Isadore  "Friz" Freleng

By: Madison Herrmann

Introduction

I have chosen this animator because Freleng has created/ animated one of my favorite television shows growing up, 'The Pink Panther' and 'Looney Tunes'.   

Biography

 

On August 21, 1906, Friz Freleng was born. When he became the age of 17, he had started working for the United Film Advancement Services. He later quit his job and worked for Disney Studios. His first credited animation was the "Alice" series in 1927. Then in 1928, Freleng did some more animations for Robert Winkler Productions. In 1929, he worked on Bosko the Tall-Ink Kid under the Warner Brothers. The time when he worked for them was when he became famous, and produced many of the cartoons we now love today like 'The Pink Phink', 'Knight Knight Bugs', 'Speedy Gonzales', 'Tweetie Pie', and 'Birds Anonymous', and won Oscars for each in the late fourties and fifties. He also contributed to the Looney Toons in the eighties as well. Unfourtunately, due to natural causes, Friz Freleng had passed away on May 26, 1995.