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

Career outline

Bob Kurtz began his career as a writer in the early 60’s to late 70’s. And in the early 80’s he began to work as a producer and director. Later on he started his own animation studio in Burbank, Kurtz & Friends, which their latest work includes the Pink Panther (2006).

Personal style

Bob has a very original way to look at things. He combines the art and beauty of contemporary animations with his cutting edge humors. Charles Solomon, an author and animation film critic was once quoted saying that most of the times Bob’s commercials are more interesting than the programs it’s interrupting.

Honors and awards

Ottawa International Animation Festival second prize in the category ‘Promotional Films’ for “Underwater Kitty”. 1978 An Award for the PBS special Roman City The Peabody Award for the Lily Tomlin special Edith Ann’s Christmas The Annie Award for Lifetime Achievement Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1991



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