Matty's Funday Funnies
aired from 1959-1961, and originally featured old Famous Studios
cartoons starring Casper the Friendly Ghost
and others like Herman & katnip, Baby Huey, Little Audrey, Buzzy the Crow and other Novletoons, whose opening titles were refilmed as Harveytoons because Harvey Publishing Company had bought all the rights to the films-and had already turned Casper and others into comic book stars. "Matty" referred to Matty Mattel
, the boy mascot for Mattel
Toy Company, the show's original sponsor. Matty Mattel and Sister Belle would introduce the cartoons and show commercials for Mattel products.
In January 1962, the program was retitled Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil, featuring Bob Clampett's Beany and Cecil. A redesigned Matty Mattel and Sister Belle would appear as directors of the cartoons and in many intermissions along with Clampett's characters of Beany Boy, Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent, Captain Hauufenpuff, Dishonest John, Go Man Van Gogh, et al. From 1963 onward, the cartoons were shown in sydication as The Beany and Cecil show.