The Adventures of Paddy the Pelican (found early animated TV series; 1950s)

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Title card of the series.

Status: Found

Date found: 24 Oct 2016

Found by: PoopToobYou

The Adventures of Paddy the Pelican is one of the first made-for-television cartoons from 1950 that aired on Chicago's WENR-TV (now WLS-TV).[1] This animated series was created by Sam Singer. It originally debuted in the US. The series is about a pelican and his adventures with friends.

It is notoriously considered one of the worst cartoons of all time, thanks to the obviously low production budget, which led to its characteristic pencil sketch animation, dark backgrounds, looping sequences and poor lip-syncing.

Only six episodes of the series were made, and every episode has been available online since October 2016.

The series was originally conceived as a puppet show, and Sam Singer also created a tie-in comic book series called Paddy Pelican Junior Journal.[2] However, any existing traces of either are currently lost.

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