George Gordon

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Full Name:

George Gordon

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Date of birth:

1906

Date of death:

1986

Biography


Gordon started working in the animation industry in 1930 at Moser-Terry-Coffman Studio as an animator on the Jesse and James, and Farmer Al Falfa series. Two years later, he moved to Terrytoons with one of his previous employers, Paul Terry. After a couple of years, Gordon was promoted to the director position on such animations as A Bully Frog (1936), The Busy Bee (1936), Robin Hood in an Arrow Escape (1936) and series as Farmer Al Falfa, Kiko the Kangaroo, Puddy the Pup, among others.

In 1937, Gordon left Terrytoons and moved to MGM Cartoon Studio to work as an animator and director. During his employment at MGM, he worked on the Barney Bear and Tom and Jerry series, among others.

Aftering leaving MGM Cartoon Studio in 1944, Gordon worked for various studios. In the 1950s, he worked as an associate producer and director for John Sutherland, in 1960 as a storyman for Terrytoons, in 1963 as a  story editor for United Productions of America (UPA), in 1968 and 1969 as a director for DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, in 1971 and 1972 as a story director for Fred Calvert and from 1978 to 1984 as a director of the Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo, Casper and the Angels, The Little Rascals, and Super-Friends for Hanna-Barbera Productions.

References:


  • Barrier,  J. Michael. Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Lenburg, Jeff. Who’s Who in Animated Cartoons. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2006.
  • Maltin, Leonard. Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980.


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