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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."

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse

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Producer(s): Fred Quimby

Release Date: 14/06/1947

"A Tom and Jerry cartoon, riffing off of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in which Tom concocts a deadly potion but finds that it only makes Jerry stronger."

Flip the Frog – Funny Face

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"This early Ub Iwerks cartoon strangely titled "Funny Face" features Flip the Frog and his romantic interest, a Betty Boop imitation. In an early scene, she picks a Pinocchio look-a-like over Flip, and this rejection prompts Flip towards a facial exch..."

Flip the Frog – Spooks

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Producer(s): Ub Iwerks, Pat Powers

Release Date: 21/12/1931

"Seeking shelter from a storm, Flip and his horse arrive at a house which, unbeknownst to them, is inhabited entirely by skeletons. Flip sits through a ghoulish dinner with the head of the house before enjoying a bout of dancing with a lady skeleton. ..."

Flip the Frog: Soda Squirt

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Producer(s): Ub Iwerks, Pat Powers

Release Date: 12/10/1933

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. ..."

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

Hugh Harman

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"Hugh Harman was a three time Oscar nominated animator who founded the MGM Animation Studios as well as Warner..."

Isadore Sparber

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"An animator born in America, Sparber first got his start in animation through the Fleischer Studios in 1922. Contributing as an uncredited writer to Superman, Betty Boop and Popeyes cartoons, as well as on Fleischer features Gulliver's Travels,..."

Little School Mouse

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Producer(s): Fred Quimby

Release Date: 29/05/1954

"With a diploma in outwitting cats in his arsenal, Jerry attempts to teach a younger mouse who keeps finding other means to achieve the tasks he is given."

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio

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"Active from 1929 to 1957, MGM produced some of the most well-known and well-liked cartoons syndicated all over the world, featuring characters such as Barney Bear, Droopy, and the now-iconic Tom and Jerry. MGM's first foray into animation was thr..."

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..."

Oskar Fischinger

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"Oskar Fischinger was a German-American painter, filmmaker and abstract animator. He invented several tools and techniques for special effects. While personally producing a vast amount of abstract fine art and film, he also collaborated with pioneer f..."

Pete Alvarado

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"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..."

Pinto Colvig

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"Vance DeBar “Pinto” Colvig was born in Jacksonville, Oregon, Colvig is probably best known as the voice of Disney's Goofy and the original Bozo the Clown, a part he played for a full decade beginning in 1946.[1] He also provided the voice for Pra..."

Raymond “Ray” Patterson

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"Ray Patterson was an Emmy nominated animator, cartoon director, producer, most noted for his work in the 40's during the “golden age” of animation on the legendary Tom and Jerry cartoon series, as well as animating with 

Richard “Dick” Lundy

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"Dick Lundy was an animator and director, associated with several studios, including Disney, MGM and

Rudy Ising

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"Ising began his animation career first working for Walt Disney, and was the lifelong business partner of Hugh Harman, producing Oscar-win..."

Scott Bradley

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"Scott Bradley was a film composer who wrote acclaimed music for many memorable cartoons during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. He is best known for his work at MGM, scoring the..."

Swing Shift Cinderella

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To Spring

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Producer(s): Harman and Ising

Ub Iwerks Studio

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"Ub Iwerks Studio was a short lived animation studio in the 1930s.  Ub Iwerks, one of the closest partners of Walt Disney in the 1920s, decided to open his own animation studio after he was offered financial support from Pat Powers. Flip the Frog was..."

William C. (Bill) Nolan

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"Nolan was a innovative film animator and director during the early days of sound animation, working mostly with Walter Lantz and J.R. Bra..."

William Hanna

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"William Hanna was a seven-time Oscar winning animation legend, who along with partner Joseph Barbera created hundreds of the most memorable cartoon characters and shorts. These characters incl..."