This was producer Jay Ward's first animated series and the first made-for-television cartoon series, but since it was sold city by city and not directly to a network, it isn't always recognized as the first animated TV-series (despite being broadcast in 1949, earlier than any other animated TV-series). See more »
What a pity that "Crusader Rabbit," Jay Ward's first wild and wacky TV animation series is all but lost to the modern world. Only five-minutes long, each segment was a splendid combination of humor, satire and comedy that was a delight for 1950's children and adults. "Crusader Rabbit" is the seminal work that led Ward to go on and produce such memorable series as "Rocky and Bullwinkle," "Dudley Do-Right," and "George of the Jungle." Can't someone get this material back into circulation on video or dvd? It is a gem in its own right as well as an important first step in the evolution of TV animation and satire.
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