Jim Davis was born on July 28, 1945 in Marion, Indiana. The reason I chose this character is because he is a amazing person, and he created one of my favorite cartoons Garfield. He went to Balol State College to study about animation, and then he went to work for the creator of TUMBLEWEEDS, tom Ryan. One of the reasons Jim Davis is such a iconic animator because he was nominated for 10 Emmy Awrads, and he won four of them. Jim Davis also founded a company called PAWS INC, to manage the one and only cat Garfield.
Jim Davis is a iconic animator because he created a amzing character that has been in newspapers for over 30 years, this character is obiously Garfield. Not many peple know this but before he created Garfield he created the GNORM GNAT, a bug that didn't last for very long, but then Jim Davis created Garfield. Garfield first premiered on 41 newspapers in 1978. Jim Davis also made movies such as The Movie (‘04), and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (‘06). Davis also wrote the original screenplays and executive produced three animated features for DVD: Garfield Gets Real (‘07), Garfield’s Fun Fest (‘08), and Garfield’s Pet Force (‘09). Also in 2009. “The Garfield Show” made its debut on Cartoon Network.Again not many people know this but he also created MR. POTATO HEAD. He was awarded the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Good Steward and Special Projects Award, and the Indiana Wildlife Federation's’ Conservationist of the Year Award.
Born in 1945
Went to work for Tom Ryan from late 60's to 70's.
Created Gnorm Gnat in 1973.
Created Garfield and it debuted in 1978.
In 1981 founded Paws inc.
Garfield and Friends ran on CBS from 84-88.
Won awards such as Emmys,the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Good Steward, and Special Projects Award, and the Indiana Wildlife Federation's’ Conservationist of the Year Award.
Made movies like: Garfield: The Movie in(04)
A tail of two kitties(06)
He also wrote animated features such as Garfield Gets Real (07)