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Irven Spence (1909–1995)

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Childhood friend of William Hannah, with whom he attended Compton High School in California (1923-27). He was involved in drawing cartoons for school newspapers, but it was Hannah's prompting which led Spence to work in animation. See more trivia »

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(age 86) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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Known For

The Dick Tracy Show
The Dick Tracy Show Animation Department
(1961)
Wizards
Wizards Animation Department
(1977)
The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings Animation Department
(1978)
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web Animation Department
(1973)

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 1992 Tom and Jerry: The Movie (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1992 Cool World (animator - uncredited)
 1990 Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone (TV Series) (animation director - 13 episodes)
- Rosie's Fuss Attack (1990) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Save the Cave (1990) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Rosie's Extra Sweet Day (1990) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Dozer Quest (1990) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- King Potsworth (1990) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
 1990 Jetsons: The Movie (key animator - as Irv Spence)
 1988 Christmas in Tattertown (TV Movie) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1988 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (TV Series) (animation director - 13 episodes)
- Lights... Camera... Monster (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Robopup (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- The Story Stick (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Ghost Who's Coming to Dinner (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Scooby Dude (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
 1988 The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (TV Series) (animation director - 13 episodes)
- The Irving Who Came to Dinner (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Eddy, We Hardly Knew Ye (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Eyewitness Ed (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Blowin' in the Wind (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Driver Ed (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
 1988 The Smurfs (TV Series) (animation director - 16 episodes)
- Stealing Grandpa's Thunder (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Smurf the Presses (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Smoogle Sings the Blues/A Smurf for Denisa (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Pappy's Puppy/Shutterbug Smurfs (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Memory Melons/Nanny's Way (1988) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
 1988 The New Yogi Bear Show (TV Series) (animation director - as Irv Spence, 1988)
 1987 Rock Odyssey (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1985-1986 Paw Paws (TV Series) (animation director - 18 episodes)
- Lost Lake Monster (1986) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- The Great Paw Paw Turnaround (1986) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Two Heads Are Better Than None (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Egging Dark Paw On (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Genie Without a Lamp (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
 1985 Galtar and the Golden Lance (TV Series) (animation director - as Irv Spence, 1985)
  The Jetsons (TV Series) (animation director - 3 episodes, 1985) (animator - 3 episodes, 1962)
- A Jetson Christmas Carol (1985) ... (animation director)
- The Swiss Family Jetson (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Elroy in Wonderland (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Las Venus (1962) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- Elroy's TV Show (1962) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1985 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (TV Series) (animation director - 13 episodes)
- Horror-Scope Scoob (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- The Ghouliest Show on Earth (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Coast-to-Ghost (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Scooby in Kwackyland (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- It's a Wonderful Scoob (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
 1985 The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (TV Series) (animation director - 8 episodes)
- The Death of Superman (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Escape from Space City (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- Brainchild/The Case of the Stolen Super Powers (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- The Wild Cards (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
- The Fear (1985) ... (animation director - as Irv Spence)
 1985 Yogi's Treasure Hunt (TV Series) (animation director - as Irv Spence, 1985)
 1984 Snorks (TV Series) (animation director - as Irv Spence, 1985)
 1982 Jokebook (TV Series) (animation supervisor - as Irv Spence, 1982)
 1982 Heidi's Song (character animator - as Irv Spence)
 1982 Hey Good Lookin' (animator)
 1977-1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (TV Series) (animator - 5 episodes)
- Lights, Camera, Cavey! (1980) ... (animator)
- Kentucky Cavey (1980) ... (animator)
- Cavey and the Murky Mississippi Mystery (1980) ... (animator)
- The Disappearing Elephant Mystery (1977) ... (animator)
- Cavey and the Kabuta Clue (1977) ... (animator)
 1978 The Lord of the Rings (key animator)
 1977 Energy: A National Issue (TV Movie) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1977 Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (TV Series) (animator - 4 episodes)
- Italy and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (1977) ... (animator)
- France and Australia (1977) ... (animator)
- Acapulco and England (1977) ... (animator)
- The Swiss Alps and Tokyo, Japan (1977) ... (animator)
 1977 Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (animator: Everything and Everyone Else - as Irv Spence)
 1977 Wizards (animator) / (sequence animator)
 1975 Coonskin (sequence animator)
 1973 Heavy Traffic (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1973 The Cricket in Times Square (TV Short) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1973 Charlotte's Web (key animator - as Irv Spence)
 1973 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes)
- The Neighbors (1973) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- Papa in New York (1973) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies (TV Series) (animator - 16 episodes)
- The Loch Ness Mess (1972) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Caped Crusader Caper (1972) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Phantom of the Country Music Hall (1972) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Haunted Horseman in Hagglethorn Hall (1972) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Ghostly Creep from the Deep (1972) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Tabitha and Adam and the Clown Family (1972) ... (animator)
 1972 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- The Last of the Curlews (1972) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Love and the Bachelor Party/Love and the Latin Lover/Love and the Old-Fashioned Father/Love and the Test of Manhood (1972) ... (animator - segment "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father", as Irv Spence)
 1971 The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (TV Series) (animator)
 1971 Rough Brunch (Short) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1970 A Dopey Hacienda (Short) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1970 Doctor Dolittle (TV Series) (animator - 3 episodes)
- The Barnyard Rumble (1970) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Peanut Conspiracy (1970) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Grasshoppers Are Coming, Hooray, Hooray! (1970) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1970 The Phantom Tollbooth (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1970 Mumbo Jumbo (Short) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1970 Robin Goodhood (Short) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1970 Uncle Sam Magoo (TV Movie) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1970 Bridgework (Short) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1970 Horton Hears a Who! (TV Short) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1969 The Pink Panther Show (TV Series) (animator - 3 episodes)
 1968 The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Series) (animator - 5 episodes)
- The Curse of Thut (1968) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- Castle of Evil (1968) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Little People (1968) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- Huck of La Mancha (1968) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Magic Shillelah (1968) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1968 The Adventures of Gulliver (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- The Forbidden Pool (1968) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1967 Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor (TV Series) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1967 Shutter Bugged Cat (Short) (animator)
 1967 Jack and the Beanstalk (TV Movie) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1966 The Atom Ant Show (TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes)
- Killer Diller Gorilla (1966) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Bully for Atom Ant (1966) ... (animator)
 1966 Frankenstein, Jr. and the Impossibles (TV Series) (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1966 The Man Called Flintstone (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1966 Matinee Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1961-1966 The Flintstones (TV Series) (animator - 14 episodes)
- The Story of Rocky's Raiders (1966) ... (animator - uncredited)
- My Fair Freddy (1966) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Boss for a Day (1966) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Fred Goes Ape (1966) ... (animator - uncredited)
- How to Pick a Fight with Your Wife Without Really Trying (1966) ... (animator - uncredited)
 1964-1965 The Magilla Gorilla Show (TV Series) (animator - 4 episodes)
- Beau Jest (1965) ... (animator)
- Is That Zoo? (1964) ... (animator)
- Planet Zero (1964) ... (animator)
- Bank Pranks (1964) ... (animator)
 1965 The Secret Squirrel Show (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Sub Swiper/Way Out Squiddly/Prince of a Pup (1965) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
  Jonny Quest (TV Series) (animation supervisor - 20 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (animator - 4 episodes, 1964)
- The Sea Haunt (1965) ... (animation supervisor - as Irv Spence)
- Monster in the Monastery (1965) ... (animation supervisor - as Irv Spence)
- Terror Island (1965) ... (animation supervisor - as Irv Spence)
- The House of Seven Gargoyles (1965) ... (animation supervisor - as Irv Spence)
- The Quetong Missile Mystery (1965) ... (animation supervisor - as Irv Spence)
 1964 Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1962 Gay Purr-ee (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1961-1962 Top Cat (TV Series) (animator - 3 episodes)
- T.C. Minds the Baby (1962) ... (animator)
- Sergeant Top Cat (1961) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Violin Player (1961) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1961 The Dick Tracy Show (TV Series) (animator - 83 episodes)
- Two Goons in the Fountain (1961) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Stuffed Pillow Case (1961) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Pigeon Coup (1961) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Old Mummy Case (1961) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- The Monkey Tale (1961) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1960 Mister Magoo (TV Series) (animator - 12 episodes)
- Safety Magoo (1960) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- Fire Chief Magoo (1960) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
- Magoo's Last Stand (1960) ... (animator)
- Lost Vegas (1960) ... (animator)
- Composer Magoo (1960) ... (animator - as Irv Spence)
 1959 Fill 'Er Up (Short) (animation director - as Irvin Spence)
 1959 Rhapsody of Steel (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1958 Mutts About Racing (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1958 Sheep Wrecked (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1957 One Droopy Knight (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1957 Blackboard Jumble (Short) (animator)
 1957 Feedin' the Kiddie (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1957 Grin and Share It (Short) (animation - as Irvin Spence)
 1957 Timid Tabby (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1957 Tops with Pops (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1956 Barbecue Brawl (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1956 Blue Cat Blues (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1956 Down Beat Bear (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1956 Muscle Beach Tom (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1956 Busy Buddies (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1956 The Egg and Jerry (Short) (animator)
 1956 The Flying Sorceress (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1955 Good Will to Men (Short) (animation - as Irvin Spence)
 1955 Cellbound (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1955 That's My Mommy (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1955 Pecos Pest (Short) (animator)
 1955 Deputy Droopy (Short) (animator)
 1955 Smarty Cat (Short) (animator)
 1955 Tom and Chérie (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1955 Designs on Jerry (Short) (animator)
 1955 Mouse for Sale (Short) (animator)
 1955 Pup on a Picnic (Short) (animator)
 1955 Southbound Duckling (Short) (animator)
 1954 Touché, Pussy Cat! (Short) (animator)
 1954 Pet Peeve (Short) (animator)
 1954 Downhearted Duckling (Short) (animator)
 1954 Neapolitan Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1954 Mice Follies (Short) (animator)
 1954 Baby Butch (Short) (animator)
 1954 Little School Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1954 Hic-cup Pup (Short) (animator)
 1954 Posse Cat (Short) (animator)
 1954 Puppy Tale (Short) (animator)
 1953 Life with Tom (Short) (animator)
 1953 Two Little Indians (Short) (animator)
 1953 Just Ducky (Short) (animator)
 1953 Dangerous When Wet (animator - uncredited)
 1953 That's My Pup! (Short) (animator)
 1953 Jerry and Jumbo (Short) (animator)
 1953 The Missing Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1952 Johann Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1952 The Dog House (Short) (animator)
 1952 Cruise Cat (Short) (animator)
 1952 Push-Button Kitty (Short) (animator)
 1952 Fit to Be Tied (Short) (animator)
 1952 Little Runaway (Short) (animator)
 1952 Triplet Trouble (Short) (animator)
 1952 Smitten Kitten (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1952 The Duck Doctor (Short) (animator)
 1951 The Two Mouseketeers (Short) (animator)
 1951 The Flying Cat (Short) (animator)
 1951 Cat Napping (Short) (animator)
 1951 Nit-Witty Kitty (Short) (animator)
 1951 Slicked-up Pup (Short) (animator)
 1951 His Mouse Friday (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1951 Sleepy-Time Tom (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1951 Jerry's Cousin (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1951 Jerry and the Goldfish (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1951 Casanova Cat (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1950 Cue Ball Cat (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1950 The Framed Cat (Short) (animator)
 1950 Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl (Short) (animator)
 1950 Safety Second (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1950 Jerry and the Lion (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1950 Texas Tom (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1950 Little Quacker (Short) (animator)
 1950 Saturday Evening Puss (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1949 Polka-Dot Puss (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1949 Tennis Chumps (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1949 Love That Pup (Short) (animator)
 1949 The Cat and the Mermouse (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1949 Heavenly Puss (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1949 Hatch Up Your Troubles (Short) (animator)
 1948 The Little Orphan (Short) (animator)
 1948 Mouse Cleaning (Short) (animator)
 1948 Professor Tom (Short) (animator)
 1948 Old Rockin' Chair Tom (Short) (animator)
 1948 The Truce Hurts (Short) (animator)
 1948 What Price Fleadom (Short) (animator - uncredited) / (layout artist - uncredited)
 1948 Kitty Foiled (Short) (animator)
 1947 King-Size Canary (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1947 The Invisible Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1947 Slap Happy Lion (Short) (animator - uncredited) / (layout artist - uncredited)
 1947 Red Hot Rangers (Short) (animator - uncredited) / (layout artist - uncredited)
 1947 The Cat Concerto (Short) (animator)
 1947 Hound Hunters (Short) (animator - uncredited) / (character designer - uncredited)
 1946 The Fatal Kiss (Short) (animator)
 1946 Henpecked Hoboes (Short) (animator - uncredited) / (layout artist - uncredited)
 1946 The Milky Waif (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1946 Springtime for Thomas (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1946 The Traitor Within (Short) (animator)
 1945 Quiet Please! (Short) (animator)
 1945 Flirty Birdy (Short) (animator)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh (animator - uncredited)
 1945 Tee for Two (Short) (animator)
 1945 Jerky Turkey (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1945 Mouse in Manhattan (Short) (animator)
 1945 The Mouse Comes to Dinner (Short) (animator)
 1944 Mouse Trouble (Short) (animator)
 1944 Puttin' on the Dog (Short) (animator)
 1944 The Bodyguard (Short) (animator)
 1944 The Million Dollar Cat (Short) (animator)
 1944 The Zoot Cat (Short) (animator)
 1943 What's Buzzin' Buzzard? (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 War Dogs (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Baby Puss (Short) (animator)
 1943 The Yankee Doodle Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1943 Red Hot Riding Hood (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Dumb-Hounded (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 The Lonesome Mouse (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 The Early Bird Dood It! (Short) (animator)
 1942 Blitz Wolf (Short) (animator)
 1942 The Bowling Alley-Cat (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Puss n' Toots (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Dog Trouble (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 The Hungry Wolf (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Fraidy Cat (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 The Field Mouse (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 The Night Before Christmas (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 Officer Pooch (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 Little Cesario (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 The Alley Cat (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 The Midnight Snack (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 The Goose Goes South (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 Abdul the Bulbul Ameer (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1940 The Homeless Flea (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1940 Papa Gets the Bird (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1940 Tom Turkey and His Harmonica Humdingers (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Peace on Earth (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 The Bookworm (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 The Bear That Couldn't Sleep (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Art Gallery (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 The Little Goldfish (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Wanted: No Master (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Jitterbug Follies (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Seal Skinners (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 The Mice Will Play (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 The Captain's Christmas (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 Daffy Duck in Hollywood (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 Cinderella Meets Fella (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 The Winning Ticket (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 A Feud There Was (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 The Isle of Pingo Pongo (Short) (animator)
 1938 The Frog Pond (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 The Penguin Parade (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 The Sneezing Weasel (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 Daffy Duck & Egghead (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 Little Red Walking Hood (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 A Sunbonnet Blue (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 Egghead Rides Again (Short) (animator - as Irvin Spence)
 1937 I Wanna Be a Sailor (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 Uncle Tom's Bungalow (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Two Lazy Crows (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Dick Whittington's Cat (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 Jungle Jitters (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Soda Squirt (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Room Runners (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 Cuckoo Murder Case (Short) (animator - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Irvin Spence | Irv Spence
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Trivia:

Swedish-American animator, noted for his loose, rubbery animation. His output was prolific and he turned out numerous iconic cartoons for Ub Iwerks, MGM (where he helped create Tom & Jerry) and Hannah-Barbera (assisting in the development of characters for "The Flintstones", "The Jetsons", and "Yogi Bear"). He was a recipient in 1986 of the prestigious 1986 Winsor McCay Award for lifetime ... See more »

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