Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown

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Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
GenreSlapstick comedy and Animation
Created byAlan Livingston
Written byAlan Livingston
Charles Shows
Homer Brightman
Paul Fennell
Larry Harmon
Carl Kohler
Directed byPaul Fennell
Larry Harmon
Jerry Hathcock
Ed Solomon
Anatole Kirsanoff
Brad Case
Volus Jones
Tom Tom Baron
Voices ofLarry Harmon
Paul Frees
Theme music composerGordon Zahler
Alec Compinsky
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seriesN/A
No. of episodes157
Executive producer(s)Larry Harmon
Producer(s)Paul Fennell
Theodore Ticktin
Running time5 minutes
Production company(s)Larry Harmon Pictures
Original release1958 (1958) –
1962 (1962)

Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown is a 1958–1962 American children show based on the children's book, Bozo the Clown by Capitol Records.[1] This series was created by Larry Harmon Pictures, which began syndication in 1958.[2] Lou Scheimer, of Filmation fame, was the art director for the series. The voice actors includes Larry Harmon starring as Bozo, with Paul Frees as the narrator.

A total of 157 five-minute shorts were produced: 20 in 1958, 85 in 1959 and 52 in 1962.[3]

Summary[change | change source]

The animated adventures of Bozo and his adolescent sidekick Butch as they journey to crazy, wild and exciting places.

References[change | change source]

  1. Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 90–91. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 153–155. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  3. Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown at The Big Cartoon DataBase

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