Mighty B/Noveltoon Mash-up

Not sure how many will get the same kick out this as I did – but my inner geek is grinning ear to ear. Here’s a fan-made opening title for a Mighty B episode, done in the style of Paramount’s old Noveltoon theatrical cartoons. Aspiring cartoonist/animator John Paul Cassidy, who is apparently huge fan of both Nick’s Mighty B and old Paramount cartoons, got it right. It’s also worth noting that both Nickelodeon and Paramount are owned by corporate parent Viacom, so this isn’t as far-out as it seems.


  • http://ryuuseipro.blogspot.com/ John Paul Cassidy

    Thanks for posting it, Jerry! I’m glad you enjoyed it. :)

  • Billy Bob

    Super cool dude.

    Personally I would use the more widespread music theme for those Harveytoons. You know, the one with the xylophone.

    • http://ryuuseipro.blogspot.com/ John Paul Cassidy

      That’s a good point! But I’m happy with the Noveltoon one I chose.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Hate to admit this is close to what I had in my years ago in wanting to do an homage to a Noveltoon/Modern Madcap opening myself!

  • http://sillsanimation.blogspot.com Dan

    That was awesome! Great work, John.

  • Karen

    Neat. Loved it.

    Is the Mighty B. some sort of tv show? Never heard of it.

  • http://www.taberanimation.com Taber Dunipace

    Mmm nostalgia! Delicious.

  • Randy Koger

    Perfect! Freakin’ perfect!
    Man, what classic, great cartoon music and wonderful art….works together just beautifully.
    Why isn’t every opening credit this much fun????

  • Louie del Carmen

    Well done! I bet Erik Wiese would have totally used that for one of the episodes! Miss working on that show..

  • http://clownalley.net Pat Cashin

    John Paul Cassidy, you have reaffirmed my faith in humankind. Thank you.

  • Ken Layton

    I like it! How about doing it with the original Noveltoon theme too?

    • http://ryuuseipro.blogspot.com/ John Paul Cassidy

      I might try that sometime. :)

  • Norm

    It took a fan to pay proper homage to a once great tradition which has gone degenerate.

  • Robert Schaad

    Shmooooth!

  • Andy

    Hilarious! Nicely done!

  • http://thatssokraven.livejournal.com Kelly Tindall

    Sweet, I love it.

  • Marc Baker

    Very well done. I’ve always find it odd that Paramount sold most of it’s classic cartoons to different companies. (Popeye shorts over at Warner Bros., Harvey characters over at Classic Media, ect.) I could probably see characters like Mighty B, or even Spongebob in those title sequences if Nick actually bought Paramount’s cartoon library early on in their existence.

  • Jpox

    That homage had a lot of character and appeal and a sort of “class” missing from animation today. Nicely done.

    • Chris Sobieniak

      Certainly does. Of course if they tried to replicate this, the opening credits alone might get the shortened, cramp treatment since we can’t leave no person behind this time around, even for a 6-7 minute short! ^_^

  • http://ryuuseipro.blogspot.com/ John Paul Cassidy

    Thank you all for the great comments! I’m very touched.

  • Bob Porrazzo

    Props to you Mr. Cassidy for trying to bridge the cartoon gap. And I think Mr. Sharples would smile with approval that the Noveltoon theme from the late 1950s/60′s was used. Usually I cringe at mash-ups. This one, I APPROVE!