Friday, May 25, 2018

Total Television Productions

1960’s and early 1970’s Saturday morning animated cartoon shows were huge hits and big money makers in their time.

Well-known animation studios such as Hanna-Barbera, Walter Lantz, Warner Bros., DePatie-Freleng, Filmation and Jay Ward turned out the lion’s share of programs.

But, did you know that there was another animation studio, although not as well known, that turned out some of the most iconic animated TV shows during that era?

I’m talking about Total Television Productions (TTP) which was responsible for such characters as Underdog (voiced by actor Wally Cox), Tennessee Tuxedo (voiced by Get Smart actor Don Adams), Go, Go Gophers, Klondike Kat and dozens more.

Author Mark Arnold and BearManor Media present: Created And Produced By Total Television Productions-The Story Of Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo And The Rest, is a wonderful and fascinating book about a much unappreciated animation studio.

Inside readers learn about the history of TTP, its creative staff, the many series it produced and to top it all off rare photos and art are included.

A complete checklist of each series episodes is also included along with story descriptions.  There’s a who’s who section and a lowdown on the many comic book and book tie-ins.

The book contains everything there is to know about TTV told in such a manner as to bring back pleasant memories.