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* AnimationBump: The studio began with very lush animation in the mid-forties, followed by a gradual decline through the fiftes and a sharp drop off into an extremely crudely-drawn limited style by 1957-58, with slight improvements during Culhane's and Bakshi's tenures.

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* AnimationBump: The studio began with very lush animation in the mid-forties, followed by a gradual decline through the fiftes and a sharp drop off into an extremely crudely-drawn limited style by around 1957-58, with slight improvements during Culhane's and Bakshi's tenures.


* AnimationBump: The studio began with very lush animation in the mid-forties, followed by a gradual decline through the fiftes and a sharp drop off by the turn of the sixties, with slight improvements during Culhane's and Bakshi's tenures.

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* AnimationBump: The studio began with very lush animation in the mid-forties, followed by a gradual decline through the fiftes and a sharp drop off into an extremely crudely-drawn limited style by the turn of the sixties, 1957-58, with slight improvements during Culhane's and Bakshi's tenures.


** Any scene animated by John Gentilella (Johnny Gent), a mainstay on the 1945-55 Popeye shorts, or Marty Taras, a major animator on the Herman and Katnip and Baby Huey shorts circa 1947-56, also qualifies, given both animators' recurring ability to create fluid and characterful work within the confines of the oft-uninspired material and stultifying timing of much of the studio's post-1947 work.

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** Any scene animated by John Gentilella (Johnny Gent), a mainstay on the 1945-55 post-1943 Popeye shorts, or Marty Taras, a major animator on the Herman and Katnip and Baby Huey shorts circa 1947-56, also qualifies, given both animators' recurring ability to create fluid and characterful work within the confines of the oft-uninspired material and stultifying timing of much of the studio's post-1947 work.

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** Any scene animated by John Gentilella (Johnny Gent), a mainstay on the 1945-55 Popeye shorts, or Marty Taras, a major animator on the Herman and Katnip and Baby Huey shorts circa 1947-56, also qualifies, given both animators' recurring ability to create fluid and characterful work within the confines of the oft-uninspired material and stultifying timing of much of the studio's post-1947 work.


* ComicStrip/LittleLulu (1943 1948); character rights owned by Universal through [=DreamWorks=] Classics, though Paramount retains control of the shorts

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* ComicStrip/LittleLulu (1943 1948); character rights owned by Universal through [=DreamWorks=] Classics, though Paramount retains control of the shortsshorts; though a few of them are public domain



* WesternAnimation/ScreenSongs (1947 1951; originally produced by Fleischer Studios 1929 1938); last seven shorts owned by Universal through [=DreamWorks=] Classics. Many from 1947-October 1950 in the public domain.
* WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost (Initially appeared in three Noveltoons short subjects, graduated to a standalone series from 1950 1959); character rights and all standalone cartoons owned by Universal through [=DreamWorks=] Classics, while the first three shorts are in the public domain

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* WesternAnimation/ScreenSongs (1947 1951; originally produced by Fleischer Studios 1929 1938); last seven shorts owned by Universal through [=DreamWorks=] Classics. Many from 1947-October 1950 in the public domain.
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* WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost (Initially appeared in three Noveltoons short subjects, graduated to a standalone series from 1950 1959); character rights and all standalone cartoons owned by Universal through [=DreamWorks=] Classics, while the first three shorts are in the public domaindomain alongside two made afterwards


* ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} the Sailor (inherited from Creator/FleischerStudios, 1942 1957); shorts now owned by Creator/WarnerBros through Turner Entertainment (some in the public domain)

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* ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} the Sailor (inherited from Creator/FleischerStudios, 1942 1957); shorts now owned by Creator/WarnerBros through Turner Entertainment (some are in the public domain)domain)
** ''WesternAnimation/OutToPunch'' is one of them.


* ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} the Sailor (inherited from Creator/FleischerStudios, 1942 1957); shorts now owned by Creator/WarnerBros through Turner Entertainment

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* ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} the Sailor (inherited from Creator/FleischerStudios, 1942 1957); shorts now owned by Creator/WarnerBros through Turner EntertainmentEntertainment (some in the public domain)


With that, Paramount's involvement in animation came to a close until they became the distributor of Creator/DreamWorksAnimation in 2006 who soon [[GrowingTheBeard hit its artistic stride]] with great new animated feature films like ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. Then in 2011, Paramount distributed the Oscar winning hit, ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'', with [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic ILM]] producing and Paramount decided to reenter the animation game once again, with their first project being ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''.

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With that, Paramount's involvement in animation came to a close until they became the distributor of Creator/DreamWorksAnimation in 2006 who soon [[GrowingTheBeard hit its artistic stride]] with great new animated feature films like ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. Then in 2011, Paramount distributed the Oscar winning hit, ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'', with [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic ILM]] producing and Paramount decided to reenter the animation game once again, with their first project being ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water]]'', a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''.


* Raggedy Ann: Appeared in two shorts made by the studio: "Suddenly It's Spring" (1944), and "WesternAnimation/TheEnchantedSquare" (1947).
* WesternAnimation/ScreenSongs (1947 1951; originally produced by Fleischer Studios 1929 1938); last seven shorts owned by Universal through [=DreamWorks=] Classics

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* Raggedy Ann: Appeared in two shorts made by the studio: "Suddenly It's Spring" (1944), and "WesternAnimation/TheEnchantedSquare" (1947).
(1947). Both shirts are in the public domain.
* WesternAnimation/ScreenSongs (1947 1951; originally produced by Fleischer Studios 1929 1938); last seven shorts owned by Universal through [=DreamWorks=] ClassicsClassics. Many from 1947-October 1950 in the public domain.


* StrictlyFormula: The studios cartoons are notorious for how formula-driven they were, although part of this was the result of Paramount's frugal budgets and explicit forbidding of the studio taking artistic risks--this was an attempt to prevent the studio from going through another financial meltdown like what had happened with the two Fleischer Studios features. Lee Mishkin, an inbetweener for the studio, even has a quote about it:

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* StrictlyFormula: The studios cartoons are notorious for how formula-driven they were, although part of this was the result of Paramount's frugal budgets and explicit forbidding of the studio taking artistic risks--this was an attempt to prevent the studio from going through another financial meltdown like what had happened with the two Fleischer Studios features.[[WesternAnimation/GulliversTravels animated]] [[WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown features]]. Lee Mishkin, an inbetweener for the studio, even has a quote about it:


Unlike the Fleischer Brothers, this studio proved to be a mere shadow creatively to their work as the films produced gradually declined into largely formulaic kiddie stuff. This especially applied after their original characters like Casper were sold to Creator/HarveyComics (along with their October 1950 - March 1962 cartoons) and production budgets were slashed. There was a momentary ray of hope in 1964 when comic book veteran Howard Post assumed control with some creative films along with ShamusCulhane, but they soon left after internal conflicts. Eventually, Creator/RalphBakshi was hired in 1967, but he barely got going with his vision when Paramount's new corporate owners, Gulf+Western, began shutting the shorts department down.

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Unlike the Fleischer Brothers, this studio proved to be a mere shadow creatively to their work as the films produced gradually declined into largely formulaic kiddie stuff. This especially applied after their original characters like Casper were sold to Creator/HarveyComics (along with their October 1950 - March 1962 cartoons) and production budgets were slashed. There was a momentary ray of hope in 1964 when comic book veteran Howard Post assumed control with some creative films along with ShamusCulhane, Creator/ShamusCulhane, but they soon left after internal conflicts. Eventually, Creator/RalphBakshi was hired in 1967, but he barely got going with his vision when Paramount's new corporate owners, Gulf+Western, began shutting the shorts department down.



** It is important to note that by the 60's, when Howie Post (and later, ShamusCulhane) got on board with the studio, they deliberately started leading the studio in a more anti-formulaic, experimental direction, with shorts like "My Daddy The Astronaut" (notably designed to [[StylisticSuck look like a child drew the whole film]], with a kid narrating it and the soundtrack all done by harmonica), "The Plumber" and "WesternAnimation/TheOperaCaper", but by then it was too little, too late.

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** It is important to note that by the 60's, when Howie Post (and later, ShamusCulhane) Creator/ShamusCulhane) got on board with the studio, they deliberately started leading the studio in a more anti-formulaic, experimental direction, with shorts like "My Daddy The Astronaut" (notably designed to [[StylisticSuck look like a child drew the whole film]], with a kid narrating it and the soundtrack all done by harmonica), "The Plumber" and "WesternAnimation/TheOperaCaper", but by then it was too little, too late.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Paramount stopped making Little Lulu cartoons when Famous tried, and failed, to buy the rights to the character from Marge. They got around it by creating [[CaptainErsatz Little Audrey]].


* WesternAnimation/LittleAudrey (1947-1958); character rights and shorts produced from October 1950 to 1958 owned by Universal through [=DreamWorks=] Classics, though all cartoons prior to that are still owned by Paramount

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* WesternAnimation/LittleAudrey (1947-1958); character rights and shorts produced from October 1950 to 1958 owned by Universal through [=DreamWorks=] Classics, though all cartoons prior to that are still owned by ParamountParamount or are in the public domain



* WesternAnimation/ScreenSongs (1947 1951; originally produced by Fleischer Studios 1929 1938)

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* WesternAnimation/ScreenSongs (1947 1951; originally produced by Fleischer Studios 1929 1938)1938); last seven shorts owned by Universal through [=DreamWorks=] Classics


* WesternAnimation/{{Noveltoons}} (1943 1967); characters, trademarks and cartoons produced from October 1950 to March 1962 owned by Creator/{{Universal}} Studios through [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation [=DreamWorks=] Classics]] though all other shorts remain with Paramount

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* WesternAnimation/{{Noveltoons}} (1943 1967); characters, trademarks and cartoons produced from October 1950 to March 1962 owned by Creator/{{Universal}} Studios through [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation [=DreamWorks=] Classics]] though all other shorts remain with ParamountParamount or are in the public domain

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