David H. DePatie

Biography: David DePatie began his cartoon coureer in early 1960s when Warner Bros. closed down it's cartoon studio and teamed up with Friz Freleng. They opened their animation studio called DePatie-Freleng. They made commercials, and several Looney Tunes for Warner Bros., but their success came in 1964 when Blake Edwards needed an animated opening sequence for his comedy The Pink Panther, and DePatie-Freleng agreed to do it. Their animated sequence turned out to be better than the film, and United Artist agreed to release several theatrical Pink Panther shorts for theater. Their first short, The Pink Phink, won an Oscar , and became the first studio to win an Oscar on their first release. The similar thing happened again when DePatie and Freleng made a another opening sequence for another Edwards' comedy A Shot in the Dark, which featured an animated Clouseau. They ended up making 34 six minutes The Inspector shorts for theaters. In 1966, they made their first Television series Super 6David DePatie began his cartoon coureer in early 1960s when Warner Bros. closed down it's cartoon studio and teamed up with Friz Freleng. They opened their animation studio called DePatie-Freleng. They made commercials, and several Looney Tunes for Warner Bros., but their success came in 1964 when Blake Edwards needed an animated opening sequence for his comedy The Pink Panther, and DePatie-Freleng agreed to do it. Their animated sequence turned out to be better than the film, and United Artist agreed to release several theatrical Pink Panther shorts for theater. Their first short, The Pink Phink, won an Oscar , and became the first studio to win an Oscar on their first release. The similar thing happened again when DePatie and Freleng made a another opening sequence for another Edwards' comedy A Shot in the Dark, which featured an animated Clouseau. They ended up making 34 six minutes The Inspector shorts for theaters. In 1966, they made their first Television series Super 6 for NBC, and several more televison shows followed like Here Comes the Grump and so on. In 1968, they created Roland and Rattfink for theaters, then The Ant and the Aardvark, then more theatrical series followed: Tijuana Toads (was renamed Texas Toads for television, probably to avoid Mexican stereotypes), The Blue Racer, The Dogfather, and their last theatrical series, Hoot Kloot. The rest is history. Expand

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tbd The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show: Season 1 Sep 13, 1986 Producer tbd
tbd The Pink Panther: Season 4 Oct 21, 1978 Producer tbd
tbd The Pink Panther: Season 3 May 29, 1969 Producer tbd
tbd The Pink Panther: Season 1 Dec 18, 1964 Producer 9.0
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 20 Aug 29, 1953 Producer tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 19 Sep 16, 1949 Producer tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 27 Jun 6, 1947 Producer tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 9 Jan 1, 1938 Producer tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 10 Apr 17, 1937 Producer tbd
tbd The Pink Panther: Season 2 Dec 18, 1964 Producer tbd
tbd The Pink Panther: Season 5 Dec 18, 1964 Producer tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 47 Apr 19, 1929 Producer tbd