I admit not watching Clutch Cargo, but this cartoon is part of cartoon’s golden age. Then again, somebody out there requested it, and I am quite the gracious type.
Clutch, a writer and pilot, goes across the world on dangerous assignments
Other characters: Spinner (young kid), Paddlefoot (kid’s dog), and Swampy (Clutch’s bearded friend)
Each adventure was segmented into 5, five-minute chapters, with the first four ending in cliffhangers
Created by Clark Haas
First aired March 9, 1959
Forerunner to Jonny Quest (past post here)
52 adventures; first, The Friendly Head Hunters; last, Big “X”
Music by Paul Horn, who only used bongos, a vibraphone, and a flute
Clutch voiced by Richard Cotting
Swampy voiced by Hal Smith, who played Otis Campbell on The Andy Griffith Show
Production had a limited budget (including the music), thus used other methods to produce episodes at about 20% of Hanna-Barbera costs; less than 10% of Disney’s cost. This 4 ½-minute video explains Cambria Productions’ animation technique.
Here’s a chapter of an adventure