...and like many studios then, right up to today, it seemed that Walter Lantz would follow the "pirate" way and create semi-similar characters based by other people's creations.
Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo. They started out the same time as Huckleberry Hound a long while before gaining their own show, yet almost the exact same time - 1957 - Walter Lantz brought to us Windy and Breezy.
Fodder and Son" before being given a short-lived series lasting for about 4 cartoons, their last outing in 1959. Unlike Yogi, these two were father and son - although in similar vein to Andy Panda and Pop (also by Lantz), it was the dad who stole the show and pretty much the screentime.
Homer Brightman and VA legend Daws Butler, these two probably wouldn't have made it as far as they did. Sure, they're not the most renown cartoon bears in animation history, but for those who do remember them here's a little taster of memory lane: