Robert Bentley (11 March 1907 – 28 November 2000) was an American animator who worked for Warner Bros. Animation, Fleischer Studios, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, Tex Avery, Walter Lantz Productions, UPA, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation,... among others.He contributed to such animated productions as Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1974), Spider-Man (1967), and Max Fleischer's Gulliver's Travels (1939).
Mel Blanc ; May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor and radio personality. After beginning his over-60-year career performing in radio, he became known for his work in animation as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and most of the other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons during the golden age of American animation.
Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., also variously known as H-B Enterprises, H-B Production Co., and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc., was an American animation studio and production company founded in 1957 by Tom and Jerry creators and former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, and remained active until 2001.
Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery was an American animator and director, known for producing and directing animated cartoons during the golden age of American animation. His most significant work was for the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, where he was crucial in the creation and evolution of famous animated characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Droopy, Screwy Squirrel, George and Junior, and Chilly Willy.
The golden age of American animation was a period in the history of U.S. animation that began with the popularization of sound cartoons in 1928 and gradually ended in the late 1960s, where theatrical animated shorts began losing popularity to the newer medium of television animation, produced on cheaper budgets and in a more limited animation style by companies such as Hanna-Barbera, UPA, Jay Ward Productions, and DePatie-Freleng.
The Television era of American animation was a period in the history of U.S. animation that slowly set in with the decline of theatrical animated shorts and the popularization of television animation during the late 1950s to 1960s, and was in full swing by the 1970s to 1980s.
Charles Dawson "Daws" Butler was an American voice actor. He worked mostly for the Hanna-Barbera animation production company where he originated the voices of many familiar characters, including Loopy De Loop, Wally Gator, Yogi Bear, Hokey Wolf, Elroy Jetson, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Peter Potamus, Snagglepuss, Huckleberry Hound, and Scooby-Dum.
Richard James Lundy was an American animator and film director who worked at several animation studios including Walt Disney Animation Studios, MGM, and Hanna-Barbera. Lundy was a pioneer of personality animation and is best remembered as one of the creators of Donald Duck. Throughout his career he worked as a primary animator on at least 60 films, both short and feature-length, and directed 51 shorts.
Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd. is one of the oldest and most prolific Taiwanese-American animation studios since 1978. The company, based in Xindian, Taipei and Los Angeles, California, has done traditional hand-drawn 2D animation/ink and paint for various TV shows and films for studios in North America, Europe and Asia.
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio was the in-house division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) film studio in Hollywood during the Golden Age of American animation. The studio was responsible for producing animated shorts to accompany MGM feature films in Loew's Theaters. Active from 1937 until 1958, the cartoon studio created some popular cartoon characters, including Tom and Jerry, Droopy and Barney Bear.
Cartoon Alley is an American animated children's television series that aired on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday mornings from 2004 to 2007. It featured classic animated shorts. Cartoon Alley was the first animated show to produced as TCM's television program for children.
Gregory Lewis Burson was an American voice actor, best known as a replacement for voice actors Daws Butler and Mel Blanc following their deaths in 1988 and 1989, respectively.
Alan Louis Zaslove was an American animator, producer and director of animated series. He started in 1943 as an "office boy" for Leon Schlesinger Productions and went on to work for United Productions of America. He did animation for Gerald McBoing-Boing and Mr. Magoo. Zaslove has also worked on several other cartoons in film and TV such as The Alvin Show, Roger Ramjet, Popeye the Sailor, The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo, A Charlie Brown Christmas, He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown, It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown, The Phantom Tollbooth, CBS Library, A Chipmunk Christmas, Freedom 2000, Fractured Fairy Tales, George of the Jungle, Carnival of the Animals, The Hoober-Bloob Highway, Tom Thumb, The Night Before Christmas, Clerow Wilson and the Miracle of P.S. 14 and Stanley the Ugly Duckling. Later he did work for Hanna-Barbera and Disney. At Hanna-Barbera, Zaslove worked on several of their works such as Space Stars, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, Paw Paws, The Smurfs, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, The Challenge of the GoBots, Snorks, the 1985 revival of The Jetsons the 1985 animated film of Pound Puppies and Galtar and the Golden Lance.
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Margaret Nichols was an American animator and television director. Professionally, she was also known as Margaret Flores Nichols and Margaret Grewell.
Homer Brightman was an American screenwriter who worked for Walt Disney Productions, Walter Lantz Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, UPA, Larry Harmon Pictures, Cambria Productions and DePatie-Freleng Enterprises.
Gilbert H. Turner was an animator, comic book artist and American producer.