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WARREN FOSTER (October 24, 1904 – December 13, 1971) was an American writer, cartoonist and composer for the animation division of Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers
and later with Hanna-Barbera


* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Death * 4 References * 5 External links


He was born in Brooklyn, New York to Marion B. Foster and Charles C. Foster. Foster was educated at Brooklyn
Technical High School and later at the Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
, joining ASCAP
in 1956.


Foster's long career with Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers
began in 1938 as a writer on the Porky Pig short, Porky in Wackyland and ended nearly 171 cartoons later in 1958 after finishing his work on the Tweety Pie short, Tweet Dreams. He was the composer of Tweety's theme song, I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat .

He worked, sometimes uncredited, on cartoons considered among the greatest ever, including Porky in Wackyland , Book Revue , The Great Piggy Bank Robbery and Daffy Doodles , the latter three featuring Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
in 1946, Catty Cornered featuring Sylvester the Cat
Sylvester the Cat
in 1953 and Bugs and Thugs
Bugs and Thugs
featuring Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
in 1954.

His career took a turn in 1959 at Hanna-Barbera
where he would spend the next seven years as a writer on a number of notable animated programs beginning with The Huckleberry Hound Show . He contributed to the comedy, plot and character development of shows such as The Yogi Bear Show , Loopy De Loop and The Flintstones
The Flintstones
, including his final work on the feature-length The Man Called Flintstone in 1966.

Iwao Takamoto said of Foster's work on The Flintstones: "I believe his influence was one of the key factors for its success".

Foster is credited with the controversial banned cartoon Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs.


Warren Foster died on December 13, 1971 in San Clemente, California . His burial is located at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest, California.


* ^ Iwao Takamoto (2009). Iwao Takamoto: My Life with a Thousand Characters. University Press of Mississippi. p. 97. ISBN 1604731931 . * ^