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Format Films
FormerlyFormat Productions
FounderHerbert Klynn
Jules Engel
Key people
Herbert Klynn
Jules Engel
Rudy Larriva

Format Films was a television animation studio which was founded by Herbert Klynn in 1959 with Jules Engel as vice president,[1] Bob McIntosh and Joseph Mugnaini, all of whom were animators. It was most active during the 1960s, producing episodes of The Alvin Show and Popeye the Sailor. Klynn shut his studio in 1962 but reopened it by 1965 as Format Productions when Engels left for Europe. The studio made eleven sub-contracted shorts in Warner Bros.' theatrical Road Runner series as well as three Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales shorts, and produced The Lone Ranger animated series for CBS in 1966.

Format Productions also created title sequences for several TV series, including I Spy, Honey West, the animated characters on the television variety show Hee Haw, animated various TV commercials, and created film title designs for The Glory Guys and Clambake.

TV series

TV Pilot

Theatrical shorts

Film and television titles (as Format Productions unless otherwise noted)


  1. ^ "Format Films in TV Guide (1961)". Cartoon Brew. June 11, 2009.
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  3. ^ Holland, Steve (2003-09-17). "Obituary: Jules Engel". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2020-11-02. Retrieved 2020-11-02.