FRIZ FRELENG Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Name: Friz Freleng                                                               
Born: 21 August 1906                                                             
Died: 26 May 1995                                                               
Isadore "Friz" Freleng (August 21, 1906 – May 26, 1995) was an animator,       
cartoonist, director, and producer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes   
and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. He introduced and/or   
developed several of the studio's biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig,
Tweety Bird, Sylvester the cat, Yosemite Sam (to whom he was said to bear more   
than a passing resemblance) and Speedy Gonzales. The senior director at Warners' 
Termite Terrace studio, Freleng is also the most honored of the Warner directors,
having won four Academy Awards. After Warners shut down the animation studio in 
1963, Freleng and business partner David DePatie founded DePatie-Freleng         
Enterprises, which produced cartoons (notably The Pink Panther Show), feature   
film title sequences, and Saturday morning cartoons through the early 1980s.