Stan Lee, Marvel’s editor and art director at the time, said in 2004 that he believed publisher Martin Goodman negotiated the deal with Grantray-Lawrence and that Lawrence chose the characters to be used. Lawrence rented Lee and his wife a penthouse apartment at 30 East 60th Street, near Madison Avenue, for Lee’s use while he worked on the series. (Lee lived in Hewlett Harbor, New York, on Long Island, at the time. ) Lee recalled, “I really don’t remember any reaction from the Marvel artists involved. I wish I could claim to have written the [theme song] lyrics, because I think they’re brilliant, but alas, I didn’t”. The songs were written by Jacques Urbont. In the meantime, Grantray-Lawrence subcontracted production of The Mighty Thor segments to Paramount Cartoon Studios[citation needed] (the animation division of Paramount Pictures, formerly known as Famous Studios), headed at that time by Fleischer Studios veteran Shamus Culhane.

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