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    Alexandre Alexandrovitch Alexeieff

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    "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..."

    Alexandre Alexeieff & Claire Parker

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    "Alexeieff and Parker were a husband and wife duo who developed the animation technique of pinscreen animation in Paris ..."

    Ann “Little” Rothschild

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    "Ann L. Rothschild, better known as Little Ann Little, started in show business in 1925 as a part of the Greenwich Village Follies. In the early 1930s, she auditioned for the part of a new cartoon character at Fleischer Studios. Impressed by her high-..."

    Arthur (Art) Babbitt

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    "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..."

    Bea Benaderet

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    "Born in New York City to a Turkish-Sephardic tobacconist and an Irish-American woman, Bea Benaderet made a name for herself in the first half of the twentieth century displaying her vocal and comedic talents in animation, radio, television, and film...."

    Ben “Bugs” Hardaway

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    "Ben Hardaway was an American storyboard artist, voice actor, animator and gagman during the Golden Age of American animation. Supplying the voice of Woody Woodpecker in many cartoon shorts, Hardaway was the man who gave "Bugs Bunny" his iconic name. "

    Bill Nolan

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    "Bill Nolar started in New York doing crazy cat on Felix the Cat. He worked for Lantz Studios during the mid 40s."

    Bob Kurtz

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    "His career started when he began writing the pink panther series."

    Boris Artzybasheff

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    "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..."

    Brad Bird

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    "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 ..."

    Carl Barks

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    "Carl Barks was an American cartoonist who was most well-known for drawing Donald Duck as well as creating the iconic character of Scrooge McDuck. "

    Carl Thomas Anderson

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    "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..."

    Carl W. Stalling

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    "Carl Stalling was the composer of Warner Bros. Cartoon classic Looney Tunes, serving as composer and arranger for over 22 years and averaging the completion of a score per week. Sta..."

    Charles Augustus Nichols (“Nick”)

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    ""Nick" Nichols was an Academy Award winning animator and director who first came into prominence working for Disney Studios, hired on December 31st, in 1937. In years to come he would work ..."

    Charles B. Mintz

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    "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..."

    Chuck Jones

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    "Chuck Jones was a 14 time Oscar nominee who created over 300 hundred animated films, including some of Warner Bros. most memorable cartoon characters, as well as producing many television specials, and full-length features."

    Clayton “Bud” Collyer

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    "Born in Manhattan to Clayton Johnson Heermance and Caroline Collyer as Clayton Johnson Heermance Jr., Clayton "Bud" Collyer initially intended to pursue law as his profession. While attending Fordham University, he began work as a radio singer and an..."

    Dave Fleischer

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    "First generation American Jew who grew up in Manhattan. His father had emigrated from Austria in the late 1880’s. He and his brother, Max, distributed their Out of the Inkwell Series by themselves in mid-1921. Sometime in 1922 they signed with dist..."

    Dick Beals

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    "Born in Detroit, as a child Dick Beals was too small to play sports, instead opting to be a cheerleader. He attended Michigan State University, where he began to lend his voice to radio broadcasting. In the 1940s, Beal began to do voice acting profes..."

    Earl Hurd

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    "Hurd was a pioneering American animator who worked at the beginning of the early animation age, noted for creating the silent animated short Bobby Bumpbs, and working for John Randolph Bray's company Bray Productions. Together, the pair developed ..."

    Echo Henoche

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    "Echo Henoche is an Inuk artist and animator from Labrador. Her animation style is influenced by the Inuit art she grew up around in Labrador. She has worked with artists such as Asinnajaq and Elise Simard at the National Film Board, where she develo..."

    Elbert Tuganov

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    "Elbert Tuganov was born February 22, 1920, in Baku, Azerbaijan. At four years old, he moved to Berlin where he lived with his aunt. Tuganov had a natural talent for drawing and grew up making caricatures of his teachers in school, which often got ..."

    Émile (Eugène Jean Louis) Courtet

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    "Émile Cohl was an important early independent cartoonist and animator, who was a caricaturist in the "Incoherent Movement" and has often been called "The Father of the Animated Cartoon.""

    Émile Cohl

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    "Cohl was a French caricaturist, cartoonist and animator, who was among the first people to experiment with the animated cartoon. "

    Eunice Macaulay

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    "Before entering animation, Eunice Macaulay worked at Pilkington Brothers as an analytical chemist, and later during the Second World War as a radio operator. After the war, in 1948, a Christmas card Macaulay illustrated caught the attention of Gaumon..."

    Floyd Ernest Norman

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    "Floyd Norman is an American animation legend responsible for directing a number of feature animated films for Walt Disney Studios, including Sleeping Beauty (1959), One Hundred and One Dalmations (1961), and The Jungle Book (1967). Having worked fo..."

    Frank Moser

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    "Similarly to other animators, Moser started his career as a cartoonist for newspapers and print publications. Soon, however, he turned his attention to animation, and in 1915 started working for Barré Studio, where he animated The Animated Grouch Ch..."

    Frédéric Back

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    "Frederic Back was born in Saarbrucken, Germany April 8 1924. He had emigrated to Montreal, Quebec in Canada in 1948 and had become well known as an award-winning Canadian animator/producer. He died on December 24, 2013, in Montreal, Quebec."

    Frederick Bean (Fred, Tex) Avery

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    "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. ..."

    Fyodor Khitruk

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    "Fyodor Savelyevich Khitruk was born May 1, 1917 in Tver, Russia. He was born into a well-off Jewish family in Russia in the middle of the Russian revolution. After watching Walt Disney Studios’s “Three Little Pigs” in 1933, he was driven toward..."

    Grant Munro

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    "Grant Munro was an animator, actor, producer and filmmaker with the National Film Board of Canada, who was instrumental in many of the first developments of the film board and its associated studios. He was one of the board's earliest and longest ser..."

    Hamilton (Ham) Luske

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    "Hamilton Luske was born in Chicago on October 16, 1903."

    Heck (Henry) Allen

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    "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

    Hermína Týrlová

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    "Often called the mother of Czech animation, Hermína Týrlová was a pioneer in the long Czech tradition of puppet and stop-motion animation. She helped to found animation production at the major company Ziln Studios, laying further groundwork for fu..."

    Jaime Escudero & Carlos Trupp

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    "Jaime Escudero was born on June 23, 1914 in Santiago. Juan Carlos Trupp's date of birth is unknown. Escudero met Trupp as architecture students in the 1930s at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in a workshop in Santiago on the streets ..."

    Jan Švankmajer

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    "Jan Švankmajer is a Czechoslovakian surrealist artist, filmmaker and animator. His work revolves around the exploration of imaginative meanings within objects of the everyday specifically through their tactile qualities. Filled with grotesque imager..."

    Jesse Sylvester (Vet) Anderson

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    "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 ..."

    Jiří Trnka

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    "Jiří Trnka was born in Pilsen (now Plzeň), Bohemia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire on February 24, 1912. His artistic career began shortly after winning a design competition organized by Josef Skupa, who was a Czech puppeteer, in 1921. He worked wi..."

    John Whitney, Sr.

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    "John Whitney attended school at Pomona College, and in 1937, took a year in Paris to study twelve-tone composition under conductor René Leibowitz. Upon returning to America, he and his brother, James, began to make experimental films, initially work..."

    Ken Anderson

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    "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)."

    Ken O’Connor

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    "Ken O'Connor was born in Perth, Australia, and died in Burbank California. He was a legendary Disney layout artist, designer as well as art director. During his time at Disney, he helped the studio achieve a high level of visual dynamism in their cla..."

    Kenzō Masaoka

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    "Masaoka was one of the first Japanese animators, who also trained and guided artists who would move on to become the next generation of animators. Masaoka is credited with creating the earliest anime using cel animation and recorded sound. He has als..."

    Kevin Altieri

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    "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..."

    Laverne Harding

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    "Laverne Harding was the second female studio animator in history, and one of the first to receive onscreen credit for her work. She started out as an inker for the Walter Lantz Productions, moving on to do animation work for several of the Lantz Prod..."

    Leo D. Sullivan

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    "Leo D. Sullivan began his career in 1959 after graduating from the Chouinard Art Institute. He first worked as an assistant to Warner Bros. producer Bob Clampett on the television show, Beany and Cecil. In 1965, Sullivan met fellow animator Floyd Nor..."

    Leon Searl

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    "Leon Searl (whose name is alternatively spelt "Leon Searle") got his start as a newspaper cartoonist, first working for the Pulitzer Papers on the comic strip "Jimmy Johnnypants" from November of 1905 to February of 1906. He later went on to write at..."

    Lillian Friedman Astor

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    "Lilian Friedman Astor was the first American female studio animator and worked at Fleischer studios."

    Lillian Friedman Astor

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    "Lillian Friedman Astor was born in New York City. She developed a passion for drawing as a preteen, and went on to attend Washington Irving High School, focusing on fashion design. After a brief stint as a fashion designer upon graduation, she sought..."

    Lotte Reiniger

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    "Lotte Reiniger was a German animator who adapted the art of shadow-plays to film, pioneering and perfecting the technique of silhouette animation using her own inventions. One such silhouette film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) is considered..."

    Lotte Reiniger

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    "Charlotte "Lotte" Reiniger was born in Charlottenburg in Berlin, Germany on June 2, 1899. Reiniger originally wanted to be an actress but decided to go into filmmaking after attending a lecture hosted by Paul Wegener in Berlin about the potential..."

    Manuel Perez

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    "Manuel Perez - typically credited as Manny Perez - was a Mexican-American animator who worked at Warner Bros. studios from 1938 on. He worked for Friz Freleng's unit for ten years, but they did not get along. Between 1955 and 1959 he did not work in ..."

    Margaret Bray

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    "Margaret Till Bray was a successful business woman who worked in real-estate, before meeting her husband John Randolph Bray. He installed her as the production manager at Bray Productions, a..."

    Mary Blair

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    "Mary Blair was an American animator, best known for her work with Disney Studios."

    Mary Ellen Bute

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    "Mary Ellen Bute was born in Houston, Texas on November 21, 1906. Bute moved to New York in the 1920s and began her filmmaking career making experimental shorts that combined light and painting techniques. She collaborated with Joseph Schilling..."

    Masahiko Satoh

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    "Born in Tokyo in 1941, Masahiko Satoh is a pianist whose career has spanned six decades and over a hundred albums. His style is known for blending influences from American jazz with traditional Japanese music. Satoh's interest in music began at the ..."

    Max Fleischer

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    "Max Fleischer was an American inventor born in Hungary, who moved to the United States with his family at the age of 4 and later became a filmmaker, animator, director and producer, famous for serving as the head of his own animation studio, Fleisch..."

    Michael Lah

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    "Michael Lah was a noted MGM animator and director, as well as being the understudy of Tex Avery. Lah helped redesign the well-known Barney Bear character, and directed many screwball cartoons, including one that garnered him an Academy Award nomina..."

    Michael Maltese

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    "Born in New York City to Italian immigrants, Michael Maltese studied at the National Academy of Art and Design, before landing his first animation job working as a colourist for Betty Boop cartoons, in 1935. He and his wife, Florence Sass, later move..."

    Milton (Milt) Kahl

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    "Milt Kahl was an renown animator and director who was a part of Disney's group of “Nine Old Men”, who created and designed many Disney characters, and whose distinctive style had a large influence within the history of the studio. "

    Myron (Grim) Natwick

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    "Myron Natwick was born in Wisconsin Rapids in 1890 and died 100 years later in LA, California of pneumonia and heart disease. He is best known for creating the most popular character from