Three Stooges cartoons recovered
The Three Stooges (in this case, Larry, Moe and Joe De Rita) were very old in 1965 when they made a series of animated cartoons for Cambria Studios. Yesterday, Muller Media, Inc. announced that it had recovered the masters for all 156 cartoons.
The cartoons were made with 41 live actions sequences, with four cartoons for each. Every carton opened with a live action sequence.
There is no word on whether the company plans to syndicate the cartoons to television or release them on DVD. Muller Media president said, "We have ordered the U.S. Copyright Office to research their archives to determine if we still own the copyrights or if we merely own the original masters in the public domain. Either way; the series has value to the company."