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1939- British Prime Minister Chamberlain's war announcement interrupts a Disney Cartoon "Mickey's Gala Premiere" showing on the nascent BBC television service. Television shuts down for the duration.
1946- After the War, the BBC television service resumes and an announcer says:" Well now, where were we?" They continue the Mickey cartoon from where it was interrupted in 1939. World War Two probably held back for a decade the development of television.
1950- Mort Walker's "Beetle Bailey" comic strip first appeared.
1960- The Hanna-Barbera show 'Lippy the Lion and Hardy-Harr-Harr" premiered.