Noveltoons was an anthology series of animated cartoons produced by Paramount Pictures' Famous Studios from 1943 to the end of the studio during 1967. Casper the Friendly Ghost, Herman and Katnip, Little Audrey, and Baby Huey all started from this series. It was the successor series to the series Color Classics produced by Fleischer Studios (indeed, several Noveltoons feature characters which originated in Color Classics). This series was also very similar to the two series from Warner Bros., Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, in that it features several recurring characters with one general title.
The pre-October 1950 Noveltoons were sold to television distributor U.M. & M. TV Corporation during 1956. National Telefilm Associates acquired those cartoons soon afterward. Paramount sold the rest of the Noveltoons to Harvey Comics, which was then sold to Classic Media, now owned by DreamWorks Animation, a subsidiary of Comcast's NBCUniversal and distributed by Universal Television. As new Noveltoons were produced, they were also sold to Harvey, until 1962. Paramount still owns the remaining Noveltoons, and has reacquired the cartoons sold to U.M. & M., but a number of those cartoons have become part of the public domain.