I have a few technical questions about classic cartoon shorts on TV and TV broadcasting terminology - please help?
Are those showcases of uncut classic cartoon shorts that are/were shown on TV that weren't packaged as part of some show with or without bumpers to introduce the cartoons considered "cartoon blocks"?
The opening bumpers were program ID's - sequences of some kind and used something to grab the viewers' attention and let them know what they were watching.
The opening bumpers were produced by the stations or networks that aired the cartoon showcases, and/or by the companies that produced the cartoons.
Are/were these showcases of uncut cartoon shorts shown with or without program ID's to introduce them considered cartoon anthology series?
Cartoon anthology series are/were usually cartoon shows that passed off the cartoon shorts as "episodes" within the shows. The opening and closing credits that were usually shown with each short were cut from them. You didn't see any credits until the shows were over.
Examples of cartoon anthology series:
THE BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER SHOW which later became
THE BUGS BUNNY AND TWEETY SHOW
THE WOODY WOODPECKER SHOW
DONALD DUCK PRESENTS
Please help. Thank you.
The opening bumpers could consist of footage from the cartoons with a title popping up over it and an announcer announcing what you were watching, or footage from the cartoons bridged with new animation to introduce the cartoons, or footage from the cartoons bridged with a title card or cards, sometimes with an announcer announcing what you were watching, or just new animation by itself to introduce the cartoons, or just title cards with an announcer announcing what you were watching, etc.
The new animation used to open the cartoon showcases with usually showed the characters from the cartoons doing something, sometimes doing some kind of vaudeville act, and would end with the title of the program showing up to introduce the cartoon showcases with.
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