"Alexandre Alexeieff was a Russian Paris-based illustrator and animator best known for inventing the pinscreen and totalization animation techniques with Claire Parker.Alexeieff was born inKazan,Russiain 1901. However, the family soon moved to Istanbu..."
"Heck Allen was an American screenwriter, novelist and story artist who worked as a contract writer at MGM in the late 30's, writing for Harman and Ising's Barney Bear series and had a long standing collaboration with
"Kevin Alteri is an American television director of animated cartoons. He is best known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series and Pearl Jam's music video "Do the Evolution". A versatile talent lent to a long and project filed career in animation..."
"Pete Alvarado was born in 1920 and was raised in Glendale, California. He attended Chouinard Art Institute. Soon after graduating from art school he was hired at Disney as an animation assistant and first worked on Snow White and Dumbo. He worked mos..."
"Versatile talent lent to a long and project filed career in animation. Remembered best for his work as art director on Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)."
"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 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 ..."
"His artistic career started in the 1920's doing art deco illustrations for books. These flat and graphic illustrations were often black and white in stark contrast to his later work. In his lifetime, Boris illustrated some 50 books, of which his most..."
"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. ..."
"Art was born in Omaha of Russian Jewish ancestry. Soon after High School he took himself to New York where he slummed around doing odd jobs and eating stale food to put himself through Columbia College Pre Med. He tried some jobs drawing cartoons and..."
"Bailey's interest in drawing began as a child reading comic books and he hoped to one become an illustrator. While watching Warner Bros. cartoons, he started to consider a career in animation. He worked hard to create a portfolio and applied for Ca..."
"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..."
"Bartsch spent his entire career at Terrytoons. He started working at the studio in the 1940s, becoming a director in 1958. Throughout his career he worked on numerous animations starring studio's most celebrated characters: Sydney the Elephant, Sad C..."
"Batchelor's journalistic career began in 1911 as a staff artist for the Kansas City Star. From 1914 to 1918 he worked as a free-lance artist, returning to newspapers in 1923 when he worked as a cartoonist in the New York Post for the Ledger Syndicate..."
"The death of his sister at the age of 13 affected him and his brothers a great deal. After a life of amazing illustration and painting, the war and his failing marriage convinced John Bauer to seek spiritual healing and rest in Stockholm. He, his wif..."
"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..."
"Ed Benedict was born in Ohio in 1912. Known as one of the "greats" of animation's Golden Age, he began at Disney in 1930 and continued his career working at Universal on Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and MGM under Tex Avery. He is best known as the primary..."
"Bentley began his adventure with animation in the late 1920s. By the mid 1930s, he worked as an animator for Leon Schlesinger. In 1938 he temporarily moved to Fleischer Studios to work on the feature Gulliver’s Travels (1939), and in 1941 moved to ..."
"Richard Bickenbach was born in Indiana August 9 1907. He moved to Los Angeles California during the 1930’s where he became a longtime animator for Hanna-Barbara. Spending the first years of his animation career (the 1930s, 1940s) working as a layou..."
"Brad started his first animated cartoon at age eleven and finished it at fourteen. The film attracted the attention of Disney Studios which offered the young legend a chance to come be mentored by Milt Kahl, one of the Nine Old Men. After graduating ..."
"Blackburn began his adventure with animation in the late 1920s, probably in 1927, at Walt Disney Studios, where he worked with Rudolf Ising, Hugh Harman and Isadore Freleng. The friendship with those animators proved fruitful for Blackburn since afte..."
"James Stuart Blackton, born in Lincolnshire England, was a cartoonist and journalist for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and New York's Evening World. He did brisk business in a vaudeville act called Lightning Sketches, where the cartoonist draws as he le..."
"Blair graduated from the Chouinard School of Art which became known as the California School of Watercolor. She wanted to become a fine art watercolorist, but because of the great depression it was not a dream she could achieve. She soon married Lee ..."
"When Preston worked in animation, he accomplished many notable achievements. Preston Started as a fine artist and exhibited in the California Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society in New York. Blair's animation career began in 1931 w..."
"Lucille Bliss has had a long career as a voice over actress. Bliss first got the role of the wicked step-sister in Walt Disney's Cinderlla. She voiced Crusader Rabbit in the first animated television series, and was the voice of Smurfette on The Smur..."
"Don Bluth began his career as an "in betweener" at Disney Studios in Burbank. After working on the movie "Sleeping Beauty" he left Disney and became a Mormon missionary in Argentina. Upon returning he decided to continue his formal education at Brigh..."
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"Sadie Bodin was an extremely influential animator, being the first to picket an animation studio during the fight for animation workers' rights in the 1930s. Bodin was also one of the few women animators to move up into managerial positions, becoming..."
"Nominated for 14 Academy Awards, Bosustow was an influential animator who co-founded United Productions of America (UPA) Studios. Bosustow started working in animation as an assistant to Ub Iwerks in the early 1930's. The next year found him working ..."
"Born in Milano, Italy, in 1938, Bruno Bozzetto produced three animated feature films "West & Soda", "Vip my brother superman", "Allegro non troppo" and many animated shorts. He has been awarded many prizes among which the Golden Bear to "Mister T..."
"John Randolph Bray was the founder of Bray Studios, one of the first studios dedicated to animation. He did it all from producing and directing to acting and animating. Bray's goal was to have four units working on four cartoons at any one time, that..."
"Howard Brodie was born on November 18, 1915 and went to California School of Fine Arts in Sacramento. He didn’t stay there long and he worked as a sports illustrator for the newspaper the San Francisco Chronicle. At the age of twenty-seven, he enli..."
"Throughout his career, Burness worked for a number of various studios. He began his career in animation as in-betweener for Romer Grey and Ted Eshbaugh. He quickly moved to Van Beuren Studios, where he animated The Little King series, to Harman-Ising..."
"Charles Dawson "Daws" Butler, grew up in a suburb of Chicago, and originally wanted to be a cartoonist. He began his career in show business during the Depression, winning amateur contests at neighborhood theaters by doing impressions of Franklin D. ..."
"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..."
"John Canemaker is an Academy Award-winning animator and an internationally renowned animation historian and teacher. A key figure in American independent animation, Canemaker’s work has a distinctive personal style emphasizing emotion, personality ..."
"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 freq..."
"Cannon began his career in animation at Leon Schlesinger Productions in 1934 as an assistant to the studio's top animators, Bob Clampett and Charles Jones. After two years, he was promoted to the position of an animator, and as part of so called Term..."
"Carey's entire career in the field of animation is associated with Leon Schlesinger Productions/Warner Bros. Cartoons, where he started in 1935 as in-betweener and assistant animator for Looney Tunes, and Merrie Melodies. After two years at the studi..."
"Carlson's first job was in the publishing industry, but by 1914 he turned to animation. His first effort in animation was Joe Boko series, directed and produced by Carlson, and produced by Essanay Pictures and Powers Universal. He wrote, directed and..."
"Carlson devoted more than 20 years of his professional career to Walt Disney Studios. He started working at the studio in 1935, and soon was part of the team working on the classic Disney short and feature films, such as the Silly Symphony series, an..."