Warren Foster (October 24, 1904 – December 13, 1971) was an American
writer, cartoonist and composer for the animation division of Warner
Brothers and later with Hanna-Barbera.
1 Early life
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, joining
ASCAP in 1956.
Foster's long career with
Warner Brothers began in 1938 as a writer on
Porky Pig short,
Porky in Wackyland
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
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 in 1946,
Catty Cornered featuring
Sylvester the Cat
Sylvester the Cat in 1953 and
Bugs and Thugs
Bugs and Thugs featuring
Bugs Bunny in 1954.
His career took an upward turn in 1959 at Hanna-Barbera, where he
spent 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
Loopy De Loop
Loopy De Loop and The Flintstones, including his final work
on the feature-length
The Man Called Flintstone
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,
Iwao Takamoto (2009). Iwao Takamoto: My Life with a Thousand
Characters. University Press of Mississippi. p. 97.
Warren Foster on IMDb
Warren Foster at Find a Grave
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