George (Geo.) CannataOccupation / Title:
1899Date of death:
Cannata was one of the first artists to join the small Pat Sullivan Studio in 1923. He moved through the ranks at the studio from being an inker, a cel painter, to an animator for the studio’s famous Felix the Cat series. Later in his career, he frequently moved from studio to studio, spending only a couple of years at one animation house. He worked at Fleischer Studios, Ub Iwerks Studio, Walter Lantz Productions, Walt Disney Studios, Leon Schlesinger Productions, Famous Studios, among others. Later in his career, he became an animator at Hanna-Barbera Productions, where he worked on the Scooby-Doo and The Smurfs series.
- Maltin, Leonard. Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980.