Studio Heads

Shamus Culhane

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"Born in Massachusetts, worked in NY in twenties, moved to LA in 1930s,To Florida for Fleischer Studio in 1939. back to LA for Walter Lantz, after WWII to New York to participate in early TV advertising. Settled in NY and started own studio. Retired i..."

Walt Disney

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"In 1919, Walt landed a job with the Pesmen-Rubin Commercial Art Studio making $50 a month. There, he met a young artist named Ubbe Iwwerks. The two became friends and formed their own company called Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists. Ubbe handled the ..."

John Foster

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"John Foster Jr. was born on November 27, 1886, in New Jersey. He was a pioneer animator and director at Van Beuren Studios (originally founded as Fables Pictures). Foster is best known as a close collaborator of Paul Terry, credited with co-direc..."

Seymour Kneitel

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"Seymour Kneitel was an early American animator, most well known for his work with Fleischer Studios. After the studio closed, he headed its successor, Famous Studios."

Ram Mohan

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"Ram Mohan was born on August 26, 1931, in India. Known as the Father of Indian Animation, he was a pioneer animator from the post-Independence era, working for the Cartoon Film Unit at Films Division and Prasad Productions before starting his own ..."

Patrick Anthony (Pat) Powers

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"Pat Powers was an influential American businessman who was involved with the film and animation developments inAmericaduring the first part of the twentieth century. His most important development being the work of Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, who he b..."

Paul Terry

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"Terry began his career as a reporter, photographer and cartoonist for San Francisco based San Francisco Bulletin, and San Francisco Call-Examiner, as well as New York based New York Press, and many others. During this time, Terry became interested in..."