Kids now have all kinds of entertainment programs to enjoy, ranging from social media and TV shows to catchy songs and animations. The media we watch today has changed drastically, and you could see it clearly by looking at the cartoons from the 1950s. These animated movies focus on young children, so the art and content are simple but funny and creative. Let’s dive into the past with the 15 most popular cartoons in the ‘50s we’ve collected below!
#1 Tom And Jerry (1940)
American animated comedy Tom and Jerry is a familiar name for everyone, including the young generations. The series is about a cat’s never-ending hunt for a crafty mouse. Though the characters barely speak anything, the audience can’t help but burst out laughing at their actions and expressions.
#2 Felix The Cat (1958)
Cats are always peculiar, and one with strange powers even makes us more curious. Felix, the protagonist of the Felix The Cat series, went around the world with his magic bag that can manufacture goods and change their shapes, forms, and functions. During the journey, he had to deal with the Professor, who was obsessed with the magic bag.
#3 The Mickey Mouse Club (1955)
Mickey Mouse has become a symbol of the cartoon world since he was introduced. The Mickey Mouse Club, hosted by real people, targeted the young audience with animated skits of Mickey Mouse and his friends.
#4 Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny (1930)
This is one of the most successful cartoons on television and still remains in the heat until the early 2010s. Following the witty Bugs Bunny, the show built up many fascinating stories with a variety of characters, some of which have become part of the current pop culture.
#5 Snagglepuss (1959)
The pink cat Snagglepuss was so popular that he had a solo cartoon in the 1960s. He could be easily recognized with an upturned collar, cuffs, and a bow tie.
#6 Little Audrey (1947)
Audrey, the titular character of Little Audrey, often brought laughter to everyone with her carefree and lovely disposition. She stood out with random bursts of laughter and her reddish brown hair tied with three different ribbons.
#7 The Woody Woodpecker Show (1940)
The Woody Woodpecker Show is a famous series that still survived decades after its release in 1940. The main character Woody the Woodpecker has brought the woodpecker’s life to people and given them moments to rest and relax.
#8 The Gerald Mcboing-Boing Show (1956)
The Gerald Mcboing-Boing Show featured Gerald McBoing-Boing, who used sound effects instead of speech to converse with others. This series was inspired by some animated short films of the UPA animation company.
#9 Winky-Dink And You (1953)
The interesting point of this show was that it motivated parents to provide their children with supply kits and engage in the work. Kids would be urged to rescue characters in the series by doodling on the screen.
#10 The Deputy Dawg Show (1959)
What could be more exciting than the journey to sniff out the clues at the crime scene and catch the bad guys? Let’s follow Deputy Dawg, an officer in a backwoods Southern town, to see how he protected his place.
#11 Bozo: The World’s Most Famous Clown (1958)
The clown Bozo in the cartoon Bozo: The World’s Most Famous Clown was famous for his crazy adventure with his sidekick Butch. The duo threw themselves into the most insane but exciting places that only appeared in a child’s dreams.
#12 Loopy De Loop (1959)
Those creating Tom And Jerry also came up with another incredible character, the elegant wolf Loopy. Speaking in a Franco-Canadian accent with the slogan “I am Loopy De Loop, the good wolf,” he tried to form a positive view toward wolves.
#13 The Ruff And Reddy Show (1957)
Cats and dogs are like chalk and cheese, and their typical relationship is described perfectly in The Ruff And Reddy Show. What could happen between Reddy, a kind but not particularly intelligent dog, and Ruff, a clever and dependable cat? Figure out the answer in the series!
#14 Hergé’s Adventures Of Tintin (1957)
Hergé’s Adventures Of Tintin is famous to the English-speaking audience even though it comes from France. The viewers will have some adventure time with Tintin, his dog Snowy and many others, including Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, Thompson & Thomson, and others.
#15 Fractured Fairy Tales (1959)
Fractured Fairy Tales involved a familiar cast of princesses, fairy godmothers, evil queens, and trolls. That said, there was an absurd twist that shocks all fairy tale fans.
Have you watched all these legendary cartoons? These cute animated characters must be attached to many’s fond childhood memories. If you have more to add to the compilation, feel free to comment below. Don’t forget to click the subscribe button to get updated with more news and ideas!