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Ben Hardaway (1895–1957)

Animator, gag writer, storyboard artist and director Ben Hardaway is fondly remembered for his important contributions to Warner Brothers cartoons and as co-creator (with Walter Lantz) and voice (1944-1949) of Woody Woodpecker. Hardaway started out as a cartoonist for the Kansas City Star in 1910. He saw military service as an artillery sergeant ... See full bio »

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Porky the Gob Director
Ski for Two Writer
The Screwball Writer


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 2017 Woody Woodpecker (based on the character created by)
 2011-2013 The Looney Tunes Show (TV Series) (characters - 21 episodes)
- The Black Widow (2013) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Spread Those Wings and Fly (2013) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Point, Laser Point (2012) ... (characters - uncredited)
- The Muh-Muh-Muh-Murder (2012) ... (characters - uncredited)
- The Float (2011) ... (characters - uncredited)
 2001 Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (Video Game) (character: Woody Woodpecker)
 1982 Woody Woodpecker and His Friends (Video documentary)
 1957 The Woody Woodpecker Show (TV Series)
 1956 The Adventures of Pow Wow (TV Series short) (story - 1956)
 1952 Woodpecker in the Rough (Short) (uncredited)
 1952 Born to Peck (Short) (uncredited)
 1951 Destination Meat Ball (Short) (uncredited)
 1951 A Bone for a Bone (Short) (story - as J.B. Hardaway)
 1951 Sleep Happy (Short)
 1951 Puny Express (Short)
 1949 Drooler's Delight (Short) (writer)
 1949 Scrappy Birthday (Short) (story)
 1948 Wild and Woody! (Short) (writer)
 1948 Dog Tax Dodgers (Short) (story)
 1948 Playful Pelican (Short) (story)
 1948 Pixie Picnic (Short) (writer)
 1948 Wet Blanket Policy (Short) (story)
 1948 Wacky-Bye Baby (Short) (story)
 1948 Kiddie Koncert (Short) (story)
 1948 Banquet Busters (Short) (writer)
 1947 The Bandmaster (Short)
 1947 The Mad Hatter (Short)
 1947 Solid Ivory (Short)
 1947 Well Oiled (Short)
 1947 Woody the Giant Killer (Short)
 1947 The Coo Coo Bird (Short)
 1947 Smoked Hams (Short)
 1946 The Wacky Weed (Short)
 1946 Fair Weather Fiends (Short)
 1946 The Reckless Driver (Short)
 1946 Bathing Buddies (Short)
 1946 Who's Cookin Who? (Short)
 1946 Mousie Come Home (Short)
 1946 Apple Andy (Short)
 1946 Musical Moments from Chopin (Short) (story)
 1945 The Poet & Peasant (Short) (story)
 1945 The Loose Nut (Short) (story)
 1945 The Dippy Diplomat (Short)
 1945 Crow Crazy (Short) (story)
 1945 Woody Dines Out (Short) (story)
 1945 Sliphorn King of Polaroo (Short) (story)
 1945 Chew-Chew Baby (Short)
 1944 The Painter and the Pointer (Short) (screenplay)
 1944 Ski for Two (Short) (story)
 1944 The Beach Nut (Short)
 1944 Abou Ben Boogie (Short) (story)
 1944 Fish Fry (Short) (story)
 1944 Jungle Jive (Short)
 1944 The Barber of Seville (Short)
 1944 The Greatest Man in Siam (Short)
 1943 Meatless Tuesday (Short) (writer)
 1943 Andy Panda's Victory Garden (Short) (story)
 1943 Pass the Biscuits Mirandy! (Short) (story)
 1943 Ration Bored (Short) (writer)
 1943 Canine Commandos (Short) (writer)
 1943 The Dizzy Acrobat (Short) (story)
 1943/II Swing Your Partner (Short) (story)
 1943 The Screwball (Short) (story)
 1943 Cow-Cow Boogie (Short) (story)
 1942 Air Raid Warden (Short)
 1942 Boogie Woogie Sioux (Short)
 1942 The Loan Stranger (Short)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Swing Shift (Short)
 1942 Pigeon Patrol (Short)
 1942 Juke Box Jamboree (Short) (story - as B. Hardaway)
 1942 Ace in the Hole (Short)
 1942 Nutty Pine Cabin (Short)
 1942 Good-Bye Mr. Moth (Short)
 1942 Mother Goose on the Loose (Short) (as Buggsy Hardaway)
 1942 The Hollywood Matador (Short) (screenplay)
 1941 Pantry Panic (Short) (story)
 1941 Man's Best Friend (Short) (story)
 1941 The Screwdriver (Short) (story)
 1941 Andy Panda's Pop (Short)
 1941 Woody Woodpecker (Short)
 1941 Salt Water Daffy (Short)
 1941 Dizzy Kitty (Short) (story)
 1941 Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat (Short) (story)
 1941 Fair Today (Short)
 1941 Mouse Trappers (Short) (story)
 1940 Syncopated Sioux (Short)
 1940 Knock Knock (Short)
 1940 Recruiting Daze (Short)
 1940 Little Blabbermouse (Short) (as J.B. Hardaway)
 1940 Porky's Baseball Broadcast (Short) (story - as J.B. Hardaway)
 1940 The Bear's Tale (Short) (story - as J.B. Hardaway)
 1940 Confederate Honey (Short) (story)
 1938 The Penguin Parade (Short) (story - as J.B. Hardaway)
 1938 Daffy Duck & Egghead (Short) (story - as J.B. Hardaway)
 1936 Little Boy Blue (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1936 Ali Baba (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1935 Summertime (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1935 Old Mother Hubbard (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1934 Jack Frost (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1934 Don Quixote (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1934 The Headless Horseman (Short) (story adaptation - uncredited)
 1934 Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1934 How Do I Know It's Sunday (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Insultin' the Sultan (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Robin Hood, Jr. (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1933 Jack and the Beanstalk (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1933 The Air Race (Short) (story - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

B. Hardaway | Buggsy Hardaway | Bugs Hardaway | J.B. Hardaway

Did You Know?


After an unknown animator completed the model sheet for the rabbit character to be used in Hare-um Scare-um (1939), he handed it in to be given to Mr. Hardaway with "Bugs' Bunny" written on it. Thus did the famous cartoon rabbit get his name.



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