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Chuck Jones is the creator of Loony Tunes and Merrie
Melodies cartoons. He was born in Spokane, WA.on September 21 1912. He
married Dorothy Webster on January 31,1935. In 1978 his wife Dorothy
died. Three years later he married Marrian Dern, the writer of the
comic strip "Rick O'
Charles Schultz was born on November 6, 1922 in St. Paul, Minnesota. His fascination with cartoons began as a child when he was reading comic strips with his father. He enrolled in a correspondence course in art (to learn how to draw better). Then in 1943 he was drafted into the Army and sent to Europe during World War II.
After the Army he landed his first job in cartooning at Timeless Topix, which was a Catholic comic magazine. Charles took a second job, teaching art instruction. The characters Charlie Brown, Linus, and Freida were developed there.
Now his cartoons are in newspapers like the ones he read when he was a boy, and have also gone on to become memorable television shows. They are called Peanuts, and they are in over 2,600 news papers worldwide! He was honored by the National Cartoonists Society with a lifetime achievement award in 1999.
Bill Melendez teamed up with him
and created the animated specials A
Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie
Brown's All Stars,
and It's a Great Big
Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. From all that he did, he got added
to the Cartoonist Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, he died at age 77, on
February 12, 2000. Although he died, he will not be forgotten.
Walt Disney's company started in the 1920's. In 1888 Elian Disney married Flora Call. These people were to be Walt's parents. Walter Elias Disney was born in 1901. Walter had three brothers, and one sister. Their names were Herbert born in 1888, Raymond born in 1890, Roy born in 1893, and Ruth who was born in 1903. He spent most of his childhood living in Marceline, Missouri.
The family didn't have a lot of money, but Walt loved outdoor, rural life. To make extra money he sold drawings to neighbors.
In 1918 he went to the military, but got rejected because of his age. Instead he volunteered for the Red Cross.
Later he started a small company called Laugh-o-grams which eventually fell bankrupt. After this he went to Hollywood and started his own company called the Walt Disney company. He married one of his first employees, Lillian Bounds. They had two daughters named Diane and Sharon. In 1932 the cartoon Flowers and Trees ( the first color cartoon) won him his studio's first Academy Awards. Many other cartoons followed, and he branched out into full-length movie cartoons. The studio also started into television and became an important of Sunday night TV for earlier generations.
Walt Disney died on December 15, 1966.