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John W. Burton (film Producer)
JOHN W. BURTON (August 18, 1906 – June 1, 1978) was an American cinematographer and producer best known for his work at Warner Bros. Cartoons . Burton was born on August 18, 1906, in Rockford, Illinois
Rockford, Illinois
. He was employed in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
at Leon Schlesinger
Leon Schlesinger
Productions, which made the Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
and Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
series of cartoons for Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
, as a cameraman, technician and general troubleshooter. In 1944, after Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
bought out Schlesinger and the studio was renamed Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Cartoons, Burton was promoted to production manager. In 1958, after Eddie Selzer retired, he was promoted to producer
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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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Pacific Title & Art Studio
PACIFIC TITLE "> * ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/2007/03/29/safeguard-sale-idUSWNAS514320070329 * ^ http://variety.com/2009/digital/markets-festivals/pacific-title-art-studio-to-be-liquidated-1118004696/ * ^ http://variety.com/2009/digital/news/pacific-title-art-studio-to-be-liquidated-1118004696/ * ^
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Abe Levitow
ABRAHAM "ABE" LEVITOW (July 2, 1922 – May 8, 1975) was an American animator who worked at Warner Bros. Cartoons
Warner Bros. Cartoons
, UPA and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(MGM). Levitow was born in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
. He began working as an in-betweener at Warner Brothers Studios in 1940. Levitow briefly left Warner Brothers when he was drafted during World War II
World War II
, returning in 1945. He first received animation credit in 1953 while working under the direction of Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
. He worked steadily for Jones over the remainder of the 1950s, and directed several cartoons for release in 1959, including the Pepé Le Pew
Pepé Le Pew
cartoon "Really Scent". While working under Jones, he made characters' joints more angular than most other animators
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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 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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Academy Award
Spotlight BEST PICTUREMoonlight The ACADEMY AWARDS, now known officially as THE OSCARS, is a set of twenty-four awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel , are overseen by AMPAS. The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online. The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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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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Rod Scribner
RODERICK H. "ROD" SCRIBNER (October 10, 1910 – December 21, 1976) was an American animator best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
series of cartoons from Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
His animation was one of the wildest things ever seen on screen during The Golden Age of American animation . He started as an animator for Ben Hardaway and Cal Dalton in 1938. In 1940, he joined Tex Avery 's unit and worked with Robert McKimson , Charles McKimson , and Virgil Ross . In late 1941, after Tex Avery left, he was replaced as the unit director by Bob Clampett . Scribner turned out to be arguably Clampett's best animator
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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
------------------------- CSA Los Angeles-Long Beach MSA Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim PUEBLO September 4, 1781 CITY STATUS May 23, 1835 INCORPORATED April 4, 1850 NAMED FOR Our Lady, Queen of the Angels GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor-Council-Commission • BODY Los Angeles City Council
Los Angeles City Council
• MAYOR Eric Garcetti
Eric Garcetti
• CITY ATTORNEY Mike Feuer
Mike Feuer
• CITY CONTROLLER Ron Galperin AREA • CITY 502.76 sq mi (1,302.15 km2) • LAND 468.74 sq mi (1,214.03 km2) • WATER 34.02 sq mi (88.12 km2) 6.7% ELEVATION 305 ft (93 m) HIGHEST ELEVATION 5,074 ft (1,547 m) LOWEST ELEVATION 0 ft (0 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • CITY 3,792,621 • ESTIMATE (2016) 3,976,322 • RANK 1st , California 2nd, U.S
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Rockford, Illinois
ROCKFORD is the third largest city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Illinois
Illinois
, the 171st most populous city in the United States
United States
, the largest city in Illinois
Illinois
outside of the Chicago metropolitan area , and the city of the 148th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. It is the county seat of Winnebago County and is located on both banks of the Rock River in far northern Illinois
Illinois
. According to 2010 census data , the City of Rockford had a population of 152,871, with an outlying metropolitan area population of 348,360, which was estimated to have decreased to 150,251 and 344,623, respectively, by July 2013. Settled between 1834 and 1835, Rockford was strategically positioned between Chicago
Chicago
and Galena and thus became suitable for industrial development
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Hawley Pratt
HAWLEY PRATT (June 9, 1911 – March 2, 1999) was an American film director , animator , and illustrator . He is best known for his work during the heyday of Warner Bros. Cartoons
Warner Bros. Cartoons
and as the right-hand man of director Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
as a layout artist and later as a director. Pratt also worked for Walt Disney Studios , Filmation
Filmation
, and DePatie-Freleng Enterprises where he co-created The Pink Panther . CONTENTS * 1 Early life and career * 2 Awards * 3 References * 4 External links EARLY LIFE AND CAREERBorn in Seattle
Seattle
and raised in the Bronx
Bronx
by his widowed mother Mabel, Pratt graduated from the Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
in Brooklyn
Brooklyn

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Virgil Ross
VIRGIL WALTER ROSS (August 8, 1907 – May 15, 1996) was an American artist, cartoonist, and animator best known for his work on the Warner Bros. animated shorts. CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Cartooning and animation * 3 Awards * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY YEARS Virgil Ross (as he was usually known) spent his early years in New York state and in Michigan
Michigan
, but his family moved to Long Beach , California
California
, when he was in his late teens. This state was to be his primary home for the rest of his life. CARTOONING AND ANIMATIONHis introduction to cartooning was in high-school, where he took a class in that art form. Early work was done for Charles B. Mintz (later Screen Gems
Screen Gems
), Ub Iwerks
Ub Iwerks
studio, and then on to Walter Lantz , where he began animation work
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Warner Bros.
WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (formerly WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES, INC.) is an American entertainment company that is a division of 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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Hugh Harman
HUGH HARMAN (August 31, 1903 – November 25, 1982) and RUDOLF CARL "RUDY" ISING (August 7, 1903 – July 18, 1992) were an American animation team best known for founding the Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
animation studios. They are particularly celebrated for Harman's 1939 antiwar MGM cartoon Peace on Earth and Ising won an Oscar for the MGM cartoon The Milky Way in 1940. CONTENTS * 1 Early history * 2 Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
and Van Beuren * 3 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
* 4 Later career and legacy * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY HISTORY Harman and Ising first worked in animation in the early 1920s at Walt Disney 's studio in Kansas City
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William L. Hendricks
WILLIAM L. HENDRICKS (May 3, 1904 – March 29, 1992) was a former USMCR Colonel who was the key figure in setting up the "Toys for Tots " program. Aside from his USMCR career he also worked in the film industry for many years, initially as a documentary producer for the United States Army , then as a production executive at Warner Bros. , where he eventually became the final producer of the Looney Tunes series. In 1947 Hendricks, then a Major in the USMCR, was asked by his wife Diane to donate some toys (including ones she had made herself) to an organization that gave out toys to needy children. However, his research found that no such organisation existed, and he resolved to start one himself. He led a toy collection in the Los Angeles area with several family and friends that eventually amassed some 5,000 toys
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