THE ANIMATED LAUREL & HARDY


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Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy

Larry Harmon obtained the rights to the Laurel and Hardy team name and likeness in 1960. His initial idea was to make Laurel and Hardy film cartoons and sell team-related merchandise. He did this with Stan's blessing (before he passed away in 1965), since Stan was aware of unauthorized sales of L&H products.

Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy TV cartoon


Larry Harmon brought his wonderful Laurel & Hardy cartoons to the small screen in 1966. The animated likenesses appeared in 156 cartoons which today are extremely hard to come by. Larry Harmon himself voiced Stan and Jim MacGeorge provided Oliver's vocals.

A scene from Scooby-Doo Meets Laurel & Hardy

The characters also appeared in comic book form, which was very popular in both the United States and all over Europe. In 1972, Scooby Doo and the gang met Laurel and Hardy in their season of hour long THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES, in the episode entitled THE GHOST OF BIGFOOT.

Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy


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Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy with Superman


Earlier, Laurel and Hardy had cameos in many top cartoons from different studios.

Some of the titles that they appeared in (in some form or another)


Movie Mad (1931)
Mickey's Gala Premiere (1933)
Disney
Mickey's Pet Store (1933) Disney, Stan only
Scrappy's Party (1933) Columbia (A Scrappy cartoon)
Movie Struck (1933) Columbia (A Scrappy cartoon)
Soda Squirt (1933)
Bosko's Garage (1933)
Warner
Buddy's Adventures (1935) Warner
Balloonland (1935)
Mickey's Polo Team (1936)
Disney
Doctor Bluebird (1936) Columbia, as birds (A Scrappy cartoon)
Coo-Coo Nut Grove (1936) Warner
Merry Mutineers (1937) Columbia
Porky's Road Race (1937) (A Looney Tunes cartoon)
Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938) Disney
Puttin' On The Act (1940) Fleischer Studios, Popeye does impression of Stan
You Ought To Be In Pictures (1940) Warner, Porky disguises himself as Ollie
Hollywood Steps Out (1941) Warner
Hop, Skip and a Chump (1942) Warner
Hollywood Canine Canteen (1946) Warner



Oliver Hardy in Walt Disney's 1938 cartoon Mother Goose Goes Hollywood
Oliver Hardy in Walt Disney's 1938 cartoon Mother Goose Goes Hollywood