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Warren Foster

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Brooklyn, New York


Warren Foster was an American animator, writer and composer, known for his work first at Warner Bros. and later at Hanna-Barbera. 

Family and early life

Warren Foster was born in Brooklyn, New York to Marion B. Foster and Charles C. Foster. 

Career outline

Joining Fleischer Studio as staff in October 1935, Warren Foster started out as an opaquer. Foster later became a gag man, writing for such popular series such as Popeyes, and worked under Bob Clampett’s unit at Schlesinger’s studio. Landing a job with Warner Brothers in 1938, as writer on the Porky Pig shorts, Foster worked at Warner Brothers under several different units, with directors including Bob Clampett, McKimson and Freleng. Foster would work at Warner Bros. until 1958. 

Foster then spend more than seven years at Hanna-Barbera, writing for numerous TV shows such as The Huckleberry Hount Show, The Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, The Jetsons, Loopy De Loop, as well as the massively successful The Flintstones. 


Barrier, J. Michael. Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. New York: Oxford UP, 1999. Print.

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