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Arthur Davis (animator)
ARTHUR "ART" DAVIS (June 14, 1905 – May 9, 2000) was an animator and a director for Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers
' Termite Terrace cartoon studio. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Later years * 3 Death * 4 External links CAREERDavis got his start at a young age at the New York studio of Max Fleischer, and is reputed to have been the first in-betweener in the animation industry. Another of his distinctions was that he tapped out the famous "bouncing ball " of the "Follow the Bouncing Ball" cartoons of the 1920s. While one of the Fleischer brothers played the ukulele, Davis would keep time with a wooden stick with a white thumbtack on the end, which was photographed and incorporated into the films as the actual moving ball. Later he was an animator for the Charles Mintz studio . While there, he helped create and develop Toby the Pup and Scrappy with fellow animators Dick Huemer and Sid Marcus
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Hanna-Barbera Productions
HANNA-BARBERA PRODUCTIONS, INC. (simply known as HANNA-BARBERA and also referred to as H-B ENTERPRISES, H-B PRODUCTION COMPANY and HANNA-BARBERA CARTOONS, INC.) was an American animation studio that dominated American television animation for over three decades in the mid 20th century. It was founded in 1957 by former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
animation directors William Hanna
William Hanna
and Joseph Barbera (creators of Tom and Jerry ) and live-action director George Sidney in partnership with Screen Gems , a TV unit of Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
. In late 1966, it was sold to Taft Broadcasting
Taft Broadcasting
and spent two decades as its subsidiary. It is officially considered the very first major animation studio to successfully produce cartoons exclusively for television
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Walter Lantz Productions
WALTER LANTZ PRODUCTIONS was an American animation studio. It was in operation from 1929 to 1972, and was the principal supplier of animation for Universal Studios , now part of the media conglomerate NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
, owned by Comcast
Comcast
. Nowadays the company exists in name only as a subsidiary of Universal Animation
Animation
Studios , handling the rights to the studio's characters and films. The studio was formed originally as UNIVERSAL STUDIO CARTOONS on the initiative of Universal movie mogul Carl Laemmle
Carl Laemmle
, who was tired of the continuous company politics he was dealing with concerning contracting cartoons to outside animation studios. Walter Lantz
Walter Lantz
, who was Laemmle's part-time chauffeur and a veteran of the John R
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Budget
A BUDGET is a financial plan for a defined period of time. It may also include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows. It expresses strategic plans of business units, and an organization , activities or events in measurable terms. A budget is the sum of money allocated for a particular purpose and the summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them. Brooklyn Museum - Comme Sisyphe - Honoré Daumier CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Purpose * 3 Corporate * 4 Event management * 5 Government
Government
* 5.1 United Kingdom * 5.2 United States * 5.3 India * 5.4 Philippines * 6 Personal or family * 7 Types * 8 References * 9 External links ETYMOLOGYA budget (derived from old French word bougette, purse) is a quantified financial plan for a forthcoming accounting period
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The Pink Panther (character)
PINK PANTHER is a fictional animated character who appeared in the opening and closing credit sequences of every film in the Pink Panther series except for A Shot in the Dark and Inspector Clouseau
Inspector Clouseau
. In the storyline of the original film, "the Pink Panther" was the name of a valuable pink diamond; in the credits this was translated to an animated pink panther . The character's popularity spawned a spin-off franchise of theatrical shorts , merchandise, a comic book , and television cartoons. He starred in 124 short films, 10 television shows and three prime time specials. The character is closely associated with "The Pink Panther Theme ", composed by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini

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Yonkers, New York
Coordinates : 40°56′29″N 73°51′52″W / 40.94139°N 73.86444°W / 40.94139; -73.86444 YONKERS, NEW YORK City Corporation of the City of Yonkers View of Yonkers from the New Jersey Palisades in 2013 Flag Seal Nickname(s): The Central City, The City of Gracious Living, The City of Seven Hills, The City with Vision, The Sixth Borough , The Terrace City Location in Westchester County and the State of New York Coordinates: 40°56′29″N 73°51′52″W / 40.94139°N
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Cal Howard
CAL HOWARD (July 24, 1911 – September 10, 1993) was an American cartoon story artist, animator and director mostly remembered for his work at Walter Lantz and Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
". He was also the voice actor of Gabby Goat . CAREERIn late 1920, Howard became a story man and animator for Walter Lantz, then Walt Disney
Walt Disney
in 1929. During his career, he worked for several pioneer animators besides Lantz and Disney, including Max Fleischer and Ub Iwerks
Ub Iwerks
. From 1930 to 1933, Howard serves as a story man for Iwerks and then Lantz. In 1938, Howard left Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
with his friend Tedd Pierce to work for Max Fleischer's studio in Miami. In the 1940s, Howard moved to a different studio. He left Fleischer for Screen Gems
Screen Gems

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Ken Harris
KARYL ROSS "KEN" HARRIS (July 31, 1898 – March 24, 1982) was an American animator best known for his work at Warner Bros. Cartoons under the supervision of director Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
. He is widely considered to be one of the most talented animators in the Golden age of American animation . CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Awards * 3 References * 4 External links LIFE AND CAREER Ken Harris
Ken Harris
was born in Tulare Co. California . His first job as an artist was for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner , where he worked from 1927 to around 1930, when he joined the ill-fated Romer Grey studio. Harris finally ended up at Leon Schlesinger Productions under the Friz Freleng unit. This lasted for a short while as he was relocated into the Frank Tashlin unit. Eventually, Tashlin left and the unit was taken over by Chuck Jones
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Cal Dalton
CAL DALTON (1908–1974) was an animator and cartoon director at Warner Bros. Cartoons
Warner Bros. Cartoons
. WORKDalton's first commercial animation work was on an animated short version of The Wizard of Oz that was produced by Ted Eshbaugh 's independent animation studio in 1933. Afterwards, Dalton left to work at Leon Schlesinger Productions , with his first project being 1934's Viva Buddy . Altogether, Dalton worked on 33 Warner Bros. cartoons as part of their animation department. In 1938, following Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
's departure, Dalton was promoted to director; for unknown reasons though he was never allowed to be sole director, and shared his duties initially with Cal Howard , and then Ben Hardaway
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Dick Huemer
DICK HUEMER (January 2, 1898 in New York City , New York – November 30, 1979 in Burbank, California ) was an animator in the Golden Age of Animation . CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Awards and accomplishments * 3 Filmography * 3.1 Director * 3.2 Writer * 3.2.1 Features * 3.2.2 TV shows (some dates uncertain) * 3.2.3 Cartoons * 3.3 Animator * 4 Miscellaneous at Disney\'s * 4.1 Books * 4.2 Newspaper features * 4.3 Phonograph records * 5 References * 6 Sources * 7 External links CAREERWhile as an artist-illustrator living in The Bronx, New York , Huemer first began his career in animation at the Raoul Barré cartoon studio in 1916. He joined the Fleischer Studio in 1923 where he developed the Koko the Clown character. Later he moved to Hollywood and worked as an animator and director for the Charles Mintz studio
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IMDb
IMDB, formerly known as INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE, is an online database of information related to films, television programs and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews, operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon . As of December 2017 , IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database, as well as 83 million registered users. The site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Users with a proven track record of submitting factual data are given instant approval for minor additions such as filming locations. However, image, name, character name, plot summaries, and title changes are screened before publication, and usually take between 24–72 hours to appear
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Charles B. Mintz
CHARLES BEAR MINTZ (November 5, 1889 – December 30, 1939) was an American film producer and distributor, who assumed control over Margaret J. Winkler 's Winkler Pictures after marrying her in 1924; the couple would have two children, Katherine and William. Between 1925 and 1939, Mintz produced over 370 cartoon shorts. CAREERCharles Mintz was unhappy with the production costs on Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks 's Alice Comedies , and asked the two to develop a new character. The result was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit , the first animated character for Universal Pictures . In February 1928, when the character proved more successful than expected, Mintz hired away all of Disney's animators except Iwerks, who refused to leave Disney, and moved the production of the Oswald cartoons to his new Winkler Studio, along with Margaret Winkler's brother, George
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Bouncing Ball (music)
The BOUNCING BALL is a device used in video recordings to visually indicate the rhythm of a song , helping audiences to sing along with live or prerecorded music. As the song's lyrics are displayed on the screen, an animated ball bounces across the top of the words, landing on each syllable when it is to be sung. The bouncing ball is mainly used for English language songs in video recordings; however, in Japan, a similar device is used where the text changes color as it is sung, just like in karaoke . HISTORYThe bouncing ball technique was invented by Max Fleischer
Max Fleischer
originally for the " Ko-Ko " Song
Song
Car-Tunes (1924–1927) and revised in 1929 as Screen Songs (1929–1938) for Paramount. It was introduced in March 1924 with the film Come Take a Trip in my Airship
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Warner Brothers
WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (colloquially known as WARNER BROS. and WARNER BROS. PICTURES and for a time trading as WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES, INC. ) is an American entertainment company that is a division of Time Warner
Time Warner
and is headquartered in Burbank, California
Burbank, California
. It is one of the "Big Six" major American film studios. Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Founding * 1.2 1925–1935: Sound, color, style * 1.3 1930–1935: Pre-code realistic period * 1.4 Code era * 1.5 Warner\'s cartoons * 1.6 World War II
World War II
* 1.7 After World War II: changing hands * 1.8 Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Records
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Animator
An ANIMATOR is an artist who creates multiple images, known as frames, which give an illusion of movement called animation when displayed in rapid sequence. Animators can work in a variety of fields including film , television, and video games . Animation is closely related to filmmaking and like filmmaking is extremely labor-intensive, which means that most significant works require the collaboration of several animators. The methods of creating the images or frames for an animation piece depends on the animators' artistic styles and their field. Other artists who contribute to animated cartoons , but who are NOT animators, include layout artists (who design the backgrounds, lighting, and camera angles), storyboard artists (who draw panels of the action from the script), and background artists (who paint the "scenery")
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Film Director
A FILM DIRECTOR is a person who directs the making of a film . A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision . The director has a key role in choosing the cast members , production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union
European Union
law, the director is viewed as the author of the film. The film director gives direction to the cast and crew and creates an overall vision through which a film eventually becomes realized, or noticed. Directors need to be able to mediate differences in creative visions and stay within the boundaries of the film's budget . There are many pathways to becoming a film director. Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers , film editors or actors. Other film directors have attended a film school. Directors use different approaches
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