The 1950′s was a time of tremendous paranoia and fear. With governments constantly scaremongering their citizens. Cartoons provided a welcome respite from this and were entertaining, funny and enjoyable. The best 50′s series are still being played on television channels over 50 years later.
Snagglepuss featured an camp and quite lazy cat who guest starred on The Yogi Bear Show.
His catchphrase ‘Exit Stage Left’ is one of the most famous of all time. A likeable character – he was highly popular amongst young school-goers.
The Yogi Bear Show (1958-61)
Yogi Bear, much like Snagglepuss, was born on another cartoon series, The Huckleberry Hound Show. He spent his days with his friend Boo-Boo Bear often trying to steal food from people much to the annoyance of a Park Ranger.
Yogi Bear’s likeability has ensured that he is still found on TV screens to this day.
The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show (1959-64)
The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show followed a moose and a squirrel as they encountered many adventures and weird situations.
Now if the truth be told, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show had quite poor animation. However, that didn’t stop it being successful as it managed to engage both children and adults alike, which was no mean feat.
The Huckleberry Hound Show(1958-62)
Huckleberry Hound was a masterful dog that was well-versed in all fields, from being a detective to a scientist he could do it all. He also wasn’t constrained by time and could be found in all periods of human history. Battling against various foes.
Captain Pugwash (1957-66)
Captain Pugwash is a pirate who sails the World’s waters. He is often pitted against his enemy Cutt-Throat Jake.
This series differed from traditional cartoons in that it used cardboard cutouts. It is widely regarded as one of the best cartoons of all time.