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  • Carl Thomas Anderson

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    "Anderson was a cartoonists and comic strip artist most well-known for his drawings of Henry. Anderson began his career as a cartoonist for the Philadelphia Times drawing fashion illustrations in 1894. Throughout his career, Anderson worked for the N..."

    Jesse Sylvester (Vet) Anderson

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    "Jesse Sylvester (Vet) Anderson was an American animator, cartoonist, comic strip artist, and sculptor. He was nicknamed 'Vet' because he was a veteran of the Spanish American War. At the beginning of the 20th century, Anderson worked as a cartoonist ..."

    Frederick Bean (Fred, Tex) Avery

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    "Tex Avery was a natural artist from a young age, he did a comic book in high school, and he went to an art college. He was famous for producing cartoons during the "Golden Age of Hollywood". He is most synonymous for the work he did for Warner Bros. ..."

    Ralph Bakshi

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    "Ralph Bakshi began his career at Terrytoons, still a student, where he was a cel polisher. He advanced quickly to animator and director, leaving Terrytoons to head up Famous Studios for its last couple of years. He directed a string of remarkably per..."

    Carl Barks

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    "Carl Barks was an American cartoonist who was most well-known for drawing Donald Duck as well as creating the iconic character of Scrooge McDuck. "

    Perry Barlow

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    "Came to New York in 1919, sold some illustrations to the Judge and Life magazines. Barlow was known for his satirical cartoons which were in the New Yorker, he was also a staff member there."

    Cecil Beard

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    "Art, cartooning and story writing had Cecil's main interests all his life. At the tender age of 13 he saved up money he had earned with after school jobs and sent for a mail order cartooning course. He took those lessons very seriously, practicing al..."

    Austin Briggs

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    "Briggs was born in Humbolt, Minnesota and grew up in Detroit, Michigan."

    Ernesto Garcia Carbral

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    "The Mexican Artist: Ernesto Garcia Cabral was nicknamed "El Chango", which means "The Monkey" in Spanish. He was a talented Cartoonist and Poster Illustrator who became famous in Mexico during the 1940s and 50s, but was not well known for his work in..."

    Harrison Cady

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    "Walter Harrison Cady 1877-1970 Gardner, Massachusetts. Illustrator/cartoonist Best known for his illustrations in "Bedtime Stories", a creation of Thornton W. Burgess"

    Émile (Eugène Jean Louis) Courtet

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    "Émile Cohl was an important early independent cartoonist and animator, who was a caricaturist in the "Incoherent Movement" and has often been called "The Father of the Animated Cartoon.""

    Fred Cooper

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    "Fred G. Cooper was born in Mc Minnville, OR. In 1904 he began his career in New York as a freelance designer and illustrator. He worked for several magazines and was a founding member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He was also a member of..."

    Earl Duvall

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    "Duvall had a promising but short lived career in the animation industry. He first started working as a layout artist and later a member of the story department at Walt Disney Productions. During this time, he also worked as a cartoonist on Mickey Mou..."

    Harvey Eisenberg

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    "Inker/Assistant Animator at Fleishcer studio, 1930-31 and at Van Buren studio from 30-36. Worked on Tom and Jerry from 1941 to 45 as a layout artist. Worked again with Hanna-Barbera from 1960-1965 as a Character Designer, Layout artist, and storyboar..."

    Leslie (Les) Elton

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    "He began his career in the animation industry during the silent period. He was first hired as an animator by Bray Studios, and was soon promoted to the position of director. Subsequently, he worked on the Cinema Luke, and The Whoozit Weekly series fo..."

    Pete Emslie

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    "Following school, freelanced as a cartoonist including regular work for newspaper, The Ottawa Citizen from 1978 to 1984. Moved to Toronto in 1984 to work for Disney Canada Consumer Products, illustrating Disney characters for various merchandise. Rel..."

    Dudley Fisher

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    "Dudley Fisher was born in 1890 in Columbus, Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University, attempting an architecture education. He soon dropped out in order to be a layout artist at the Columbus Dispatch newspaper. During World War I, he worked as a p..."

    Max Fleischer

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    "Max Fleischer was an American inventor born in Hungary, who moved to the United States with his family at the age of 4 and later became a filmmaker, animator, director and producer, famous for serving as the head of his own animation studio, Fleisch..."

    Emil Flohri

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    "At the beginning of the 20th century, Flohri was a well known political cartoonist. He joined Leslie's Magazine as a young boy and worked his way up to the position of Washington political cartoonist and illustrator.After moving to Los Angeles in the..."

    Don Flowers

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    "The son of a Custer City portrait photographer, Don Flowers left Oklahoma at age 16, and landed his first newspaper job with the Kansas City Star, where he spent five years as a staff artist and photo retoucher before moving on to a short stint with ..."

    Warren Foster

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    "Warren Foster began his career as a writer for Warner Bros. in 1938, and began his work there on a Porky Pig short, Porky in Wackyland. His work for Warner Bros. totaled nearly 171 cartoons. His more recognizable work for Warner Bros. includes Book R..."

    Warren Foster

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    "Warren Foster was an American animator, writer and composer, known for his work first at Warner Bros. and later at Hanna-Barbera. "

    Ving Fuller

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    "Fuller's first position was of as a gag cartoonist for the Daily Graphic in the early 1920s. In 1925, he moved to the animation industry and started working as an animator at Bray Productions. However, his career as an animator was short lived and he..."

    Theodor Seuss Geisel

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    "Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss - was an American writer, cartoonist, animator, and artist - best known for his children's books. Adopting the moniker of Dr. Seuss during his university studies at Dartmouth and Oxford, Geisel began his career illu..."

    Louise M. Glackens

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    "Glackens debuted as a cartoonist at Puck in the 1890's. After the magazine was sold in 1914, Glackens found employment at Barré Studio and Bray Productions, where he worked as an animator on the Mutt and Jeff series, and as a director on Goldwyn-Bra..."

    William Hanna and Joseph Barbera

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    "William Hanna and Joseph Barbera were two animators from MGM who began their own animated television studio, Hanna-Barbera Productions; a studio which would dominate and transform the industry from the 60s to the end of the century.William Denby “B..."

    Laverne Harding

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    "Laverne Harding was the second female studio animator in history, and one of the first to receive onscreen credit for her work. She started out as an inker for the Walter Lantz Productions, moving on to do animation work for several of the Lantz Prod..."

    Walter Lantz

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    "Walter Lantz was born into a family of Italian immigrants in Westchester County, 16 miles from New York City. Watching Gertie the Dinosaur immediately ignited his passion for animation. While working as an auto mechanic by day, he met a shop customer..."

    Winsor McCay

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    "Winsor McCay was born in Ontario, and is considered one of the pioneers of film animation, having produced, directed (with the help of J.S. Blackton) and animated the world’s first fully animated cartoons. McCay was best known for his Sunday comi..."

    Joseph (Joe) Oriolo

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    "Oriolo was a cartoon animator who was born in Union City in 1913. He created the famed Casper the Friendly Ghost character, and directed more than one thousand cartoons, including the first syndicated television series of Felix the Cat. "

    Raymond “Ray” Patterson

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    "Ray Patterson was an Emmy nominated animator, cartoon director, producer, most noted for his work in the 40's during the “golden age” of animation on the legendary Tom and Jerry cartoon series, as well as animating with 

    Virgil Ross

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    "Virgil Ross was an animator, cartoonist and artist - primarily known for his association with Warner Bros., working alongside legendary directors like Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, and Tex Avery. Known for his expressive and personal style of animation,..."

    Ōten Shimokawa

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    "Ōten Shimokawa was one of the pioneers of Japanese animation, who is believed to have produced the very first “true” anime film.Shimokawa was born in Maiyakojima Prefecture in 1892, though moved to Tokyo when we was 9. He began his working life..."

    Irv Spence

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    "Irv Spence was an American animator, sometimes credited as Irven or even Irvin Spence. Spence was best known for his work on MGM’s famous Tom and Jerry, cat and mouse series, but got his start in this month’s featured cartoon working for Ub Iwer..."