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Hank Ketcham (1920–2001)

Hank Ketcham was born on March 14, 1920, in Seattle; he wanted to be a cartoonist since age 6. In 1938, Hank left college after his freshman year. He went to California to work as an animator, first for Walter Lantz, creator of Woody Woodpecker. Later Hank worked for Walt Disney, where he helped draw "Bambi" and Donald Duck shorts. During World War... See full bio »

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Dennis the Menace
(1959-1963)
Dennis the Menace
(1993)
Dennis the Menace
(1986)

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 2002 Dennis the Menace in Cruise Control (TV Movie) (creator)
 1998 Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (Video) (characters)
 1993 All-New Dennis the Menace (TV Series) (characters - 13 episodes)
- Dennis the Genius (1993) ... (characters)
- Wish You Weren't Here (1993) ... (characters)
- Moms Helper/Battle of the Bonding (1993) ... (characters)
- Pig Out/Yankee Doodle Dennis (1993) ... (characters)
- Navy Destroyer (1993) ... (characters)
 1993 Dennis the Menace (characters)
 1993 Dennis the Menace (Video Game) (original characters - uncredited)
 1987 Dennis the Menace (TV Movie) (comic strip)
 1986 Dennis the Menace (TV Series) (characters) / (comic strip)
 1981 Dennis the Menace in Mayday for Mother (TV Short) (created & written by)
 1980 The Fantastic Funnies (TV Movie documentary) (comic strip: "Dennis the Menace")
 1959-1963 Dennis the Menace (TV Series) (comic strip - 146 episodes)
- Aunt Emma Visits the Wilsons (1963) ... (comic strip)
- A Man Among Men (1963) ... (comic strip)
- First Editions (1963) ... (comic strip)
- Listen to the Mockingbird (1963) ... (comic strip)
- The Lucky Rabbit's Foot (1963) ... (comic strip)
 1945 Tokyo Woes (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 The Return of Mr. Hook (Short) (characters)
 1945 The Good Egg (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 Take Heed Mr. Tojo (Short) (writer)
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What a dull world it would be without any Dennises in it! Peaceful, maybe--but dull. See more »

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His son, Dennis Ketcham, with whom he had with his first wife, Alice Louise Mahar, was the inspiration, that led to the creation of his so famous and still running and humorous comic strip "Dennis the Menace!". The comic strip is now being run daily, by two King Features' animators. Ron Ferdinand for the larger Sunday comic strip. Marcus Hamilton, for weekdays and Saturday, for the smaller comic ... See more »

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