A cartoon production company founded by Paul Terry (1887-1971), which in 1952 became the first major studio to work strictly with television. It was purchased by CBS in 1955 and made part of CBS Films. Terrytoons officially closed in 1971 when the FCC decided that the major networks could no longer sell programming to independent TV stations. CBS Films was spun off and became Viacom, which shut down all animation production at Terrytoons to cut costs.
Some of the better known cartoons produced by Terrytoons were: