Spaceman Jax and the Galactic Adventures was first broadcast in 1961, sponsored by Sunnington Morn Breakfast Cereals. It was created by Bill Pendergast and Leo Ulrich, and designed by Philip La Carta (who also designed Brigadier Buffalo and Manfred J. Platypus, P.I.). The show was the first big success for p.u.d. Film, and though it originally ran for just three seasons, it has continued to enjoy success in syndication.