The greatest Non-Disney animators IMO

by jacklikescats | created - 19 Aug 2012 | updated - 19 Aug 2012 | Public

1. Kenneth Muse

Animation_department | Godzilla

Step-father of singer Judee Sill.

2. Preston Blair

Animation_department | Pinocchio

Brother of Lee Blair.

3. Virgil Ross

Animation_department | The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure

Virgil Ross was a legendary animator who worked chiefly at Warner Brothers during the 'Golden Years of Animation'. Having moved through the ranks of the pioneering studios (as a trainee for Charles Mintz, in 1930, for $6 a week salary, and for Walter Lantz -- briefly -- in 1935), Ross joined Tex ...

4. Ken Harris

Animation_department | The Return of the Pink Panther

Ken Harris was for 26 years one of the outstanding animators at Warner Brothers. He had no formal art school qualifications -- which effectively precluded him from working for Disney -- having started his career as a sports cartoonist for the "Los Angeles Examiner" and the "Evening Express". His ...

5. Robert McKimson

Director | Baggy Pants & the Nitwits

Robert McKimson was born on October 13, 1910. He started his career in animation, along with many others, as an artist for Walt Disney's Oswald the Rabbit in 1928. After Disney went to produce Mickey Mouse cartoons, Hugh Harman & Rudolph Ising went to Warner Brothers to direct and co-produce ...

6. Rod Scribner

Animation_department | The Great Piggy Bank Robbery

Rod Scribner was one of the most original and innovative animators of the golden age of Hollywood cartoons. He spent most of his career at the Leon Schlesinger/Warner Bros. cartoon studio working as an animator for the directors Tex Avery (1936-1941), Robert Clampett (1941-1945), and Robert McKimson...

7. Irven Spence

Animation_department | The Lord of the Rings

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 "...

8. Ray Patterson

Animation_department | Dumbo

Brother of animator Don Patterson.

9. Grant Simmons

Animation_department | Dumbo

10. Walt Clinton

Animation_department | Jonny Quest

Walter Clinton was a layout artist in the animation industry, best known for his work for Hanna-Barbera in the 1950s and 1960s. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and began his career in animation as a character designer in Tex Avery's studio at MGM. He worked on animated commercials for Five Star...

11. Michael Lah

Animation_department | Cellbound

12. Ed Barge

Animation_department | Godzilla

13. Ed Love

Animation_department | Fantasia

Ed Love was born on May 24, 1910 in Tremont, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Fantasia (1940), Fantasia 2000 (1999) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987). He died on May 6, 1996 in Valencia, California, USA.

14. Ray Abrams

Animation_department | Hot for Hollywood

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