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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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 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)
 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)
 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 The Return of Mr. Hook (Short) (characters)
 1945 Tokyo Woes (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 The Good Egg (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 Take Heed Mr. Tojo (Short) (writer)
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 1940 Fantasia (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1940 Pinocchio (assistant animator - uncredited)
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 1987 Dennis the Menace (TV Movie) (creative consultant)
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 2015 Bird of Steel! (special thanks) (filming)
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 1993 A Menace Named Dennis (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 The Fantastic Funnies (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Cartoonist
 1962 To Tell the Truth (TV Series)
- Episode dated 7 May 1962 (1962) ... Himself

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In reference to his Dennis the Menace comic strip: "I'm not in it for posterity. People look at it for 30 seconds ... then it gets used to wrap fish." See more »


In some comic strips of "Dennis the Menace", the girl, "Dennis Mitchell" likes far much more than "Margaret Wade", is named "Gina", after Italian actress and model Gina Lollobrigida. See more »

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