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Iwao Takamoto (1925–2007)

Iwao Takamoto had recently graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Los Angeles when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor; Iwao, his parents and siblings were interned as enemy aliens in the Manzanar internment camp where he learned the rudiments of drawing and animation from two fellow internees who had worked as art directors at Hollywood film ... See full bio »

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 1993 Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby (TV Movie) (producer)
 1993 I Yabba-Dabba Do! (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981-1985 Smurfs (TV Series) (creative producer - 144 episodes)
- They're Smurfing Our Song (1985) ... (creative producer)
- Brainy's Smarty Party (1985) ... (creative producer)
- All Work and No Smurf/Gargamel's Time Trip (1985) ... (creative producer)
- Things That Go Smurf in the Night/Alarming Smurfs (1985) ... (creative producer)
- Smurfette's Rose/The Mr. Smurf Contest (1985) ... (creative producer)
 1984 Snorks (TV Series) (creative producer - 13 episodes)
- The King of Kelp/Whale Tales (1984) ... (creative producer)
- Me Jo-Jo, You Daffney/The Old Shell Game (1984) ... (creative producer)
- Fine Fettered Friends/Time Out for Sissies (1984) ... (creative producer)
- A Snork on the Wild Side/Allstar's Double Trouble (1984) ... (creative producer)
- Snorkin' Surf Party/The Snorkness Monster (1984) ... (creative producer)
 1984 The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries (TV Series) (creative producer - 13 episodes)
- The Nutcracker Scoob (1984) ... (creative producer)
- A Scarey Duel with a Cartoon Ghoul/E*I*E*I*O (1984) ... (creative producer)
- Sherlock Doo (1984) ... (creative producer)
- Showboat Scooby/The 'Dooby Dooby Doo' Ado (1984) ... (creative producer)
- A Night Louse at the White House (1984) ... (creative producer)
 1984 Challenge of the GoBots (TV Series) (creative producer - 5 episodes)
- The Final Conflict (1984) ... (creative producer)
- Earth Bound (1984) ... (creative producer)
- Conquest of Earth (1984) ... (creative producer)
- Target Earth (1984) ... (creative producer)
- Battle for Gobotron (1984) ... (creative producer)
 1984 SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (TV Series) (creative producer - 8 episodes)
- The Village of Lost Souls/The Curator (1984) ... (creative producer)
- The Case of the Dreadful Dolls/The Royal Ruse (1984) ... (creative producer)
- Darkseid's Golden Trap (1984) ... (creative producer)
- Island of the Dinosoids/Uncle Mxyzptlk (1984) ... (creative producer)
 1983 The Biskitts (TV Series) (creative producer - 13 episodes)
- Turnaround Hound/A Dark and Stormy Knight (1983) ... (creative producer)
- The Swamp Monster/May the Best Biskitt Win (1983) ... (creative producer)
- The Moonpond/Fly Me to the Goon (1983) ... (creative producer)
- The Trojan Biskitt/Snatched from Scratch (1983) ... (creative producer)
- The Golden Biskitt/The Bone in the Stone (1983) ... (creative producer)
 1983 The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (TV Series) (creative producer - 13 episodes)
- Wedding Bell Boos! (1983) ... (creative producer)
- Where's Scooby-Doo? (1983) ... (creative producer)
- Who's Minding the Monster?/Scooby ala Mode (1983) ... (creative producer)
- The Fall Dog/The Scooby Coupe (1983) ... (creative producer)
- Scooby and the Minotaur/Scooby Pinch Hits (1983) ... (creative producer)
 1982-1983 Pac-Man (TV Series) (creative producer - 21 episodes)
- Pac-Van-Winkle/Happy Pacs-Giving (1983) ... (creative producer)
- Super-Pac vs. Pac-Ape/P.J. Goes Pac-Hollywood (1983) ... (creative producer)
- The Greatest Show in PacLand/Pac-A-Lympics (1983) ... (creative producer)
- The Genie of Pacdad/Computer Packy (1983) ... (creative producer)
 1980-1983 Super Friends (TV Series) (creative producer - 22 episodes)
- Playground of Doom/Space Racers/The Recruiter (1983) ... (creative producer)
- Return of the Phantoms/Bully for You/SuperClones (1983) ... (creative producer)
 1983 The Dukes (TV Series) (creative producer - 7 episodes)
- A Hogg in the Foggy Bogg (1983) ... (creative producer)
- The Dukes in Hollywood (1983) ... (creative producer)
- The Canadian Caper (1983) ... (creative producer)
- A Dickens of a Christmas (1983) ... (creative producer)
- The Kid from Madrid (1983) ... (creative producer)
 1983 Monchhichis (TV Series) (creative producer - 1983)
 1982 Laverne & Shirley with Special Guest Star the Fonz (TV Series) (creative producer - 1982)
 1982 Ri¢hie Ri¢h (TV Series) (creative producer - 1982)
 1982 Heidi's Song (associate producer)
 1982 Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (TV Series) (creative producer - 1982)
 1982 Shirt Tales (TV Series) (creative producer - 23 episodes)
- Dinkel's Buddy/The Big Set-up ... (creative producer)
- Saturday Night Shirt Tales/Kip's Toy Caper ... (creative producer)
- Moving Time/Back to Nature ... (creative producer)
- Horsin' Around/The Humbolt Ghost ... (creative producer)
- Hapless Hound/The Nearsighted Bear ... (creative producer)
 1982 The Gary Coleman Show (TV Series) (creative producer - 1982)
 1982 The Little Rascals (TV Series) (creative producer - 1 episode)
- Rascal's Revenge (1982) ... (creative producer)
 1981 Trollkins (TV Series) (creative producer - 13 episodes)
- Dr. Frankentroll, I Presume/Agent Double-O-Troll (1981) ... (creative producer)
- Trolltown Trollympics/The Troll Cat in the Hat (1981) ... (creative producer)
- The Abominable Trollman/The Moth That Ate Trolltown (1981) ... (creative producer)
- Supertroll/Flooky and the Troll Burglar (1981) ... (creative producer)
- Bermuda Trollangle/Fine Feathered Lumpkin (1981) ... (creative producer)
 1981 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (TV Series) (creative producer - 11 episodes)
- Give Me a Hand: Something's Afoot (1981) ... (creative producer)
- All This and Timbuktu (1981) ... (creative producer)
- Around the World in 80 Ways (1981) ... (creative producer)
- Perilous Pauline (1981) ... (creative producer)
- There's No Place Like Rome (1981) ... (creative producer)
 1981 Laverne & Shirley in the Army (TV Series) (creative producer - 1 episode)
- Invasion of the Booby Hatchers (1981) ... (creative producer)
 1981 The Kwicky Koala Show (TV Series) (creative producer)
 1979 Buford and the Galloping Ghost (TV Series) (creative producer - 1979)
 1979 The Super Globetrotters (TV Series) (creative producer - 13 episodes)
- The Super Globetrotters vs. Attila the Hun (1979) ... (creative producer)
- The Super Globetrotters vs. Merlo the Magician (1979) ... (creative producer)
- The Super Globetrotters vs. Bullmoose (1979) ... (creative producer)
- The Super Globetrotters vs. Transylvania Terrors (1979) ... (creative producer)
- The Super Globetrotters vs. The Time Lord (1979) ... (creative producer)
 1978-1979 Godzilla (TV Series) (creative producer - 26 episodes)
- The Deadly Asteroid (1979) ... (creative producer)
- Island of Doom (1979) ... (creative producer)
- Valley of the Giants (1979) ... (creative producer)
- The Macro-Beasts (1979) ... (creative producer)
- The Golden Guardians (1979) ... (creative producer)
 1979 The World's Greatest SuperFriends (TV Series) (creative producer - 8 episodes)
- The Planet of Oz (1979) ... (creative producer)
- The Superfriends Meet Frankenstein (1979) ... (creative producer)
- Terror at 20,000 Fathoms (1979) ... (creative producer)
- Universe of Evil (1979) ... (creative producer)
- The Lord of Middle Earth (1979) ... (creative producer)
 1979 The All-New Popeye Hour (TV Series) (creative producer - 1 episode)
- I Wouldn't Take That Mare to the Fair on a Dare (1979) ... (creative producer)
 1979 Casper and the Angels (TV Series) (creative producer - 1979)
 1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (TV Series) (creative producer)
 1979 The New Shmoo (TV Series) (creative producer - 1979)
 1978 Dynomutt Dog Wonder (TV Series) (creative producer)
 1978 Yogi's Space Race (TV Series) (creative producer - 1978)
 1978 Challenge of the SuperFriends (TV Series) (creative producer - 16 episodes)
- Doomsday/Battle of the Gods (1978) ... (creative producer)
- Fairy Tale of Doom/Batman: Dead or Alive (1978) ... (creative producer)
- The Final Challenge/The Incredible Space Circus (1978) ... (creative producer)
 1978 Galaxy Goof-Ups (TV Series) (creative producer - 1978)
 1978 Dinky Dog (TV Series) (creative producer)
 1978 Jana of the Jungle (TV Series) (creative producer - 1978)
 1978 The Robonic Stooges (TV Series) (creative producer)
 1977 Fred Flintstone and Friends (TV Series) (creative producer)
 1977 Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (TV Series) (creative producer - 13 episodes)
- Quebec and Baghdad (1977) ... (creative producer)
- The Grand Canyon and Ireland (1977) ... (creative producer)
- Africa and San Francisco (1977) ... (creative producer)
- India and Israel (1977) ... (creative producer)
- Spain and the Himalayas (1977) ... (creative producer)
 1977 A Flintstone Christmas (TV Movie) (creative producer)
 1977 C B Bears (TV Series) (creative producer)
 1977 The Skatebirds (TV Series) (creative producer - 1977)
 1976 The Mumbly Cartoon Show (TV Series) (creative producer - 1976)
 1976 Jabberjaw (TV Series) (creative producer - 16 episodes)
- There's No Heel Like El Eel (1976) ... (creative producer)
- The Piranha Plot (1976) ... (creative producer)
- The Fast-Paced Chase Race (1976) ... (creative producer)
- Malice in Aqualand (1976) ... (creative producer)
- The Bermuda Triangle Tangle (1976) ... (creative producer)
 1976 Davy Crockett on the Mississippi (TV Movie) (creative producer)
 1976 Clue Club (TV Series) (creative producer - 1976)
 1975 The New Tom & Jerry Show (TV Series) (creative producer)
 1975 The Great Grape Ape Show (TV Series) (producer)
 1974 Hong Kong Phooey (TV Series) (creative producer - 16 episodes)
- Comedy Cowboys (1974) ... (creative producer)
- Dr. Disguiso/The Incredible Mr. Shrink (1974) ... (creative producer)
- Mr. Tornado/The Little Crook Who Wasn't There (1974) ... (creative producer)
- From Bad to Verse/Kong and the Counterfeiters (1974) ... (creative producer)
 1974 Devlin (TV Series) (creative producer - 1974)
 1974 Partridge Family 2200 AD (TV Series) (creative producer - 1974)
 1974 These Are the Days (TV Series) (creative producer - 1974)
 1974 Valley of the Dinosaurs (TV Series) (creative producer - 1974)
 1974 Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch (TV Series) (creative producer)
 1974 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- The Crazy Comedy Concert (1974) ... (producer)
- Cyrano (1974) ... (producer)
  Goober and the Ghost Chasers (TV Series) (creative producer - 11 episodes, 1973) (producer - 5 episodes, 1973)
- Old MacDonald Had a Ghost: Ee II Eeyow (1973) ... (creative producer)
- Inca Dinka Doo (1973) ... (creative producer)
- That Snow Ghost (1973) ... (creative producer)
- Is Sherlock Holme? (1973) ... (creative producer)
- A Hard Day's Knight (1973) ... (creative producer)
  Super Friends (TV Series) (creative producer - 14 episodes, 1973) (producer - 2 episodes, 1973)
- The Watermen (1973) ... (creative producer)
- The Planet Splitter (1973) ... (creative producer)
- Gulliver's Gigantic Goof (1973) ... (creative producer)
- The Mysterious Moles (1973) ... (creative producer)
- Menace of the White Dwarf (1973) ... (creative producer)
 1973 Yogi's Gang (TV Series) (creative producer - 3 episodes)
- Mr. Hothead (1973) ... (creative producer)
- Lotta Litter (1973) ... (creative producer)
- Mr. Bigot (1973) ... (creative producer)
 1973 Butch Cassidy (TV Series) (creative producer)
 1973 Inch High, Private Eye (TV Series) (creative producer)
 1973 Jeannie (TV Series) (producer - 1973)
 1973 Speed Buggy (TV Series) (creative producer - 1973)
 1972-1973 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Lost in Space (1973) ... (producer)
- Gidget Makes the Wrong Connection (1972) ... (producer)
 1973 The Addams Family (TV Series) (producer)
Show Show Art department (57 credits)
Show Show Production designer (27 credits)
Show Show Animation department (28 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (4 credits)
Show Show Art director (3 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Special effects (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Limited Edition Cel: "Model Sheet: Hong Kong Phooey" - Penciller See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Iowa Takamoto
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A Great Dane breeder "talked [to me] about the important points of a Great Dane, like a straight back, straight legs, small chin and such. I decided to go the opposite and gave [Scooby-Doo] a hump back, bowed legs, big chin and such. Even his colour is wrong."

Trivia:

He learned illustrating from fellow internees at Manzanar. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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