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Friz Freleng (1906–1995)

Friz Freleng was born Isadore Freleng on August 21, 1906 in Kansas City, Missouri. With no formal training in drawing, his first job as an animator was with United Film Advancement Services in 1924 at the age of 17. The first work Friz is credited with was for Disney Studios where he worked as an animator on the "Alice" series in 1927. Friz then ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1984 Pink Panther and Sons (TV Series) (creative producer)
 1982 The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (TV Short) (producer)
 1981 Dennis the Menace in Mayday for Mother (TV Short) (producer)
 1981 Bugs Bunny: All American Hero (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1980 Daffy Duck's Easter Show (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 Daffy Flies North (TV Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1980 The Chocolate Chase (TV Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1980 The Yolks on You (TV Short) (producer - uncredited)
  ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes, 1973 - 1978) (executive producer - 2 episodes, 1977 - 1980)
- Where Do Teenagers Come From? (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Michel's Mixed-Up Musical Bird (1978) ... (producer)
- My Mom's Having a Baby (1977) ... (executive producer)
 1980 Pink Panther in the Olym-pinks (TV Short) (producer)
 1980 Supermarket Pink (Short) (producer)
 1979-1980 Spider-Woman (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- A Deadly Dream (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Return of the Spider-Queen (1979) ... (executive producer)
- A Crime in Time (1979) ... (executive producer)
- The Great Magini (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Invasion from the Black Hole (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1979 Fright Before Christmas (TV Short) (producer)
 1979 Pink Suds (Short) (producer)
 1979 Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (TV Movie) (producer: "Bugs Bunny" sequences)
 1979 Doctor Pink (Short) (producer)
 1979 Spark Plug Pink (Short) (producer)
 1979 Pink Pull (Short) (producer)
 1979 Pink in the Woods (Short) (producer)
 1979 String Along in Pink (Short) (producer)
 1979 Pink Quackers (Short) (producer)
 1979 Toro Pink (Short) (producer)
 1979 Pink Breakfast (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink Z-Z-Z (Short) (producer)
 1978 Star Pink (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink Bananas (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pinktails for Two (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink in the Drink (Short) (producer)
 1978 The Fantastic Four (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Blastaar, the Living Bomb Burst (1978) ... (producer)
- Calamity on the Campus (1978) ... (producer)
- The Frightful Four (1978) ... (producer)
- The Diamond of Doom (1978) ... (producer)
- The Impossible Man (1978) ... (producer)
 1978 Pet Pink Pebbles (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink Press (Short) (producer)
 1978 The Pink of Bagdad (Short) (producer)
 1978 A Pink Christmas (TV Short) (producer)
 1978 Pinkologist (Short) (producer)
 1978 Yankee Doodle Pink (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink and Shovel (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink S.W.A.T. (Short) (producer)
 1978 Cat and the Pinkstalk (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink Daddy (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink Lightning (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink U.F.O. (Short) (producer)
 1978 Dietetic Pink (Short) (producer)
 1978 Sprinkle Me Pink (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink Lemonade (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink Trumpet (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink Arcade (Short) (producer)
 1978 Pink Pictures (Short) (producer)
 1978 Crane Brained (Short) (producer)
 1978 Life with Feather (Short) (producer)
 1978 The All New Pink Panther Show (TV Series) (producer)
 1978 To Catch a Halibut (Short) (producer)
 1977 What's New, Mr. Magoo? (TV Series) (producer - 16 episodes)
- Rip Van Magoo/Secret Agent Magoo (1977) ... (producer)
- Magoo's Driving Test/Shutterbug Magoo (1977) ... (producer)
- Jungle Man Magoo/Millionaire Magoo (1977) ... (producer)
- McBarker the Wonder Dog/Spaceman Magoo (1977) ... (producer)
- Miniature Magoo/Roamin' Magoo (1977) ... (producer)
 1977 Baggy Pants & the Nitwits (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Beach Fun/Ratman! (1977) ... (producer)
- The Frog/The Hole Thing! (1977) ... (producer)
- Horse Laff/Chicken Lady (1977) ... (producer)
- A Haunting Experience/Genie Meanie (1977) ... (producer)
 1977 Halloween Is Grinch Night (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1977 ABC Nutrition Spots (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1977 Bugs Bunny's Easter Special (TV Special) (producer - uncredited)
 1977 Therapeutic Pink (Short) (producer)
 1976 Mama (Short) (producer)
 1976 Sweat Hog Shark (Short) (producer)
 1976 Rocky Pink (Short) (producer)
 1976 Sherlock Pink (Short) (producer)
 1976 Pinky Doodle (Short) (producer)
 1976 Medicur (Short) (producer)
 1976 Pink Piper (Short) (producer)
 1976 The Pink Pro (Short) (producer)
 1976 The Pink of Arabee (Short) (producer)
 1976 Mystic Pink (Short) (producer)
 1975 Bobolink Pink (Short) (producer)
 1975 It's Pink, But Is It Mink? (Short) (producer)
 1975 Pink Campaign (Short) (producer)
 1975 The Scarlet Pinkernel (Short) (producer)
 1975 The Tiny Tree (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1975 Return to the Planet of the Apes (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- River of Flames (1975) ... (producer)
- Terror on Ice Mountain (1975) ... (producer)
- Battle of the Titans (1975) ... (producer)
- Mission of Mercy (1975) ... (producer)
- Invasion of the Underdwellers (1975) ... (producer)
 1975 Keep Our Forests Pink (Short) (producer)
 1975 Rockhounds (Short) (producer)
 1975 Pink Elephant (Short) (producer)
 1975 The Oddball Couple (TV Series) (producer)
 1975 Goldilox & the Three Hoods (Short) (producer)
 1975 Forty Pink Winks (Short) (producer)
 1975 Pink Plasma (Short) (producer)
 1975 Salmon Pink (Short) (producer)
 1975 Pink Streaker (Short) (producer)
 1975 Pink Da Vinci (Short) (producer)
 1975 Eagle Beagles (Short) (producer)
 1975 From Nags to Riches (Short) (producer)
 1975 Haunting Dog (Short) (producer)
 1975 M-o-n-e-y Spells Love (Short) (producer)
 1975 Rock-a-Bye Maybe (Short) (producer)
 1975 Saltwater Tuffy (Short) (producer)
 1975 Watch the Birdie (Short) (producer)
 1975 The Hoober-Bloob Highway (TV Movie) (producer)
 1974 Bows and Errors (Short) (producer)
 1974 Deviled Yeggs (Short) (producer)
 1974 Mother Dogfather (Short) (producer)
 1974 The Big House Ain't a Home (Short) (producer)
 1974 Heist and Seek (Short) (producer)
 1974 The Goose That Laid a Golden Egg (Short) (producer)
 1974 The Dogfather (Short) (producer)
 1974 Trail of the Lonesome Pink (Short) (producer)
 1974 Mesa Trouble (Short) (producer)
 1974 Pink Aye (Short) (producer)
 1974 Saddle Soap Opera (Short) (producer)
 1974 Big Beef at the O.K. Corral (Short) (producer)
 1974 By Hoot or by Crook (Short) (producer)
 1974 Strange on the Range (Short) (producer)
 1974 The Badge and the Beautiful (Short) (producer)
 1974 As the Tumbleweed Turns (Short) (producer)
 1974 Clerow Wilson's Great Escape (TV Movie) (producer)
 1974 Little Boa Peep (Short) (producer)
 1974 Giddy Up Woe (Short) (producer)
 1974 Gold Struck (Short) (producer)
 1974 Phony Express (Short) (producer)
 1973 The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (TV Short) (producer)
 1973 Dr. Seuss on the Loose (TV Short) (producer)
 1973 Stirrups and Hiccups (Short) (producer)
 1973 Ten Miles to the Gallop (Short) (producer)
 1973 A Self-Winding Sidewinder (Short) (producer)
 1973 Pay Your Buffalo Bill (Short) (producer)
 1973 Bailey's Comets (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... (producer)
- Rahja and Out/Ghost of a Clue (1973) ... (producer)
 1973 Aches and Snakes (Short) (producer)
 1973 Snake Preview (Short) (producer)
 1973 Apache on the County Seat (Short) (producer)
 1973 The Shoe Must Go On (Short) (producer)
 1973 Fowl Play (Short) (producer)
 1973 Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow (Short) (producer)
 1973 Blue Aces Wild (Short) (producer)
 1973 Killarney Blarney (Short) (producer)
 1973 Wham and Eggs (Short) (producer)
 1973 The Boa Friend (Short) (producer)
 1973 Kloot's Kounty (Short) (producer)
 1973 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Luvcast U.S.A. (1973) ... (producer)
 1972 Blue Racer Blues (Short) (producer)
 1972 Yokahama Mama (Short) (producer)
 1972 Clerow Wilson and the Miracle of P.S. 14 (TV Movie) (producer)
 1972 The Barkleys (TV Series) (producer)
 1972 Camera Bug (Short) (producer)
 1972 Love and Hisses (Short) (producer)
 1972 Punch and Judo (Short) (producer)
 1972 Support Your Local Serpent (Short) (producer)
 1972 Hiss and Hers (Short) (producer)
 1972 Nippon Tuck (Short) (producer)
 1972 Flight to the Finish (Short) (producer)
 1972 Frog Jog (Short) (producer)
 1972 The Lorax (TV Short) (producer)
 1972 Pink 8 Ball (Short) (producer)
 1972 The Houndcats (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Misbehavin' Raven Mission (1972) ... (producer)
 1971 Goldilocks (TV Short) (producer)
 1971 Croakus Pocus (Short) (producer)
 1971 Serape Happy (Short) (producer)
 1971 Gong with the Pink (Short) (producer)
 1971 Pink-In (Short) (producer)
 1971 Psst Pink (Short) (producer)
 1971 The Pink Flea (Short) (producer)
 1971 Pink Pranks (Short) (producer)
 1971 Cattle Battle (Short) (producer)
 1971 Pink Tuba-Dore (Short) (producer)
 1971 Pink Blue Plate (Short) (producer)
 1971 A Fink in the Rink (Short) (producer)
 1971 A Fly in the Pink (Short) (producer)
 1971 A Leap in the Deep (Short) (producer)
 1971 Fastest Tongue in the West (Short) (producer)
 1971 The Egg and Ay-Yi-Yi! (Short) (producer)
 1971 From Bed to Worse (Short) (producer)
 1971 Mud Squad (Short) (producer)
 1971 Two Jumps and a Chump (Short) (producer)
 1971 The Cat in the Hat (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1971 Trick or Retreat (Short) (producer)
 1971 Snake in the Gracias (Short) (producer)
 1971 Rough Brunch (Short) (producer)
 1970 Don't Hustle an Ant with Muscle (Short) (producer)
 1970 Doctor Dolittle (TV Series) (producer - 9 episodes)
- A Hatful of Rabbit (1970) ... (producer)
- The Tomb of the Phoenix Bird (1970) ... (producer)
- The Near Sighted Bull (1970) ... (producer)
- High Flying Hippo (1970) ... (producer)
- The Bare Bear (1970) ... (producer)
 1970 A Dopey Hacienda (Short) (producer)
 1970 The Froze Nose Knows (Short) (producer)
 1970 Gem Dandy (Short) (producer)
 1970 Mumbo Jumbo (Short) (producer)
 1970 War and Pieces (Short) (producer)
 1970 Robin Goodhood (Short) (producer)
 1970 Bridgework (Short) (producer)
 1970 Never on Thirsty (Short) (producer)
 1970 The Foul Kin (Short) (producer)
 1970 Science Friction (Short) (producer)
 1970 A Taste of Money (Short) (producer)
 1970 Hop and Chop (Short) (producer)
 1970 Ants in the Pantry (Short) (producer)
 1970 Say Cheese, Please (Short) (producer)
 1970 Odd Ant Out (Short) (producer)
 1970 Goldilocks and the Three Bears (TV Movie) (producer)
 1970 The Froggy Froggy Duo (Short) (producer)
 1970 Scratch a Tiger (Short) (producer)
 1969 Go for Croak (Short) (producer)
 1969 Isle of Caprice (Short) (producer)
 1969 A Pair of Greenbacks (Short) (producer)
 1969 Dune Bug (Short) (producer)
 1969 A Pair of Sneakers (Short) (producer)
 1969 Here Comes the Grump (TV Series) (producer)
 1969 The Pink Panther Show (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Shocking Pink (1969) ... (producer)
- Pinkfinger (1969) ... (producer)
- Pink Ice (1969) ... (producer)
- Sink Pink (1969) ... (producer)
- We Give Pink Stamps (1969) ... (producer)
 1969 Never Bug an Ant (Short) (producer)
 1969 Tijuana Toads (Short) (producer)
 1969 Sweet and Sourdough (Short) (producer)
 1969 Technology, Phooey (Short) (producer)
 1969 Extinct Pink (Short) (producer)
 1969 The Deadwood Thunderball (Short) (producer)
 1969 Pink on the Cob (Short) (producer)
 1969 In the Pink of the Night (Short) (producer)
 1969 Carte Blanched (Short) (producer)
 1969 I've Got Ants in My Plans (Short) (producer)
 1969 Flying Feet (Short) (producer)
 1969 Slink Pink (Short) (producer)
 1969 The Ant from Uncle (Short) (producer)
 1969 Think Before You Pink (Short) (producer)
 1969 Hasty But Tasty (Short) (producer)
 1969 The Ant and the Aardvark (Short) (producer)
 1969 Pierre and Cottage Cheese (Short) (producer)
 1969 Pink Pest Control (Short) (producer)
 1969 Hurts and Flowers (Short) (producer)
 1969 French Freud (Short) (producer)
 1969 Pink-A-Rella (Short) (producer)
 1968 Pinkcome Tax (Short) (producer)
 1968 Hawks and Doves (Short) (producer)
 1968 The Pink Package Plot (Short) (producer)
 1968 Pink Is a Many Splintered Thing (Short) (producer)
 1968 Pink Sphinx (Short) (producer)
 1968 Tickled Pink (Short) (producer)
 1968 Little Beaux Pink (Short) (producer)
 1968 Pink in the Clink (Short) (producer)
 1968 Prehistoric Pink (Short) (producer)
 1968 The Pink Pill (Short) (producer)
 1968 La Feet's Defeat (Short) (producer)
 1968 Le Ball and Chain Gang (Short) (producer)
 1968 Pink Valiant (Short) (producer)
 1968 Le Great Dane Robbery (Short) (producer)
 1968 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink (Short) (producer)
 1968 Cherche le phantom (Short) (producer)
 1968 The Pink Quarterback (Short) (producer)
 1968 Lucky Pink (Short) (producer)
 1968 G.I. Pink (Short) (producer)
 1968 Bear De Guerre (Short) (producer)
 1968 Put-Put, Pink (Short) (producer)
 1968 Come on In! The Water's Pink (Short) (producer)
 1968 Transylvania Mania (Short) (producer)
 1968 Les Miserobots (Short) (producer)
 1968 Psychedelic Pink (Short) (producer)
 1968 Pinkadilly Circus (Short) (producer)
 1968 London Derrière (Short) (producer)
 1968 Sky Blue Pink (Short) (producer)
 1967 Pink Outs (Short) (producer)
 1967 The Hand Is Pinker Than the Eye (Short) (producer)
 1967 The Shooting of Caribou Lou (Short) (producer)
 1967 Prefabricated Pink (Short) (producer)
 1967 Congratulations It's Pink (Short) (producer)
 1967 Tour De Farce (Short) (producer)
 1967 Canadian Can-Can (Short) (producer)
 1967 Super President (TV Series) (producer)
 1967 Crow De Guerre (Short) (producer)
 1967 Pinto Pink (Short) (producer)
 1967 Le Cop on Le Rocks (Short) (producer)
 1967 Le Escape Goat (Short) (producer)
 1967 Pink Paradise (Short) (producer)
 1967 Jet Pink (Short) (producer)
 1967 Le Bowser Bagger (Short) (producer)
 1967 Le Pig-Al Patrol (Short) (producer)
 1967 Bomb Voyage (Short) (producer)
 1967 In the Pink (Short) (producer)
 1967 Le Quiet Squad (Short) (producer)
 1967 Pink of the Litter (Short) (producer)
 1967 Pink Posies (Short) (producer)
 1967 Sacré Bleu Cross (Short) (producer)
 1967 Daffy's Diner (Short) (producer)
 1967 Pink Panic (Short) (producer)
 1967 Pinknic (Short) (producer)
 1966 Toulouse La Trick (Short) (producer)
 1966 Rock a Bye Pinky (Short) (producer)
 1966 A Taste of Catnip (Short) (producer)
 1966 Unsafe and Seine (Short) (producer)
 1966 Sugar and Spies (Short) (producer)
 1966 That's No Lady, That's Notre Dame (Short) (producer)
 1966 Super Pink (Short) (producer)
 1966 Sicque! Sicque! Sicque! (Short) (producer)
 1966 Swing Ding Amigo (Short) (producer)
 1966 The Genie with the Light Pink Fur (Short) (producer)
 1966 The Super 6 (TV Series) (producer)
 1966 The Pique Poquette of Paris (Short) (producer)
 1966 Feather Finger (Short) (producer)
 1966 A Squeak in the Deep (Short) (producer)
 1966 Pink-A-Boo (Short) (producer)
 1966 Ape Suzette (Short) (producer)
 1966 Cock-a-Doodle Deux-Deux (Short) (producer)
 1966 Smile Pretty, Say Pink (Short) (producer)
 1966 Pink, Plunk, Plink (Short) (producer)
 1966 The Pink Blueprint (Short) (producer)
 1966 Snow Excuse (Short) (producer)
 1966 A-Haunting We Will Go (Short) (producer)
 1966 Vitamin Pink (Short) (producer)
 1966 Plastered in Paris (Short) (producer)
 1966 Daffy Rents (Short) (producer)
 1966 Pink Pistons (Short) (producer)
 1966 Clippety Clobbered (Short) (producer)
 1966 Cirrhosis of the Louvre (Short) (producer)
 1966 Mexican Mousepiece (Short) (producer)
 1966 Pink Punch (Short) (producer)
 1966 The Solid Tin Coyote (Short) (producer)
 1966 Mucho Locos (Short) (producer)
 1966 Napoleon Blown-Aparte (Short) (producer)
 1966 Reaux, Reaux, Reaux Your Boat (Short) (producer)
 1966 Out and Out Rout (Short) (producer)
 1966 Shot and Bothered (Short) (producer)
 1966 The Astroduck (Short) (producer)
 1965 Chaser on the Rocks (Short) (producer)
 1965 The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation (Short) (producer)
 1965 Bully for Pink (Short) (producer)
 1965 Highway Runnery (Short) (producer)
 1965 Go Go Amigo (Short) (producer)
 1965 Reel Pink (Short) (producer)
 1965 Hairied and Hurried (Short) (producer)
 1965 Just Plane Beep (Short) (producer)
 1965 Chili Corn Corny (Short) (producer)
 1965 An Ounce of Pink (Short) (producer)
 1965 Boulder Wham! (Short) (producer)
 1965 Tired and Feathered (Short) (producer)
 1965 Pink Panzer (Short) (producer)
 1965 Tease for Two (Short) (producer)
 1965 The Pink Tail Fly (Short) (producer)
 1965 Run, Run, Sweet Road Runner (Short) (producer)
 1965 Rushing Roulette (Short) (producer)
 1965 Corn on the Cop (Short) (producer)
 1965 Suppressed Duck (Short) (producer)
 1965 Pink Ice (Short) (producer)
 1965 Well Worn Daffy (Short) (producer)
 1965 Pinkfinger (Short) (producer)
 1965 Shocking Pink (Short) (producer)
 1965 Pickled Pink (Short) (producer)
 1965 Assault and Peppered (Short) (producer)
 1965 Sink Pink (Short) (producer)
 1965 Moby Duck (Short) (producer)
 1965 Dial 'P' for Pink (Short) (producer)
 1965 The Wild Chase (Short) (producer)
 1965 We Give Pink Stamps (Short) (producer)
 1965 Cats and Bruises (Short) (producer)
 1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House (Short) (producer)
 1964 Suspense Account (Short) (producer)
 1964 Road to Andalay (Short) (producer)
 1964 Pink Pajamas (Short) (producer)
 1964 The Pink Phink (Short) (producer)
 1964 Pancho's Hideaway (Short) (producer)
 1964 Hawaiian Aye Aye (Short) (producer)
 1964 Nuts and Volts (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1964 Freudy Cat (Short) (producer)
 1964 A Message to Gracias (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1960-1962 The Bugs Bunny Show (TV Series) (producer - 12 episodes)
- A Star Is Bored (1962) ... (producer)
- The Honeymousers (1962) ... (producer)
- Watch My Line (1962) ... (producer)
- Do or Diet (1962) ... (producer)
- Ball Point Puns (1961) ... (producer)
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Unsold pilot: Directed the animation sequences for a combination live action/animated series to be called "Philbert".

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Alternate Names:

F. Freleng | I. Freleng | Isadore 'Friz' Freleng | Isadore Freleng

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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