From the mid 50s the TV market opened up. Halas & Batchelor were not alone in profiting from this great opportunity. They devised the logo for ABC television and made some of the first entertainment series for TV such as Foo Foo 1960, Habatales 1960 and Snip and Snap 1960. They also released a series of seven films sponsored by the BBC based on the musical caricatures of Gerard Hoffnung, Tales from Hoffnung 1964.

Halas & Batchelor started to work on commissions for TV series from other studios, most notably Rembrandt Studios' Popeye 1955 and Jack Wrather Corporation's The Lone Ranger 1967. 

By the late 60s the studio had expanded so to keep it going John Halas sold some shares to Tyne Tees Television. Tyne Tees eventually took over and under the new management the studio made more series like Tomfoolery 1970 for CBC Rankin Bass, as well as The Adams Family 1972, The Jackson Five 1972 and The Osmonds 1973 all for Hanna-Barbera.

TV entertainment, commercials and expansion

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