. Otherwise the animation was extremely limited
. We're talking one frame every two, three seconds. Incidentally, this is partly why synchro vox was near-immediately discredited and is only used for comedic effect now.
The hero, Clutch Cargo, was a brawny pilot who flew to various places around the world with his young ward, Spinner; Spinner's dog, Paddlefoot, and a bearded explorer, Swampy. The 52 stories were serialized into 26 half-hour episodes in five chapters of five minutes each.
This series provides examples of: