Originally, this series played classic 'Harveytoons', like 'Casper' and 'Little Audrey'. In 1962, the animated "Beany & Cecil" cartoon took their place. A few months later the hosts were dropped and 'Matty's' was renamed to "Beany and Cecil" and was given a Saturday morning time slot.
In 2002, Directed by Kelly Asbury and Lorna Cooke, the 2D-animated equine-themed feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron opens in U.S. theaters. The film picks up one Oscar nom and four Annies in 2003.