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Originally titled CartoonsvilleCartoonies was an assortment of animated movie shorts from the 1940s and 1950s, interspersed with live-action bits from the hosts of the show, popular ventriloquist Paul Winchell and his dummies, Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff (pictured above).

The show featured such cartoons as Modern MadcapsNoveltoons, and Screen Songs.

The Noveltoons, narrated by Frank Gallop, featured Casper the Friendly Ghost, Herman the Mouse, Blackie the Lamb, Baby Huey the Duck, and Little Audrey. Casper was seen most often, which explains why the show was soon replaced by the newly-made Casper the Friendly Ghost.

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Paul Winchell 
Jerry Mahoney

Paul Winchell
Knucklehead Smiff

Paul Winchell