The Comic Strip (TV series)

This article is about the animated series. For other uses, see Comic strip (disambiguation).
The Comic Strip
Starring Bob McFadden
Larry Kenney
Maggie Wheeler (credited as Maggie Jakobson)
Music by Bernard Hoffer
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 65
Executive producer(s) Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Jules Bass
Running time 20 min.
Production company(s) Rankin/Bass Animated Entertainment
Distributor Lorimar-Telepictures
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network Syndicated
Original release September 7 – December 4, 1987 (first run)
Fall 1988 (repeats)

The Comic Strip is an American animated series which features four rotating cartoon segments. The 90-minute series ran in first-run syndication during the 1987 season and was also seen on RPN-9 in the Philippines, and on Rai 2 in Italy.

Despite the show title, the segments have no history in newspaper comic strips.

This was the last TV series produced by Rankin/Bass Productions, and distributed by Lorimar-Telepictures.


The four segments offered were:

Typically, two segments, each running about 10 minutes, were shown on each broadcast.

Video releases

VHS releases of certain episodes of The Comic Strip were made available in 1987. These VHS tapes each featured three installments of one particular cartoon. For example, the video "Adventures at Camp Mini-Mon" contained three episodes: "Camp Mini-Mon The First Day", "The Belly Ache" and "Alien."

To date, there have been no DVD or digital releases of this series in the United States.

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