Snap quiz: What was the first TV cartoon? That’s easy: The Flintstones, which debuted on ABC in 1960.
But wait. Eleven years before that, there was NBC’s The New Adventures of Pinocchio, created by Guido Martina and Angelo Bioletto. And Max Fleischer’s The Adventures of Peg o’ the Ring aired way back on April 30, 1933. Even that came after Bray Studios’ 1930 experimental cartoon The Creation, which itself was preceded by 1929’s The Funk Popilin Show.