Isadore (Izzy) Ellis

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Izador (Izzy) Ellis

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Ellis had a long career in the animation industry, which started at Ub Iwerks Studio in 1935. After three years, Ellis moved to Leon Schlesinger Productions, and worked as an animator on Porky Pig animations and Looney Tunes. After Schlesinger’s studio was bought out by Warner Bros., Ellis continued working on Porky Pig cartoons, and was also involved in animating the Merrie Melodies series starring Daffy Duck, and Bugs Bunny.

In the 1960s, Ellis started working for three different animation studios. He spent seven years, from 1960 to 1967, working for Paramount Cartoon Studios. He briefly worked for Krantz Films but moved to Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1968. For the next ten years, Ellis animated such series as The Wacky Races, Dastardly and Muttley and Their Flying Machines, Scooby-Doo Where Are You?, and Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, among others.


  • 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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