StarToons was an animation studio in the USA that worked on some of the cartoons on Animaniacs. They animated the first Slappy Squirrel intro, the testimonials in episode 26, and the "Cartoons in Wakko's Body" segments in episode 33. StarToons filed for bankruptcy in 2001 and shut down shortly after.
Jon McClenahan, before creating StarToons, worked at Hannah-Barbera inbetweening for Drak Pack, The All New Popeye Hour and Kwicky Koala￼, as well as Laverne and Shirley in the Army. However, on the next project, Private Olive Oyl, he was promoted to main animation assistant for Gerry Grabner, with whom he would do frame by frame analysises of Chuck Jones cartoons and "learned a lot from that".
Later on, Jon would go to work on several other new series such as The Mork and Mindy Show, The Pink Panther & Sons, The Bernstein Bears and Teen Wolf, among others.
In July—August of 1987, Wayne Dearing, the general manager at Hannah-Barbera Australia, called Jon into his office and announced that they were folding the studio. Jon was told to lay off the (approximately) twenty layout artists, the animators, and the inbetweeners. "I remember getting angry and misty-eyed at the same time," Jon says in his Platypus Comix interview. "Wayne was like a businessman. He was younger than me, he knew how to do things in a businesslike manner."
- Slappy Squirrel Intro
- Slappy Goes Walnuts (Slappy Squirrel)
- Film Projector Transition
- What Are We?
- The Big Candy Store (Episode 8)
- Bumbie's Mom (Episode 8)
- Wally Llama (Episode 9)
- Meatballs or Consequences (Episode 19)
- Wakko's America (Episode 21)
- Guardin' the Garden (Episode 22)
- Plane Pals (Episode 22)
- Be Careful What You Eat (Episode 23)
- Chairman of the Bored (Episode 32)
- Critical Condition (Episode 36)
- Buttermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter (Episode 41)
- Broadcast Nuisance (Episode 41)
- Windsor Hassle (Episode 45)
- ...And Justice for Slappy (Episode 45)
- Frontier Slappy (Episode 51)
- Meet Minerva (Episode 54)
- Meet John Brain (Episode 58)
- Ragamuffins (Episode 59)
- Karaoke-Dokie (Episode 60)
- Scare Happy Slappy (Episode 62)
- MacBeth (Episode 62)
- Dot - The Macadamia Nut (Episode 92)
- Bully for Skippy (Episode 92)
- Magic Time (Episode 94)
- The Brain's Apprentice (Episode 94)
- "There's Only One of You" sequence (Hooray for North Hollywood)