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Dreamtoons (known as Blonge in Europe) is an American animated short film series produced by DreamWorks Pictures and ran theatrically from 1934 to 1980, with a revival that runs from the 1990s to present day. Today, since 2016, the series is currently focusing to be produced mostly for the internet, solely on YouTube, and occasionally for theaters and film festivals.

The Fishing Boy used in the series' logo (from 1938 to 1959) would later become into the studio's mascot in 1986.

History

Series

Original

  • Joey Kangaroo - the adventures of a kangaroo. Debuted in 1934.
  • Lil' Mule - TBA. Debuted in 1936.
  • Five Funny Foxes - TBA. Debuted in 1937.
  • Goldy Locks - an adventure-loving little girl who gets messed in several situations with anthropomorphic animals who chase her everytime they find her annoying. Debuted in 1937.
  • Goat Kids - seven goat kids who live misadventures. Debuted in 1940.
  • Matthew Dog and Eugene Cat - an antecessor to the Looney Tunes characters Forghorn Leghorn and Barnyard Dawg, it follows two frenemies (a dog and a cat) who get involved in perennial prank wars.
  • Wise Owl and Crazy Mouse - A Tom and Jerry/Tex Avery cartoon-esque series. Debuted in 1943.
  • Quacky - an antecessor to both MGM's Quacker from Tom and Jerry and Hanna-Barbera's Yakky Doodle. Debuted in 1944.
  • Tom Turtle and Turner Tortoise - TBA. Debuted in 1944.
  • Waldo Walrus - TBD. Debuted in 1945.
  • Little Lemur - TBA. Debuted in 1947.
  • Billy Bill - the comical misadventures of a young hillbilly boy, his pet possum and his father. Debuted in 1949.
  • Alex and Marty - a friendly lion and a zebra who live comedic adventures. Debuted in 1950.
  • The Wacky Ducks - an "predecessor" to Yakko, Wakko and Dot from Warner Bros.' Animaniacs. It follow a family of crazy ducks who cause havoc and outsmart villains. Debuted in 1950.
  • Flamey Dragon - TBA. Debuted in 1951.
  • Peter and Cat - TBD. Debuted in 1952.
  • Brainy, Timid and Yummy - Joey Kangaroo's adventure-loving nephews who cause trouble among adults in a comical way. Debuted in 1940 (in the Joey Kangaroo shorts) and 1956 (in their own shorts).
  • Swordsman Cat - TBA. Debuted in 1960.
  • King Julien - the misadventures of a lemur king from Madagascar in the human world. Debuted in 1960.
  • Miss Bow Wow and Mr. Mittens - TBD. Debuted in 1963.
  • Manson and Phil - it follows the life of two chimpanzees in the big city. Debuted in 1964.
  • Mr. Itch and His Family - the series follows a scottish terrier named Mr. Itch and his family, who always try to get rich gambling, to eat for free, or to play jokes on someone, but they are always being watched by the police.
  • Penguins from A.N.I.M.A.L.S. - TBA. Debuted in 1967.
  • Patty Mouse and Charlie Mouse - TBA. Debuted in 1968.
  • Inspector LeIdiot - a French police inspector bird similar to The Inspector.
  • Groovy Goose - a "tree-hugging" goose who behaves in a manner slightly similar to Norville "Shaggy" Rogers of the Scooby-Doo franchise. Debuted in 1976.
  • Sandwich Makers - an "predecessor" to Nickelodeon's Breadwinners. It follows two anthropomorphic bears are going to make sandwiches and deliver to a town called Bear City. Debuted in 1990.
  • Kitty, Kat and Their 25 Brothers - a "predecessor" to Nickelodeon's The Loud House, it follows two female cats named Kitty and Kat trying to survive as the middle children and two only daughters of a family with 25 male cats. Debuted in 1991.
  • Red Riding Hood - TBD. Debuted in 1991.
  • Mr. Birdy - a bird who gets messed in Mr. Bean-esque situations. Created by Joey Ahlbum.
  • Cool Cow -
  • Dinosaur City - a series of TV shorts featuring a modern day city populated by dinosaurs.
  • Little Amanda - Set in Patagonia, the series follows the misadventures of a mischievious girl named Amanda, who likes to outsmart her enemies.
  • The Deer Family - a family of deers who appear in metafictional roles, playing different characters in each short. Created by Joey Ahlbum.
  • Dashing Dog - a dog with super speed. Created by Stan Lee.
  • Gerald and Clarie - two best friends and teenager beagles, a happy-go-lucky male, and a mad scientist female with many bad luck issues. They are "predecessors" to Jimmy and Heloise from Jimmy Two-Shoes. Created by TBD
  • Stan the Crow - TBD. Created by Andrew Morrice and Hayley Russell.
  • April, May and June - TBD. Created by Andrew Morrice and Hayley Russell.
  • Snide 'n' Snout - TBD. Created by Andrew Morrice and Hayley Russell.
  • William, Rosie and Junior - a family of bears; a arrogant and unlucky father, a caring yet dimwitted mother and a spoiled bratty son.
  • Saint Augustins - TBD. Created by Andrew Morrice and Hayley Russell.
  • Baxter Pryce - An British fat, behatted, wannabe villain goes around nicking things and attempts to get his way but always ends up being defeated due to both his bad luck and issues with his family. Created by Andrew Morrice and Hayley Russell.
  • Hungry Hyena - TBD. Created by Andrew Morrice and Hayley Russell.
  • Hot Dog - TBD. Created by Andrew Morrice and Hayley Russell.
  • Hayley Hare - TBD. Created by Andrew Morrice and Hayley Russell.
  • Shefiff Hopper - TBD. Created by Andrew Morrice and Hayley Russell.
  • AstroCat and Lt. Ashlyn - TBD. Created by Andrew Morrice and Hayley Russell.
  • Taffy the Fire - TBD. Created by Andrew Morrice and Hayley Russell.
  • Briony Deep - TBD.
  • Biscuit Dog - a dimwitted dog gets messed in several situations due to his stupidity, but he always wins in some way. Created by Stephen Hillenburg.
  • Droidlings - an anime inspired series about four robot children. Created by TBD
  • Bluehilda - a series invloving a young blue-skinned friendly and wacky witch.

Other studios' cartoon series that were incorporated into Dreamtoons in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s

Screen Gems

Harman-Ising Cartoons

  • Harmonytoons - a series of cartoons featuring characters created by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising. Debuted in 1953 until it was adsorbed into Dreamtoons in the mid-1960s.
    • Bosko and Honey - a reimagining of the Looney Tunes characters of the same names. reimagined as antrophomorpic dogs and Tex Avery-styled characters. Debuted in 1953.
    • Foxy and Roxy - a reimagining of the Merrie Melodies characters of the same name, reimagined as Bugs Bunny/Woody Woodpecker/Screwball Squirrel/Chip and Dale/Heckle and Jeckle-esque tricksters. Debuted in 1953.
    • Tommy Toucan -
    • Sassy Snake -
    • Crazy Clown -
    • Bunny Rabbit -

Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Animation

List of characters and voice cast

Characters Year debuts Actors
Joey Kangaroo 1934
  • Billy Bletcher (1934-1940)
  • Edward Brophy (1941-1960)
  • Mel Blanc (1960-1965; few projects)
  • Lennie Weinrib (1965-1992)
  • Gregg Berger (1991-present)
Wallabee 1936
  • Mary Moder (1936)
  • Sara Berner (1945-1969)
  • June Foray (1970-2017)
  • Grey Griffin (2000-present)
Marco 1947
  • Billy Bletcher (1947-1971)
  • Paul Frees (1971-1986)
  • Gregg Berger (1986-present)
Brainy, Timid and Yummy 1940
  • TBD
Wolfen Wolf 1940
  • Billy Bletcher (1940-1959)
  • Paul Frees (1960-1986)
  • Will Ryan (1982-1984)
  • Maurice LaMarche (1987-1993, 2006-present)
  • Jim Cummings (1994-2006)
  • Roger L. Jackson (late 2000s, 2011-present; both in occasional projects)
Goldy Locks 1937
  • Marcellite Garner (1937-1943)
  • Janet Waldo (1944-1986)
  • Russi Taylor (1987-1997)
  • Tara Strong (1998-2002)
  • Grey Griffin (2003-2009)
  • Amy Poehler (2010-present)
Alex the Lion 1950
  • Daws Butler (1950-1986)
  • Thom Huge (1987-1990)
  • Wally Wingert (1991-present)
  • Ben Stiller (2005-present; films)
Marty the Zebra 1950
  • Dick Nelson (1950)
  • Daws Butler (1951-1979)
  • Cheech Marin (1980-1993)
  • Phil LaMarr (1994-present)
  • Chris Rock (2005-present; films)
Bluehilda 2017
  • James Sugrue (2017)
  • Janyse Jaud (2017-present)
  • Tara Strong (2019-present; occasionally)

Filmography

1930s

# Title Series Released dates Summaries Trivia
1 Kangaroo Kid Joey Kangaroo August 30, 1934 An outlaw kangaroo who trespass the TBD
  • Joey Kangaroo's first short
  • The first Dreamtoons short
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4 Snowland One-shot December 3, 1934
  • The first one-shot Dreamtoons short
One-shot

1940s

# Title Series Released dates Summaries Trivia
A Waldo Cartoon Waldo Walrus TBD, 1945 Waldo, along with his help of Ronny, who has his homework assessment for making his own animated cartoon.

1950s

# Title Series Released dates Summaries Trivia
Rowdy Roo Joey Kangaroo 1954
  • It's a remake of the 1934 short Kangaroo Kid, to honor the 20th anniversary of Dreamtoons
Joey's Grill Out Joey Kangaroo 1956 Joey is preparing his grill out while dealing with the hungry bird who attempt to sabotage it y stealing his food.
UF-Oh, No! Joey Kangaroo 1957 While spending each other's time at the picnic, Joey and Wallabee are suddenly get captured by martians, who plots for their ultimate experiment to turn them into martians. But Joey and Wallabee must scheme themselves to escape from the evil martians to return back home at Earth.
  • It is the first Dreamtoons featurette
  • The short was featured in bonus features on the Monsters vs. Aliens DVD release.
The Reel Moments All Dreamtoons characters 1959 The Dreamtoons gang are featured in the fictional television talk-show program The Reel Moments, which they show the clips of past Dreamtoons shorts, through a home reel camera.
  • The short was created to honer the series' 25th anniversary.
  • The second Dreamtoons featurette.

1960s

# Title Series Released dates Summaries Trivia
Hungry the Hunger One-shot July 9, 1964 A monster attempts to catch a deer for dinner, but being outsmarted by it in the process.
  • It was outsource animated by Format Films.
  • It featured in the bonus features on Monsters vs. Aliens DVD release.
  • Hungry the Hunger would appear as the antagonist on a Zoo Tales episode.

1970s-1980

# Title Series Released dates Summaries Trivia

1990s

# Title Series Released dates Summaries Trivia

2000s

# Title Series Released dates Summaries Trivia

2010s

# Title Series Released dates Summaries Trivia

Spin-offs and medias

Note: (^) = appearances/cameos in other DreamWorks and non-DreamWorks media.

TV series

Album

Games

Films

Animated

  • The Nutcracker (1955) (^; Joey Kangaroo, Li'l Mule and Crazy Mouse appearing as toys)
  • Mouse in the House (1961) (^; seen where Squeaky is watching Dreamtoons on TV)
  • The Parrot Isle (1967) (^; King Julien made a cameo)
  • Elefriend (1974) (^; Goldy Locks made a cameo)
  • An Animal Christmas Carol (1976) (^; Joey Kangaroo appears as a chimney sweep and the film's narrator)
  • The Magic Flute (1977) (^; Some of the Dreamtoons animals made cameos)
  • Discover America (1980) (^; TBD)
  • Wonderland (1988) (^; Some of the Dreamtoons animals made cameos as judges on the Knave of Hearts' trial, and then in the final battle against the Jabberwock)
  • Albedo (1989) (^; Joey Kangaroo-like background character)
  • The Dreamtoons Movie (1992)
  • The Holiday Tree: A Dreamtoons Movie (1993)
  • Swamp Sports: A Dreamtoons Movie (1997)
  • The Joys of Pantriste (2000) (^; Some of the Dreamtoons characters made cameos as woodcutters and townspeople while Wolfen Wolf, Bunny & Claude and Crawford Crow appear in a major role as four of King Neurus' henchmen)
  • Shrek (2001) (^; Goldy Locks and the Goat Kids made a cameo)
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) (^; Joey Kangaroo stuffed toy)
  • Madagascar: A Dreamtoons Movie (2005)
  • Hail Arthur (2007) (^; TBD)
  • Flushed Away (2006) (^; Joey Kangaroo and Goldy Locks dolls)
  • Dreamtoons: Shrek (2008)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa: A Dreamtoons Movie (2008)
  • Hotel for Dogs (2009) (^; Slimmy Goat Kid squeaky toy)
  • Christmas Music Magic (2009) (^; TBD)
  • The Wanderer (2010) (^; a Joey Kangaroo look-alike)
  • Dreamtoons: The Road to El Dorado (2010)
  • Megamind: A Dreamtoons Movie (2010) - TBD
  • Dreamtoons: The Magic Lamp (2011)
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: A Dreamtoons Movie (2012) - TBD
  • Rise of the Guardians (2012) (^; Dreamtoons characters appear as sand models)
  • The Croods (2013) (^; some of the Dreamtoons animals as prehistoric animals)
  • Turbo (2013) (^; Joey Kangaroo and Slimmy Goat Kid boodle heads)
  • Dreamtoons: The Legend of the Loc Ness Monster (2014)
  • Penguins from A.N.I.M.A.L.S: A Dreamtoons Movie (2014)
  • Home (2015) (^;Joey Kangaroo as a toy for TBD)
  • Dreamtoons: Kung Fu Masters (2015)
  • Dreamtoons Meet Casper (2016)
  • The Boss Baby (2017) (^; Goldy Locks appears as a baby)
  • Sunnie Lite (2017) (^; Dreamtoons poster at Sunnie's room)
  • Lancy, Rascal and Battly: The Three Animals (2018) (^; a Dreamtoons cartoon is briefly shown as Lancy is changing channels on TV. Rascal is transformed into Quacky by the machine)
  • Dreamtoons Goes Home (2018)
  • Monica's Gang (2018) (^; Joey Kangaroo head key holder on Monica's backpack)
  • The Toughest Dreamtoons Movie! (2019)
  • Fritz the Cat (2019) (^; Some of the Dreamtoons animals made several cameos)
  • Dreamtoons: Joey and the Masters of the Dreamtoonverse (#) (2019) - TBD
  • Dreamtoons and Fat Albert (#) (2019) - TBD
  • Abominable (2019) (^; Some of the Dreamtoons character models and toys)

Live-action

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (^; 1988, TBD)

Spin-off franchises

  • The Dreamtoons Movie -a series of films based on the franchise's characters, with the inclusion with sub-series such as Swamp Sports, Madagascar, and Penguins from A.N.I.M.A.L.S.
  • Bluehilda - The adventures of the young blue witch of the same name.
  • A.N.I.M.A.L.S. - a comedic spy series TBD.

Misc.

  • Dreamtoons' Childhood Stories - a 1952 Golden Book storybook containg versions of classic children's stories and folktales with Dreamtoons characters as the characters.
  • Before the Ogre (^) - the autobiology book about DreamWorks Pictures' history.

Opening and closing title credits

1934-1937

1938-1954

The opening credits begins with a image depicting of Fishing Boy laying down behind the tree, fishing at the lake, while sleeping and dreaming, with the title stating "Dora Wilson Presents" and "Dreamtoons" appearing on the screen, before fades to another card depicting whatever character is featuring in the cartoon. Then it fades to a list of people who worked on the cartoon and then the title of the cartoon before the short starts. At the ending, fades to "The End A Dora Wilson Production" logo, alongside with "A Republic Picture Release" on the bottom.

1955-1959

1960-1974

1975-1980

1990-1999

2000-2009

2010-present

Trivia

  • While most of the Dreamtoons main characters are animals, Goldy Locks, Billy Bill, Crazy Clown, Red Riding Hood, Little Amanda, April, May and June, the cast from the Saint Augustins series, Baxter Pryce, the Droidlings and Bluehilda are the main human/humanoid characters in the series.
  • The theme song of the series is “Alabama Jubilee”.
  • While the 1930s cartoons featuring Bosko and Foxy are owned by WarnerMedia through Warner Bros., the 1950s-present Bosko and Foxy cartoons are owned by Comcast through DreamWorks Studios.
    • Harman and Ising preferred the new cartoons by DreamWorks over the old ones they've made back in the 1930s.
    • Warner Bros. also had DreamWorks' permission to use its versions of Bosko and Foxy for Tiny Toon Adventures (but redesigning them in a style similar to their 1930s cartoons) for the show's episodes Fields of Honey and Two-Tone Town.

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