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Raggedy Ann & Andy (cartoons)

     (since 1944)

     [this was part of the series of animated "Noveltoons" produced
      by Famous Studios Productions, released by Paramount Pictures 
      from 1943 to 1967; other familiar characters were Casper the 
      Friendly Ghost, Little Audrey and Baby Huey plus a number 
      of lesser-known cartoon characters;

      The original comic strip of Raggedy Ann had been conceived and
      drawn by Johnny Gruelle beginning in 1915; Raggedy Ann was 
      a slue-footed floppy-haired rag doll, a cross between a
      circus clown and a country maiden;

      Gruelle had the foresight to take out a "design trademark" on
      Raggedy Ann in 1915; In 1920 Gruelle began creating childrens 
      books which featured the character Raggedy Ann and her new
      friend, a boy rag doll character named Raggedy Andy;

      A merchandising contract with the Volland Company to create
      Ann and Andy dolls helped cross promote the books and comics;
 
      When the public finally began to embrace the characters in
      a big way, creator Gruelle had to defend his rights in a 
      number of lengthy legal battles which may have hastened 
      his death...]


Theme 1: "Noveltoon Main Title"

    [ASCAP title variation aka: "Title Noveltoon Signature"]

     Composer: Sammy Timberg (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
     2001 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings: 


Theme 2: "Raggedy Ann (I Love You)"

    [ASCAP title variation
     aka: "Raggedy Ann Cues" by Sammy Timberg and Winston Sharples]

     Composers: Sammy Timberg (ASCAP), 
                Al J. Neiburg (ASCAP), and
                Dave Fleischer (Not Affil.)
               [Fleischer was an animation director who
                somehow wangled his name on the copyright]

     1978 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
     2001 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: 1941, on sheet music
     Renewal   Date: 1968, on sheet music

     Recordings: 


Theme 3: "Raggedy Ann"

    [above is title as filed for copyright]

     Composers: music by Patrick Moody ("Pat") Williams (BMI)
                lyric by William J. ("Bill") Gammie (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the 1978 ASCAP Index of
                      Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [not found in ASCAP or BMI databases]

     Copyright Date: Jan. 26, 1962; Eu 704 174.
     Renewal   Date: Jun. 25, 1990; RE-483-950.

     Recordings: 


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