fourninefiveseven7
2021-10-25T02:16:34Z
Thought this board would be interested in this: When TV Guide listed some of the children's shows airing on NYC area television, they would also list the cartoons by title that aired on that date. Here is an accumulation of those listings, cartoons italicized and with some errors in the listing of titles corrected.

Note that "One is for Sheldon" and "Sheldon at Six" aired the color Lantz cartoons more than 2 years before they made their network debut on The Woody Woodpecker Show.

Sourced from:
https://archive.org/deta...19/mode/2up?view=theater 
https://archive.org/deta...25/mode/2up?view=theater 
https://archive.org/deta.../8/mode/2up?view=theater 
https://archive.org/deta...23/mode/2up?view=theater 

Saturday, May 21, 1955:

7:00AM:
Channel 2: Movie – Drama
"Forbidden Jungle." (1950) A famous explorer penetrates the African jungle in search of a wild boy believed to be the grandson of a wealthy American. Don Harvey. Cartoons: Oswald the Rabbit in "Barnyard Fury" (presumably "The Barnyard Five" and "Farmer"; "I'm Just a Jitterbug."

9:00AM:
Children's Theater – Forrest
"Crusader Rabbit and the Circus"; "Friction," (junior science); "Children's Paradise"; "Home Sweet Home" (cartoon) (??); "Air Ship," a ride with Roy in a Navy blimp from Lakehurst, N.J.

10:00AM:
Chanel 2: Captain Safari – Kids
(Debut) A children's series about the explorations of a jungle hero who can view all the jungles of the wold on his television screen, and his sidekick, Sylvester, played by Zippy the Chimp. Randy Kraft stars as Capt. Safari. Wildlife footage was shot by the late explorers Martin and Osa Johnson. In the first episode we go on a lion hunt. Cartoons relieve the suspense. Today: "Air Express" with Meany, Minie and Moe; "Jungle Jumble"; "Bolo Mola Land."

Sunday, May 22, 1955:

9:00AM: Space Funnies
En route to Jupiter, Capt. Jet is trapped in the gravitational field of a gigantic meteor. While he worries, we see Mellerdrammer in "Bird on Nellie's Hat," Willie the Mouse in "Cat and Bell," Oswald the Rabbit in "Alaska Sweepstakes."

Saturday, July 23, 1955:

7:00AM:
Channel 4: Saturday – Herb Sheldon
Cartoons: "Coco and Showtime" (Koko's Showtime/Vaudeville), "An All-Star Cast, "Coco and the Cop" (Koko the Kop) "Amateur Night", "Funny Face," "Noah's Ark" (presumably "Amateur Night on the Ark"), "Bulloney," featuring Flip the Frog. Egbert answers questions about Atomic energy, a man who get's a worm's-eye view of the world, and a game which is 800 yeas old. Also, two short subjects from the Encyclopedia Britannica film library: "Good Eating" and "Helicopters." Parade of new toys.

9:00AM:
Channel 4: Children's Theater – Forrest
1. "Crusader Rabbit and the Rajah of Rinsewater." 2. "Sound", a junior science film. 3. "Ship Ahoy," youngsters and model sailboats. 4. "Rag Dog," a cartoon. 5. "Stained Glass Windows," the story of how they are made. 6. "Sea Fever," tale of two boys and boats. 7. "Modern Mermaids," a water ballet.

10:00AM:
Channel 2: Captain Safari – Kids
Bongo receives a mysterious present from a man who has been dead for 200 years. Capt. Safari has to decide wether or not he will pay the price. Randy Kraft, Zippy the Chimp. Cartoons: "Golfers," with Meany, Miny, Moe; "Mechanical Cow," with Oswald the Rabbit; "Queen's Kittens," animal antics

Sunday, July 24, 1955:

9:00AM:
Channel 2: Space Funnies
Capt. Jet zooms off into outer space to investigate mysterious water geysers on Neptune. Joe silver is Capt. Jet; his co-pilot this week is Janet Rosenberg. Cartoons: Owald the Rabbit is "At your Service"; Laurel and Hardy star in "Going Bye Bye"; "One-Armed Bandit," Meller Drama; "Nellie, Sewing Machine Girl," animal antics.

Tuesday, July 26, 1955:

Sheldon at Six – Kids
Egbert will answer questions about high-wire acrobats, cows in Bavaria, and herring. Cartoons: "Andy Panda as the Mouse Trapper," (Mouse Trappers) "Pigeon Patrol." Also, a surprise from Herb.

Thursday, July 28, 1955:

6:00PM:
Channel 4: Sheldon at Six
Cartoons: "Puss in Boots," a silhouette cartoon; "Andy Panda and the Moth." (Good-Bye Mr. Moth) A visit from Ummley and a song by Eggbert.

Saturday, August 6, 1955:

7:00AM:
Channel 4: Saturday – Herb Sheldon
Cartoons: "Coco in a Storm," (Koko's Storm/The Storm) "Home Talment," (Home Talent) "Coco Baffles the Bull," (Koko Baffles the Bull) Flip the Frog in "Puppy Love," "Barnyard Artist," Felix the Cat tells about "One Good Turn," and Flip the Frog in the Circus." Egbert answers questions about how baseballs are made, and football played on a motorcycle. Egbert shows picture of the European Toy Festival.

9:00AM:
Channel 4: Children's Theater – Forrest
1. "Crusader Rabbit and the Rajah of Rinsewater." 2. "Air," junior science film. 3. "Soufflé PhD." Boys become expert chefs in a Detroit high school. 5. "Golden Goose (cartoon) (Felix the Cat in "The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg)" 5. "Logging in Chile." 6. "Green Blazes," an exciting outboard moto race."

10:00AM:
Channel 2: Captain Safari – Kids
Bongo and the Captain come to grips with a mammoth crocodile who leaves the bottom of the river to bring fear into the jungle. Randy Kraft and Zippy the Chimp. Cartoons: "Fireman's Picnic," with Meany, Miny, Moe' "Sailor Mouse," with Willie Mouse; "Snuffy Skunk's Party," animal antics.

Sunday August 7, 1955:

9:00AM:
Channel 2: Space Funnies
Capt. Jet and co-pilot fly into outerspace and find themselves caught in the eye of an inter-planetary hurricane near the orbit of Mars. Paul Bessel, six and one half years old, is Peter Thomas's co-pilot. Cartoons: "Beau Hunks," staring Laurel and Hardy; "Chicken Reel," with Oswald the Rabbit' "Arabs with Dirty Fezzes," animal antics.

Tuesday, August 9, 1955:
Channel 4: Sheldon at Six – Kids
Cartoons: "Andy Panda's Pop," "Country Fair" (possibly "Fair Today" or could be the 1934 Oswald) Egbert's newsreel, featuring Egbert's answers to questions about golfing, polar bear, dancing lessons.

Saturday, September 10, 1955:

7:00AM:
Channel 4: Saturday – Herb Sheldon
Cartoons: Koko's Pup Talent" (possibly "It's the Cats"), "Flip the Cat in Futuritzy," (Felix the Cat in Futuritzy) "Flip's Lunch Room," "Koko's Haunted Hut" (Ko-Ko's Haunted House), "Toyland Adventure" (presumably "Toyland Capers") "Willy the Whopper as the Caveman." Animated fairy tale: "Town Mouse and The Country Mouse" (??)

8:00AM:
Channel 2: Space Funnies
Capt. Jet and co-pilot, Mark Lipstein of Newark, meet a fleet of mysterious space saucers will cruising between Venus and Mars. Cartoons: Oswald the Rabbit stars in "Birthday Party" and "Trade Mice"; Laurel and Hardy: "Any Old Port"

10:30AM:
Channel 2: Cartoon Carnival
Oswald the Rabbit stars in "Ocean Hop" and Unpopular Mechanic"; Meany, Miny and Moe play in "Ghost Town Frolics"; Pooch the Pup: Cats and Dogs."

Monday, September 12, 1955:

1:00PM:
Channel 4: One is for Sheldon
Cartoon: "Dizzy Kitty." Short subject: "Story of Rice."

Tuesday, September 13, 1955:

1:00PM:
Channel 4: One is for Sheldon
Cartoon: "Andy Panda's Blacksmith Shop." From the Encyclopedia Britannica film library: "Argentina"

11:00AM:
Channel 7: The Romper Room – Kids
The children march in the Rhythm Band to "Turkey in the Straw" and "Casson." They read "The Three Bears." Cartoon: "Hunting Season."

6:00PM:
Channel 9: Merry Mailman – Kids
Two cartoons: "Chimney Sweep," (??) "Barnyard Folly." (??)

Wednesday, September 14, 1955:

1:00PM:
Channel 4: One is for Sheldon
Cartoon: "Fun House." (Crazy House) From the Encyclopedia Britannica film library: "Argentina"

6:00PM:
Channel 9: Merry Mailman – Kids
Part 2 of "Sky Larking." Cartoon: "Christmas Up North." (Pals/Christmas Night) Special Guests: the Duke Baldwin Dancers.

Thursday September 15, 1955:

11:00AM:
Channel 7: The Romper Room – Kids
Rhythm Band maches are "Jack Horner" and "The Mulbery Bush." The children read "The Big Brown Bear" and watch the cartoon "Brownie Buck's jungle" (Mild Cargo/Brownie Bucks the Jungle)

Friday, September 16, 1955

11:00AM:
Channel 7: The Romper Room – Kids
Today's singing games are "King of France" and "Loobey Loo." Book: "Scuffy the Tugboat." Cartoon: "Animal Fair" (??)

12:00PM:
Channel 7: Time for Fun – Kids
Cartoons: "A Royal Good Time" and "The Coo Coo Murder Case."

1:00PM:
Channel 4: One is for Sheldon
Cartoon: "Boogie Woogie Sioux." From the Encyclopedia Britannica film library: "Bus Driver."

6:00PM:
Channel 9: Merry Mailman – Kids
Cartoons: "Whose Baby," part 2; Flip the Frog in Music Lessons."
S. C. MacPeter
2021-10-25T21:47:44Z
Really interesting stuff! I have an old listing somewhere of early tv programming... I'll try to find that and add it here if I do