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Frank Tashlin (1913–1972)

Frank Tashlin was born on February 19, 1913 in Weehawken, New Jersey, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957), The Girl Can't Help It (1956) and Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958). He was married to Jean Deines, Mary Costa and Dorothy Marguerite Hill. He died on May 5, 1972 in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Rock-a-Bye Baby Director


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 2006 Behind the Tunes: Sing-a-Song of Looney Tunes (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2006 Behind the Tunes: Twilight in Tunes - The Music of Raymond Scott (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2006 Behind the Tunes: Wild Lines - The Art of Voice Acting (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2005 Cartoon Alley (TV Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- WB Cartoon Character Debuts (2005) ... (original material)
- Elmer Fudd (2005) ... (original material)
- Oscar Nominated Shorts (2005) ... (original material)
 2005 Behind the Tunes: Bosko, Buddy and the Best of Black and White (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2005 Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go to War! (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2005 Behind the Tunes: Tish Tash - The Animated World of Frank Tashlin (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2004 Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go Hollywood (Video documentary short) (original material)
 1992-2003 ToonHeads (TV Series documentary) (13 episodes)
- The Many Moods of Daffy Duck (2003) ... (original material)
- Private SNAFU (2003) ... (original material)
- The Early Career of Porky Pig (2003) ... (original material)
- Director Arthur Davis (2002) ... (original material)
- Tish Tash (2001) ... (original material)
 2003 Behind the Tunes: Hard Luck Duck (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2003 Behind the Tunes: Porky Pig Roast - A Tribute to the World's Most Famous Ham (Video documentary short) (original material)
 2003 Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of the Looney Tunes (Video documentary) (original material)
 1996 The Bugs n' Daffy Show (TV Series) (original material)
 1995 That's Warner Bros.! (TV Series) (original material)
 1989 Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons (Video documentary) (original material)
 1988 Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars (TV Special short) (as F. Tashlin, classic cartoon clips)
 1986 Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (TV Special) (classic cartoons)
 1967 Caprice
 1966 One Chance (Short)
 1961 Bachelor Flat
 1961 Snow White and the Three Stooges (uncredited)
 1960 Cinderfella
 1960 The Frances Langford Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954-1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Honest Man (1956)
 1954 The Great Gildersleeve (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid (uncredited)
 1948 Two Guys from Texas (earlier cartoon clips, uncredited)
 1947 The Way of Peace (Short)
 1946 Of Thee I Sting (Short) (earlier cartoon clips, uncredited)
 1946 Choo Choo Amigo (Short)
 1946 Pepito's Serenade (Short)
 1946 The Lady Said No (Short)
 1946 Hare Remover (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 Nasty Quacks (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 Tale of Two Mice (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 Behind the Meat-Ball (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 The Unruly Hare (Short)
 1944 The Stupid Cupid (Short)
 1944 Target Snafu (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Booby Hatched (Short)
 1944 Plane Daffy (Short)
 1944 Censored (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Brother Brat (Short)
 1944 The Chow Hound (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Swooner Crooner (Short)
 1944 I Got Plenty of Mutton (Short)
 1943 Puss n' Booty (Short)
 1943 The Home Front (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 The Goldbrick (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 Scrap Happy Daffy (Short)
 1943 Porky Pig's Feat (Short)
 1942 Toll Bridge Troubles (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 Malice in Slumberland (Short) (supervising director - uncredited)
 1942 Tito's Guitar (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 The Dumbconscious Mind (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 The Gullible Canary (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 Song of Victory (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 Old Blackout Joe (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 The Bulldog and the Baby (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 Woodman, Spare That Tree (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 Cinderella Goes to a Party (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 A Battle for a Bottle (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 The Wild and Woozy West (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 Wolf Chases Pigs (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 Dog Meets Dog (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 Concerto in B Flat Minor (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 Wacky Wigwams (Short) (supervisor, uncredited)
 1942 Under the Shedding Chestnut Tree (Short) (supervising director - uncredited)
 1942 A Hollywood Detour (Short)
 1941 The Tangled Angler (Short)
 1941 The Fox and the Grapes (Short)
 1938 You're an Education (Short)
 1938 Little Pancho Vanilla (Short)
 1938 Cracked Ice (Short)
 1938 Wholly Smoke (Short)
 1938 The Major Lied 'Til Dawn (Short)
 1938 Porky's Spring Planting (Short)
 1938 Have You Got Any Castles? (Short)
 1938 Porky the Fireman (Short)
 1938 Now That Summer Is Gone (Short)
 1938 Porky at the Crocadero (Short)
 1937 The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (Short) (supervisor)
 1937 Porky's Double Trouble (Short)
 1937 Speaking of the Weather (Short)
 1937 Porky's Railroad (Short)
 1937 Porky's Building (Short) (as Frank Tash)
 1937 Porky's Romance (Short) (as Frank Tash)
 1937 Porky's Road Race (Short) (as Frank Tash)
 1936 Porky in the North Woods (Short) (as Frank Tash)
 1936 Little Beau Porky (Short) (as Frank Tash)
 1936 Porky's Poultry Plant (Short) (as Frank Tash)
 1933 Hook & Ladder Hokum (Short) (as Tish Tash)
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Show Show Producer (29 credits)
Show Show Animation department (16 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (12 credits)
Show Show Art department (3 credits)
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Show Show Self (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "How to Create Cartoons". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frank Tash | Tish Tash | F. Tashlin


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Jean Deines  (1 child) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Tony Randall, 1965]: Randall takes direction beautifully. He filters it through his own mechanism. Some comedians imitate their directors. When you're working with Tony, you feel like a ballet master. His technique is as clean as a chess game. His control is beautiful to watch - an acting lesson for anyone interested in the art of acting. See more »


According to Tashlin, he was fired from his animator job at Warner Brothers in 1936 when producer Leon Schlesinger discovered that Tashlin was also drawing a successful daily comic strip, "Van Boring," that was running in the Los Angeles Times. Schlesinger demanded a cut of Tashlin's profits from the comic strip, Tashlin refused, and Schlesinger fired him. See more »


His cartoons featured quick editing, wild and outrageous gags, and extremely odd angles



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