Johnny Cypher in Dimension Zero was first produced in Japan in 1967, then imported to the US by Seven Arts a year later. Joe Oriolo's studio had a hand in the production, but there's little to explain the jump cutting between scenes, not that it helps the pacing, as each short runs about 6 minutes or so.
Would it work today? Hard to say. The series didn't even last a year.
Here's "The Mothmen":
The Japanese were more proficient with half-hour-length stories, something we'd pick up on a few years later. Copying the 3 shorts to a half-hour format with Johnny Cypher? Not so much.