Charles MintzOccupation / Title:
1889Date of death:
January 4th, 1940Birthplace:
Pennsylvania, United States
Mintz got his start as a producer of animation after his marriage to Margaret J. Winkler of Winkler Pictures. The company produced over 370 cartoon shorts between 1925-1939. The Columbia cartoon producer studied at St. Lawrence University and started working for WB as a booker in 1915. He left in 1920 to start producing the ‘Felix the Cat’ cartoon series, ‘Color Rhapsodies’, and ‘Oswald the Rabbit’ cartoons.
Mintz first produced the “Alice Comedies” alongside Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, but was unhappy with the production costs, so he asked the two to create another character, which later became Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.