Publication Dates: March 1951 – May 1955
Number of Issues Published: 41 (#85 – #125)
Dimensions: Standard Silver Age U.S.
Publishing Format: Was ongoing
Publication Type: magazine
Numbering continues from Paul Terry’s Terrytoon Comics (St. John, 1951 series), both series releasing versions of #85 & 86.
Numbering continues with Adventures of Mighty Mouse (St. John, 1955 series) #126
Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database
Paul Houlton Terry (February 19, 1887 – October 25, 1971) was an American cartoonist, screenwriter, film director and producer. He produced over 1,300 cartoons between 1915 and 1956 including the many Terrytoons cartoons.
Terry’s Terrytoons produced a large number of animated films, including Gandy Goose, Mighty Mouse, Heckle and Jeckle, and many other lesser known characters. Theatrical distribution was at first through Educational Pictures, then, after it was acquired in 1937, through 20th Century Fox. One of his works produced during this time, called The Three Bears, gained internet fame almost 70 years later when one of its scenes became an Internet meme
Terry was quick to adopt techniques that simplified the animation process, but resisted “improvements” that complicated the production. He was one of the first to make use of “cel animation” including animation of separate body parts. His studio was slow to switch to synchronized sound tracks and to color. He managed to keep his studio profitable, while others went out of business. Terry was once quoted as saying, “Disney is the Tiffany of animation. I’m the Woolworth.”