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  1. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio was the in-house division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) during the Golden Age of American animation.

    • August 12, 1937; 84 years ago
    • Overland and Montana Avenue, , Culver City, California, United States
  2. Between 1937 and 1957, MGM ran an in-house cartoon studio which produced shorts featuring the characters Barney Bear, Droopy, Red Hot Riding Hood & The Wolf, Screwy Squirrel, George and Junior, Spike, Spike and Tyke, and their best-known work, Tom and Jerry.

    Release Date
    Title
    Director
    Notes
    September 1, 1934
    First cartoon produced by Harman-Ising ...
    September 29, 1934
    The Old Pioneer
    Rudolf Ising
    First cartoon to label the name Happy ...
    October 27, 1934
    Tales of the Vienna Woods
    Filmed in Technicolor.
    November 24, 1934
    Bosko's Parlor Pranks
    Hugh Harman
    Bosko 's first appearance in an MGM ...
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    The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio (also known as MGM Cartoons) was the in-house division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) during the Golden Age of American animation. Active from 1937 until 1957, the studio was responsible for producing animated shorts to accompany MGM feature films in Loew's Theaters, which included popular cartoon characters Tom...

    To promote their films and attract larger theater audiences, motion picture chains in the 1930s provided many features to supplement the main feature, including travelogues, serials, short comedy subjects, newsreels and cartoons. During the late 1920s, Walt Disney Productions had achieved huge popular and critical success with their Mickey Mouse ca...

    Early years (1937–1939) In March 1937, MGM hired film sales executive Fred Quimby, a man with no experience in the animation industry, to set up and run the new MGM cartoon department. Among the holdovers from the Harman-Ising regime, William Hanna and Bob Allen were appointed as directors and Carmen Maxwell became production manager. Quimby raided...

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  3. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio was the in-house division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the Golden Age of American animation. Active from 1937 until 1957, the studio was responsible for...

    • List of released Tom and Jerry/MGM Cartoons
    • List of unreleased Tom and Jerry/MGM Cartoons
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  5. MGM Studio Directory Cartoon Series: Feature Films (1945 – 2006, 16 Theatrical Films.) Anchors Aweigh, Phantom Tollbooth, Secret of NIMH, Pebble and Penguin, Miss Potter ... Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation (1993 –, 226 Cartoons.) The Secret of NIMH 2, Tom Sawyer, An All Dogs Christmas Carol Shorts (1937 – 1967, 316 Theatrical Cartoons.)

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