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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
, and DePatie-Freleng Enterprises where he co-created The Pink Panther .


* 1 Early life and career * 2 Awards * 3 References * 4 External links


Born in Seattle
and raised in the Bronx
by his widowed mother Mabel, Pratt graduated from the Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
in Brooklyn
. He became an artist at Walt Disney Studios in 1933 before joining Warner Bros. Cartoons after the Disney strike in 1941. There he served as a layout artist providing background layouts and character poses from 1945 to the early 1960s. Working closely with director Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
, Pratt's Warner Bros. resume includes the Oscar -winning cartoons Tweetie Pie , which introduced the duo of Sylvester and Tweety , Speedy Gonzales , where Freleng and Pratt redesigned the character into his modern incarnation, and Birds Anonymous . Pratt directed Señorella and the Glass Huarache , a Looney Tune released in 1964 after the studio closed its animation division.

Pratt briefly worked at the Hanna-Barbera
studio with Freleng before the two moved to DePatie-Freleng Enterprises . They created the Pink Panther character for the animated title sequence of the 1963 feature film of the same name; though, Pratt is often solely credited for the character's creation. While there, he directed (or co-directed) all episodes of The Pink Panther Show . Pratt's directorial effort in the 1966 short The Pink Blueprint won him an Oscar nomination. His other directorial works also include three Roland and Rattfink shorts, The Super 6 , and three Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss
television specials : The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss
on the Loose , and The Lorax . Pratt also served as associate director and animator of the 1964 film The Incredible Mr. Limpet . Hawley Pratt's last design credit was on 1990s Jetsons: The Movie .

Pratt's skills also had him illustrating several Little Golden Books and Big Golden Books.


* Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film 1967 (nominated) * Golden Award 1992


* ^ U.S. Census, 1920 * ^ Los Angeles Times, March 7,