American television animation
of the 1950s featured quite limited animation styles,
highlighted by the work of Jay Ward on Crusader Rabbit.
Chuck Jones coined the term "illustrated radio" to refer to
the shoddy style of most television cartoons that depended
more on their soundtracks than visuals. Other notable 1950s
programs include UPA's Gerald McBoing Boing, Hanna-Barbera's
Huckleberry Hound and Quick Draw McGraw, and
rebroadcast of many classic theatrical cartoons from Warner
Brothers, MGM, and Disney.