The ABC Television Network's publicity department sent photo releases to newspapers and TV related magazines to promote their New Tom & Jerry, The Great Grape Ape and Mumbly series. Hanna-Barbera Productions, Incorporated's artists aided them in distributing publicity pieces to news and TV organizations, created by comic book artist Jack Manning. Here are original press photos/release descriptions from H-B and ABC hailing each series' premiere on The Alphabet Network's Funshine Saturday schedule in 1975-76 and 1976-77. Click on any layout frame to view/download a larger version in JPG format.
Hanna-Barbera Productions Inc. News press release sent out for The Tom and Jerry - Grape Ape Show.
ABC Photo Release of The Great Grape Ape and Beegle Beagle sent out for Funshine Saturday Sneak Peek (Sept. 5, 1975) and The Tom and Jerry - Grape Ape Show (Sept. 6, 1975) .
October 5, 1976 ABC Photo Release of Lt. Mumbly sent out for The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show. Notice the early-design Mumbly with long ears.
ABC Photo Release of The Great Grape Ape and sent out for The Great Grape Ape's Sunday Morning retreads as part of ABC's Weekend Children's Programming (Sept. 11, 1977).
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