American Animators active until 1970 - Letter K




KACHIVAS, Louis (Lou)

Animator: LARRY HARMON c58-62 (Bozo the Clown 59-62); HANNA-BARBERA c65-67 (The Herculoids 66-67, The Atom Ant Show 67-68); FILMATION c69-74/76/81 (Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down 70 [Computer Suitor], Archie's Funhouse 70-73, Treasure Island 72, The Brady Kids 72-74, Lassie's Rescue Rangers 73-75, Star Trek 73-75, Journey Back to Oz 74, The US of Archie 74, The Space Sentinels 77, Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All 82)

Assistant Animator: BAKSHI c74-75 (Coonskin 75)

Director: FILMATION c78-87 (The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle/Quacula 79-80, The New Adventures of Tom and Jerry 80-82, Mighty Mouse in The Great Space Race 82, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 83-85, The Secret of the Sword 85, She-Ra: Princess of Power 85-86, Bravestarr 87-88)


KAHL, Milton Erwin (Milt) (22 Mar 1909-19 Apr 1987)

Inbetweener/Assistant Animator: DISNEY 25 June 34-35 (Mickey Mouse shorts 35-36 [Mickey's Service Station 35, Mickey's Fire Brigade 35, On Ice 35, Orphan's Picnic 36])

Animator: DISNEY 35-4/30/76 (Mickey Mouse shorts 35-37 [Mickey's Circus 36, Lonesome Ghosts 37], Silly Symphony 35-39 [The Cookie Carnival 35, Elmer Elephant 36, Toby Tortoise Returns 36, The Farmyard Symphony 38, The Ugly Duckling 39], Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 37, Ferdinand the Bull 38, The Winged Scourge 43, The Grain That Built a Hemisphere 43, Chicken Little 43, Education for Death 43, Reason and Emotion 43, Saludos Amigos 43 [Llama in Lake Titicaca], Three Is a Family 44, Goofy 44-45 [How to Play Football 44, Tiger Trouble 45, Hockey Homicide 45], Donald Duck 45 [Duck Pimples], The Three Caballeros 45, Make Mine Music 46 [The Martins and the Coys], So Dear to My Heart 49, Lambert the Sheepish Lion 52, Kids Is Kids 61, Inside Donald Duck 61, Mary Poppins 64, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day 68, Bedknobs and Broomsticks 71, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 77)

Directing Animator: DISNEY 38-30 Apr 76 (Pinocchio 40 [Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket], Song of the South 46, Melody Time 48, Ichabod and Mr. Toad 49 [MacBadger, Bram Bones], Cinderella 50 [Duke, Fairy Godmother], Alice in Wonderland 51 [Alice and Flamingo], Peter Pan 52, Lady and the Tramp 55, Sleeping Beauty 59 [Prince Phillip], 101 Dalmatians 61, The Sword in the Stone 63 [Sir Ector, Kay], The Jungle Book 67 [Shere Khan], The Aristocats 70 [Old Lawyer], Bedknobs and Broomsticks 71, Robin Hood 73, The Rescuers 77 [Madame Medusa])

Supervising Animator: DISNEY 39-41 (Bambi 42 [Bambi, Thumper])


KAHN, Samuel (Sam)

Animator?: FLEISCHER -30-31-


KAKUDO, Howard (5 Oct 1906-7 June 2000)

Layouts: DISNEY -38- (Pluto)

Animator: JAM HANDY 40s (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 48 [for Montgomery Ward & Co.])


KALUZA, Leszek Jan (Les) (1930- )

Animator: STUDIO FILMOW RYSUNKOWYCH (Poland) c50-55 (Opowiezdal dzieciol sowie 51, O kacze plotce 54, Pani twardowska 55); FILMATION c67-73 (Fantastic Voyage 68, The Archie Show 68, The Batman/Superman Hour 68 [Two Penguis Too Many, Superman: Can a Luthor Change His Spots?, The Cool Cruel Mr. Freeze], The Hardy Boys 69, Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down 70 [Computer Suitor], Archie's Fun House 70, Sabrina and the Groovy Ghoulies 70, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 72, Journey Back to Oz 74)

Animator/Layouts: FILMATION c71-73 (The Brady Kids 72-74)

Layouts: FILMATION c73-81 (Treasure Island 73, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 75-79, Lassie's Rescue Rangers 73-75, Star Trek 73-75, The US of Archie 74, The New Adventures of Gilligan 74, Tarzan Lord of the Jungle 76, The New Adventures of Batman 77, Space Sentinels 77, The Fat Albert Halloween Special 77, The Fat Albert Christmas Special 77, Sport Billy 79-80, The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle/Quacula 79-80, A Snow White Christmas 80, Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All 82, Mighty Mouse in The Great Space Chase 82); CALICO ENTERTAINMENT c89-92 (Widget the World Watcher 90, Bubsy 93)

Owner/Animator/Director/Producer: LES KALUZA PRODUCTIONS c70+ (The Owl and the Pussycat 71, Potpourri 72, Why 73, O La La 74, Boogie Woogie Cat 90)

Assistant Animator: MURAKAMI-WOLF-SWENSON c76 (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Mouse and His Child 77)

Layout Supervisor: FILMATION c79-80 (The New Adventures of Tom and Jerry 80, Blackstar 81, The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! 81)

Overseas Animation Director/Supervisor: HANNA-BARBERA c83-87 (The Snorks 84-88, Yogi's Treasure Hunt 85-88, The Flintstone Kids 86-88); CALICO ENTERTAINMENT (Mr. Bogus, Moo Family Specials); SABAN INTERNATIONAL (Walter Melon, Nascar Racers, The Avengers); NICKELODEON c01-02 (Dora the Explorer 02-03)

NOTE: Born in Poland. Emigrated to USA 60. Worked in animation along with wife Erna.


KANE, Gerald [also Gerard] (Gerry)

Assistant Animator: FINE ARTS FILMS c69 (Shinbone Alley 70)

Animator: MELENDEZ (A Boy Named Charlie Brown 69)


KANE, Robert (Bob) [nee Robert KAHN] (24 Oct 1915-3 Nov 1998)

Inker/Opaquer: FLEISCHER c34

Creator/Story: SAM SINGER/TRANS-ARTIST PRODUCTIONS c60 (Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse 60-61); AL BRODAX/KING FEATURES c66-68 (Cool McCool 66-69)

NOTE: Comic Book artist 36-68 (Batman); Newspaper Strip artist 43-46 (Batman)



Animator?: FLEISCHER -30-31-


KAPLAN, Ervin L. (Erv)

Color Designer: UPA c56-57 (Mr. Magoo 57/58 [Magoo's Private War 57, Scoutmaster Magoo 58])

Backgrounds: UPA c57 (Ham and Hattie 58); PARAMOUNT c59-62 (Popeye 61-63); DISNEY c62 (A Square Peg in a Round Hole 63); FILMATION 63 (His Mother Marveled 63)

Background Director: FILMATION c67-69 (Fantastic Voyage 68, The Batman/Superman Hour 68-69, Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down 70)

Director of Color: FILMATION c72-85 (Star Trek 73-75, Journey Back to Oz 74, The US of Archie 74, The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty 75, The Fat Albert Christmas Special 77, Sport Billy 79-80, The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle/Quacula 79-80, The New Adventures of Tom and Jerry 80-82, Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure 82, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 83-85, He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special 85, She-Ra: Princess of Power 85-86)

Cinematographer: FILMATION c86 (Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night 87)

Key Backgrounds: DEEDLE-DEE PRODUCTIONS c96-05 (King of the Hill 97-06)


KARP, Hubert (Hubie) (1915-1953)

Story: DISNEY c38-44; SCHLESINGER/WARNER BROS. 44-45 (Looney Tunes [The Great Piggy Bank Robbery 46] [Bob CLAMPETT Unit])

NOTE: DISNEY Newspaper Strip writer 42-44 (Mickey Mouse, Silly Symphony, Joe Carioca)


KARP, Lynn Theodore (8 Sept 1905-20 Aug 1992)

Animator: DISNEY 10 Aug 36-18 May 42 (Silly Symphony 38-39 [Farmyard Symphony 38, The Ugly Duckling 39], Mickey Mouse 39 [The Pointer], Pinocchio 40 [Figaro], Fantasia 40 [Pastoral Symphony], Donald Duck 40 [Donald's Vacation], Bambi 42 [Quails])

NOTE: Newspaper Strip and Comic Book writer/artist c43-64


KARP, Robert Louis (Bob) (5 Mar 1911-Aug 1975)

Animator: DISNEY c33 (Silly Symphony 33 [Lullaby Land])

Story: FILMATION 60s (DC Heroes)

NOTE: DISNEY Newspaper Strip writer 38-75 (Donald Duck 38-75, Merry Menagerie 47-62, True-Life Adventures 50s); Comic Book writer 42 (Donald Duck)


KARPÉ, Karl (1 Jan 1899-Jan 1984)

Layouts: DISNEY 37-41/42-49 (Victory Through Air Power 43, Three Is a Crowd 44, Goofy 44/51 [How to Play Golf 44, How to Play Football 44, Home Made Home 51], Pluto 45-50, Mickey Mouse 45-48)

NOTE: In DISNEY Comic Strip Department as inker/letterer 40-42


KARRBERG, Chester (Chet) (1910-1931)

Animator: LANTZ 30-31 (Oswald the Rabbit 31 [The Fireman, Sunny South, Country School, The Bandmaster, North Woods, Stone Age, Radio Rhythm, Kentucky Belle, Hot Feet])


KASHDAN, George (1928- )

Story: TRANS-LUX/ORIOLO c63-64 (The Mighty Hercules 63-65); FILMATION c66-67 (The New Adventures of Superman 66-67; The Superman-Aquaman Hour of Adventure 67-68 [Justice League of America 67])



Color Artist/Backgrounds: UPA c53 (Mr. Magoo 53 [Magoo Slept Here], Gerald McBoing Boing 53 [Gerald McBoing Boing's Symphony])


KATZ, Raymond G. (Ray)

Production Supervisor: SCHLESINGER/WARNER BROS. 33-44


KATZ, Samuel (Sam)



KAUFMAN, Millard (2 Dec 1915-28 Nov 2007)

Story: UPA c48-50 (Mr. Magoo 49, Fox and Crow 50)



Assistant Animator/Animator: DISNEY c40-41 (Pluto 40-41 [Pluto's Playmate 41], Dumbo 41)

Head Animator: U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE FIRST MOTION PICTURE UNIT c41-46 (Army Training Films)



Assistant Animator: KING FEATURES/SUBAFILMS 67 (Yellow Submarine 68); FINE ARTS FILMS c69-70 (Shinbone Alley 70)

Animator: WARNER BROS. c71/79/87-88/89 (A Political Cartoon 72, Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales 79, The Night of the Living Duck 88, Daffy Duck's Quackbusters 88, Box-Office Bunny 90); DE PATIE-FRELENG c71 (Clerow Wilson and the Miracle of P.S. 14 72); BAKSHI c72 (Heavy Traffic 73); FOCUS FILMS c73 (The Mad Magazine TV Special 74); CHUCK JONES c78 (Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile 79); COLOSSAL PICTURES c82/86 (“Cat and Mouse” at Home 83, Flicks 87 [Cat and Mouse sequence]); INTERNATIONAL ROCKETSHIP LTD. c83 (Anijam 84); DISNEY c85/88/89-90/98 (Sport Goofy in Soccermania 86, Back to Neverland 90, Roller Coaster Rabbit 90, The Prince and the Pauper 90, Michael & Mickey 91, Beauty and the Beast 91, Fantasia 2000 99 [Piano Concerto No. 2, Pomp and Circumstance]); AMBLIN c86 (Amazing Stories 87 [Family Dog]); SPÜMCO/NICKELODEON c91 (The Ren & Stimpy Show 92 [Black Hole/Stimpy's Invention]); HYPERION c96 (The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue 97)

Storyboards: BAKSHI c74 (Coonskin 75)

Cartoon Researcher: WARNER BROS. c82 (Twilight Zone: The Movie 83)

Animator/Story Sketch: DISNEY c87 (Who Framed Roger Rabbit 88)

Animator/Story: DISNEY c88 (Tummy Trouble 89); AMBLIN c92 (Trail Mix-Up 93)

Story: DISNEY c92 (The Lion King 94)

Layouts: CARTOON NETWORK c94 (I'm on My way 95); HANNA-BARBERA c94/96 (George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular 95, Short Orders 95, Out and About 97)

Animator/Storyboards: WARNER BROS. c00/02 (Osmosis Jones 01 [Osmosis Jones Mayor]), Looney Tunes: Back in Action 03)

Owner/Animator/Director/Producer: KAUSLER c03 (It's the Cat 04)

Director: CARTOON NETWORK c04 (Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi 05)


KAWAGUCHI, Masao (“Mike”) (1916-4 June 1999)

Backgrounds: DISNEY 61-62; HANNA-BARBERA Early c63-64 (Adventures of Jonny Quest 64-65); KRANTZ/PARAMOUNT c67-68 (Spider-Man 67-69); PANTOMIME PICTURES c69-71 (Hot Wheels 69-71, Sky Hawks 69-71)

Animator: HANNA-BARBERA c67-69 (The Wacky Races 68-70)

Story Director: HANNA-BARBERA c71-73/76-77 (The Roman Holidays 72-73, The New Scooby-Doo Movies 72-74, Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics 77-78)

Layouts: HANNA-BARBERA c76-88 (The C.B. Bears 77-78, Challenge of the Super Friends 78-79, The Godzilla Power Hour 78, The Godzilla Super 90 78-79, Godzilla 79/81, The Godzilla/Globetrotters Adventure Hour 79-80, The Godzilla/Hong Kong Phooey Hour 80-81, The Kwicky Koala Show 81-82, The Smurfs 81-89)


KEARIN, Patrick

Story/Storyboards: CAMBRIA c64-65 (The New Three Stooges 65-66)


KEEFER, Melvin (Mel) (1926- )

Layouts: HANNA-BARBERA c64-65 (Adventures of Jonny Quest 64-65); GRANTRAY-LAWRENCE c66-67 (Marvel Superheroes 66-68); FILMATION c68-69/73 (The Batman/Superman Hour 68-69, The US of Archie 74); PANTOMIME PICTURES c69-70 (Sky Hawks 69-71)

Character Design: FILMATION c81-82 (Black Star 81-83); HANNA-BARBERA c82-83 (The Little Rascals 82-84, The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show 83-84)

Storyboards: FILMATION c83 (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 85-86)

Layout Design: HANNA-BARBERA c87 (The Little Troll Prince 87)


KEENAN, William J. (Bill)

Story: FILMATION c67 (Journey to the Center of the Earth 67-69); RANKIN-BASS c69-71 (The Reluctant Dragon and Mr. Toad 70-72)



Breakdown: DISNEY 60 (101 Dalmatians 61)


KEI, Sam S.

Layout Supervisor: JAY WARD c63-66 (Hoppity Hooper 64-67)



Layouts: LANTZ c38-39 (Oswald the Rabbit 38 [Barnyard Romeo, The Big Cat and the Little Mousie], New Universal Cartoon 38-39 [Nellie the Sewing Machine Girl 38, Nellie the Indian Chief's Daughter 38, Voodoo in Harlem 38, Ghost Town Frolics 38, Bolo-Mola Land 39], Cartune 38-39 [Baby Kittens 38, Soup to Mutts 39, Birth of a Toothpick 39, One-Armed Bandit 39, A-Haunting Will We Go 39, Arabs with Dirty Fezzes 39, Snuffy's Party 39], Car-Tune Comedy 39 [I'm Just a Jitterbug, Little Tough Mice, Crackpot Cruise], Crackpot Cruise 39 [Punchy: Slaphappy Valley], Mello-Drama 39 [The Bird on Nellie's Hat 39, Nellie of the Circus 39], Nertzery Rhyme 39 [Magic Beans, The Sleeping Princess], Andy Panda 40 [Andy Panda Goes Fishing])


KEIL, William B. (Bill) (2 Aug 1916-29 Aug 2003)

Assistant Animator/Animator: DISNEY 40- -59

Animator: DISNEY c55-60 (Goofy's Cavalcade of Sports 56, How to Relax 57, 101 Dalmatians 61); HANNA-BARBERA c60-73 (Loopy de Loop 61-64, Adventures of Jonny Quest 64-65, The Man Called Flintstone 66, Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles 66-68, Scooby-Doo Where Are You 69-71, Where's Huddles? 70, Josie and the Pussycats 70-72, The Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show 71-72, The New Scooby-Doo Movies 72-74, Speed Buggy 73-74)

Animation Co-ordinator: HANNA-BARBERA c72 (Charlotte's Web 73)

Animation Supervisor: HANNA-BARBERA c74-84 (Tom and Jerry 75-76, The All-New Super Friends Hour 77-78, The C.B. Bears 77-78, Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics 77-78, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels 77-80, The Godzilla Power Hour 78, Challenge of the Super Friends 78-79, The Godzilla Super 90 78-79, The New Fred and Barney Show 79, The New Shmoo 79, Godzilla 79/81, The Godzilla/Globetrotters Adventure Hour 79-80, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo 79-80, The Godzilla/Hong Kong Phooey Hour 80-81, The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour 82-83, Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show 84-85)

Unit Director: HANNA-BARBERA c73-75 (Hong Kong Phooey 74-76, Dynomutt Dog Wonder 76-78)


KEITZ, Roddy

Co-Owner/Designer/Producer [with Larry HERNDON]: KEITZ & HERNDON Early 50s- (Jot TV series, TV Commercials [Dr. Pepper et al])


KELLER, Llewellyn (Lew, Lou) (4 July 1912-10 Jan 1996)

Inspirational Sketches/Layouts: DISNEY 38-41 (Bambi 42)

Designer: SHAMUS CULHANE PRODUCTIONS 48- -52 (TV Commercials 48-52 [Halo Shampoo 48/52, Bab-O 51]); RAY PATIN (TV Commercials [JAX Beer, Rainier Beer, Bardahl Motor Oil et al])

Art Director/Designer/Layouts: UPA c53-57 (Gerald McBoing Boing 56, Mr. Magoo 57 [for Bobe CANNON])

Director: UPA [NY] c55-58 (The Gerald McBoing Boing Show 56 [Miserable Pack of Wolves], Ham and Hattie 58-59 [Trees and Jamaica Daddy 58, Sailing and Village Band 58, Spring and Saganaki 58, Picnics Are Fun and Dino's Serenade 59]); JAY WARD 59-69 (Rocky and His Friends 59-61, Hoppity Hooper 64-67, Uncle Waldo's Cartoon Show 65-66, George of the Jungle 67-70)

Story: UPA c58-59 (1001 Arabian Nights of Mr. Magoo 59)




Animator: DISNEY 31/35-36 (Mickey Mouse 31/36 [The Barnyard Broadcast 31, The Beach Party 31, Orphans' Picnic 36, Mickey's Circus 36]); LANTZ 34 (Cartune Classics [Toyland Premiere]); FLEISCHER 38 (Betty Boop 39)

Directing Animator: FLEISCHER c38-39 (Gulliver's Travels 39)


KELLISON, Philip (Phil)

Animator?: GEORGE PAL 40s (Puppetoons); STORYBOARD, INC. 50s (TV Commercials)



Color: SERING D. WILSON INC. 24-25 (Ebenezer Ebony 25)


KELLY, Raymond (Ray)

Story: VAN BEUREN c34-35 (Rainbow Parade 35 [The Foxy Terrier, The Merry Kittens]); MGM 37-

Animator: VAN BEUREN -36; TERRYTOONS 36-37; MGM 37-38- (The Captain and the Kids 38-39)


KELLY, Selby [aka Selby DALEY] (13 Aug 1917-19 June 2005)

Inker/Inbetweener/Assistant Animator/Animator: DISNEY 36-42 (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 37); MGM 42- (Tom and Jerry); WARNER BROS. (Bugs Bunny); LANTZ; CHARLES EAMES; GEORGE PAL 40s (Puppetoons); JAY WARD; BILL MELENDEZ 60s; HANNA-BARBERA; FINE ARTS FILMS c69 (Shinbone Alley 70)

Animator/Designer/Producer: Sesame Street, The Electric Company, TV Commercials

NOTE: Married to animator/cartoonist Walt KELLY and animator Roger DALEY


KELLY, Walter Crawford (Walt) (25 Aug 1913-18 Oct 1973)

Story: DISNEY 35-36 (Silly Symphony)

Animator: DISNEY 36-41 (Mickey Mouse 37- -41 [Clock Cleaners 37, The Little Whirlwind 41, The Nifty Nineties 41], Pinocchio 40 [Geppetto's Workshop], Fantasia 40 [Pastoral Symphony], Dumbo 41 [Crows])

Co-Producer/Story: CHUCK JONES/MGM 69 (The Special Pogo Birthday Special 69)

NOTE: Comic Book writer/artist 42-54 (The Brownies, Albert the Alligator, Pogo, Our Gang, Peter Wheat, Pinocchio, The Three Caballeros); Creator/writer/artist of newspaper strip Pogo 48-73



Story: PANTOMIME PICTURES c69-70 (Hot Wheels 69-71, Sky Hawks 69-71)


KELSEY, Richmond Irwin (Dick) (3 May 1905-3 May 1987)

Layouts: DISNEY 38-41

Backgrounds: DISNEY 38-41/c68-70 (Pinocchio 40, Fantasia 40, Dumbo 41, Bambi 42, Bedknobs and Broomsticks 71)

Story: DISNEY 45- -50 (Make Mine Music 46, Alice in Wonderland 51)

Color and Styling: DISNEY c47 (Melody Time 48)

Cartoon Art Treatment: DISNEY c48 (So Dear to My Heart 49)

Background Design: HANNA-BARBERA c63 (Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! 64)

NOTE: At DISNEY in Comic Strip Department 1941-42; Art Director for CALIFORNIA ARTISTS 53-54, MARCO ENGINEERING CO.



Animator: DISNEY c47 (Donald Duck 48 [The Trial of Donald Duck])



Animator: SCHLESINGER/WARNER BROS. Early 40s [Friz FRELENG Unit]; DISNEY c57-58 (Sleeping Beauty 59)


KERNS, Jack (1920-30 Sept 2004)

Assistant Animator: DISNEY 55-60s; HANNA-BARBERA c65 (The Man Called Flintstone 66); FRED CALVERT PRODUCTIONS c66-73; BAKSHI c74-75 (Coonskin 75)



Animator?: FLEISCHER -30-31-


KESTER, Lenard (10 May 1917-13 Jan 1997)

Backgrounds: SCHLESINGER/WARNER BROS. c40-43 (Porky Pig 41 [Notes to You 41], Merrie Melodies 41-43 [The Fighting 69 1/2th 41, The Cat's Tale 41, The Trial of Mr. Wolf 41, Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt 41, The Wacky Worm 41, Sport Chumpions 41, Rookie Revue 41, Rhapsody in Rivets 41, Hop Skip and a Chump 42, Lights Fantastic 42, Double Chaser 42, Foney Fables 42, The Sheepish Wolf 42, Ding Dong Daddy 42, Pigs in a Polka 43, Fifth Column Mouse 43, Greetings Bait 43], Bugs Bunny 42-44 [The Wabbit Who Came to Supper 42, Fresh Hare 42, Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk 43, Little Red Riding Rabbit 43, Meatless Flyday 44], Daffy Duck 43 [Daffy the Commando 43] [Friz FRELENG Unit]); DISNEY Early 40s (Why We Fight 42, Pluto 44 [Springtime for Pluto 44, First Aiders 44])


KETCHAM, Henry King (Hank) (14 Mar 1920-1 June 2001)

Inbetweener/Assistant Animator: DISNEY c37-39 (Pinocchio 40, Fantasia 40)

Animator: DISNEY c39-41 (The Seven Wise Dwarfs 41); LANTZ 41-42

Story: DE PATIE-FRELENG 80 (Dennis the Menace in “Mayday for Mother” 81)


KEY, Ted (25 Aug 1912-3 May 2008)

Story: SHAMUS CULHANE PRODUCTIONS c58 (Showdown at Ulcer Gulch 58 [for Saturday Evening Post]); JAY WARD c59-62 (The Bullwinkle Show 61-63, TV Commercials [Created Mr. Peabody, Sherman])

NOTE: Magazine cartoonist c42-69 (This Week, Collier's, Saturday Evening Post); Newspaper Strip writer/artist 69-08 (Hazel); Story/Screenplay for Hazel TV Show 61-66, live-action films: DISNEY c70- -77 ($1,000,000 Duck 71, Gus 76, The Cat from Outer Space 78), Digby the Biggest Dog in the World 73


KHIM, Richard

Backgrounds: HANNA-BARBERA c65-79- (The Man Called Flintstone 66, Scooby-Doo Where Are You? 69-71, The Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show 71-72, Dynomutt Dog Wonder 76-78, The C.B. Bears 77-78, Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics 77-78, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels 77-80, Galaxy Goof-Ups 78, Scooby's All-Stars 78-79)


KILTY, Lawrence (Larry) (1917-3 July 2002)


Producer: HANNA-BARBERA c71-76


KIM, Paul

Designer: ACADEMY PICTURES c49-61 (TV Commercials)


KIMBALL, Ward Walrath (4 Mar 1914-8 July 2002)

Inbetweener/Assistant Animator: DISNEY 2 Apr 34-Aug 34 (Silly Symphony 34 [The Wise Little Hen 34, The Goddess of Spring 34], Mickey Mouse 34 [Orphan's Benefit 34])

Assistant Animator: Aug 34-36 (Silly Symphony 34 [The Tortoise and the Hare 35] [Assistant to Ham LUSKE])

Animator: DISNEY 36- -64 (Silly Symphony 36 [Toby Tortoise Returns 36, More Kittens 36, Woodland Café 37, Mother Goose Goes Hollywood 38], Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 37, Donald Duck [The Autograph Hound 39], Saludos Amigos 43, Victory Through Air Power 43, The Three Caballeros 45, Make Mine Music 46 [Willie the Operatic Whale, Peter and the Wolf], Man in Flight 57, Man Is His Own Worst Enemy 62, Mary Poppins 64)

Supervising Animator: DISNEY c37-39 (Fantasia 40 [Bacchus in Pastoral Symphony])

Directing Animator: DISNEY c36- -63 (Pinocchio 40 [Jiminy Cricket], Dumbo 41 [Crows], Fun and Fancy Free 47, Melody Time 48 [Pecos Bill], The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 49, Cinderella 50 [Gus, Jaq, Lucifer the Cat], Alice in Wonderland 51 [Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Walrus and Carpenter, Mad Tea Party, Cheshire Cat], Peter Pan 52, Disneyland Goes to the World's Fair 64)

Animator/Director: DISNEY c52/67 (Melody – Adventures in Music 53, Pacifically Peeking 68)

Director: DISNEY c52-73 (Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom 53, It's Tough to Be a Bird 69, Dad Can I Borrow the Car? 70)

Director/Producer/Story: DISNEY c54-56 (Man in Space 55, Man and the Moon 55, Mars and Beyond 57)

Director/Producer: DISNEY c57 (Magic Highway USA 58)

Story: DISNEY c59 (Eyes Into Outer Space 59)

Animator/Story: DISNEY c62 (Fly with Von Drake 63)

Sequence Director: DISNEY c70-71 (Bedknobs and Broomsticks 71)


KIMMELMAN, Kenneth (Ken) (6 Aug 1940- )

Animator: TERRYTOONS 58-60s; NEWHALL-YOHE c79-80 (Drawing Power 80-81)

Animator/Designer/Producer: PHIL KIMMELMAN & ASSOCIATES 60s+ (Theatricals, Sesame Street TV, The Electric Company commercials)


KIMMELMAN, Philip (Phil) (14 Sept 1910-16 May 1997)

Inbetweener/Assistant Animator: FAMOUS 40s?

Owner/Producer: PHIL KIMMELMAN/KMCP 60s-90s (TV commercials [Cask Mountain Wine 73, Lectric Shave 73/74, Country Club Malt Liquor 74, True Temper 74, Gillette Trac II 76, Pennsylvania Lottery 77, Fanta 90]); KIM & GIFFORD c72 (Schoolhouse Rock! 73)


KING, Harold (Hal)

Animator: [NY Studios?] 30s-36; DISNEY 20 July 36-28 Aug 73 (Donald Duck 40-46 [Donald's Vacation 40, Window Cleaners 40, Fire Chief 40, Timber 41, Early to Bed 41, Truant Officer Donald 41, Old MacDonald Duck 41, The Vanishing Private 42, The Old Army Game 43, Home Defense 43, Trombone Trouble 44, Duck Pimples 45, Wet Paint 46, Lighthouse Keeping 46], Mickey Mouse 41 [Orphan's Benefit], The Three Caballeros 45, Make Mine Music 46, Song of the South 46, Fun and Fancy Free 47, Melody Time 48, Ichabod and Mr. Toad 49, So Dear to My Heart 49, Cinderella 50, Alice in Wonderland 51, Peter Pan 52, Susie the Little Blue Coupé 52, Lady and the Tramp 55, Sleeping Beauty 59, 101 Dalmatians 61, Kids Is Kids 61, The Sword in the Stone 63, The Jungle Book 67, Man on Wheels 67, The Aristocats 70, Bedknobs and Broomsticks 71, Robin Hood 73)


KING, Jack (4 Nov 1895-4 Oct 1958)

Director: HEARST/IFS 20-21 (Judge Rummy 20-21); SCHLESINGER/WARNER BROS. c33-Apr 36 (Buddy 34-35, Beans 35-36, Porky and Beans 35-36, Porky Pig 36); DISNEY Apr 36-46 (Donald Duck 37-48)

Animator: MOSER-TERRY-COFFMAN/AUDIO-CINEMA 30-32; DISNEY 17 June 29-17 May 33//c40-41 (Silly Symphony 32-33 [Santa's Workshop 32, Three Little Pigs 33], Donald Duck 41-42 [Truant Officer Donald 41, Sky Trooper 42]); SCHLESINGER/WARNER BROS. 33-36 (Buddy 33-35, Merrie Melodies 33-35)

Sequence Director: DISNEY c38-48 (Pinocchio 40, Dumbo 41, Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Firing Line 42, The Spirit of '43 43, Defense Against Invasion 43, Saludos Amigos 43, The Three Caballeros 45, Make Mine Music 46, Melody Time 48, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 49)


KING, John

Co-Creator: TRANS-LUX-ORIOLO 58-60 (Felix the Cat 60)


KING, William (Bill)

Animator: GEORGE PAL c46 (Puppetoons/Madcap Models 47 [Animated models])



Assistant Director: DISNEY c41- -48 (Bambi 42, Victory Through Air Power 43, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 49 [Assistant to Jack KINNEY])

NOTE: Wife of Jack KINNEY. Started at DISNEY in Research and Development.


KINNEY, John (Jack) (29 Mar 1909-9 Feb 1992)

Animator: DISNEY 31-38 (Mickey Mouse 31-35 [Mickey's Mechanical Man 33, The Band Concert 35], Silly Symphony 35 [The Cookie Carnival 35])

Sequence Director: DISNEY c38-48/56-57 (Pinocchio 40, Dumbo 41, Saludos Amigos 43, Victory Through Air Power 43, The Three Caballeros 45, Make Mine Music 46, Fun and Fancy Free 47, Melody Time 48, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 49, Man in Flight 57, How to Relax 57)

Story Director: DISNEY (Mickey Mouse [The Brave Little Tailor 38, Mickey's Trailer 38, Society Dog Show 39]; Pluto [Bone Trouble 40]); HANNA-BARBERA c78-82 (Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo 79-80, The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour 82-83)

Director: DISNEY c39-57 (Goofy 40-45/49-53 [Goofy's Glider 40, Baggage Buster 41, The Art of Skiing 41, The Art of Self Defense 41, How to Play Baseball 42, The Olympic Champ 42, How to Swim 42, How to Fish 42, Victory Vehicles 43, How to Be a Sailor 44, How to Play Golf 44, How to Play Football 44, Tiger Trouble 45, African Diary 45, Californy ‘er Bust 45, Hockey Homicide 45, Tennis Racquet 49, Goofy Gymnastics 49, Motor Mania 50, Hold That Pose 50, Lion Down 51, Home Made Home 51, Cold War 51, Tomorrow We Diet 51, Get Rich Quick 51, Fathers Are People 51, No Smoking 51, Father's Lion 52, Hello Aloha 52, Man's Best Friend 52, Two Gun Goofy 52, Teachers Are People 52, Two Weeks Vacation 52, How to Be a Detective 52, Father's Day Off 53, For Whom the Bulls Toil 53, Father's Week End 53, How to Dance 53, How to Sleep 53], Figaro 43 [Figaro and Cleo 43], The Brave Engineer 50, Football-Now and Then 53, Donald Duck 54 [Donald's Diary 54], Chip 'n' Dale 54 [The Lone Chipmunks 54], Pigs Is Pigs 54, Casey Bats Again 54, Social Lion 54, TV cartoons 54-57); UPA c58-59 (1001 Arabian Nights of Mr. Magoo 59); PARAMOUNT c61-62 (Krazy Kat 62-63)

Director/Story: DISNEY c54 (The Goofy Success Story 55)

Story/Storyboards: DISNEY c55 (Goofy's Cavalcade of Sports 56); SNOWBALL c59-60 (Beany and Cecil 60-61); CAMBRIA c64-65 (The New Three Stooges 65-66)

Owner/Director: JACK KINNEY PRODUCTIONS c60-61 (Popeye 60-61 [for KING FEATURES])

Co-Owner/Director: KINNEY-ADELQUIST c57-67


KINNEY, Richard Timothy (Dick) (15 Dec 1916-24 Mar 1985)

Inbetweener: LANTZ 38

Story: HARMAN-ISING c38; DISNEY 14 Mar 39- -9 June 56 (Goofy 45/47/49-53 [Hockey Homicide 45, Foul Hunting 47, Tennis Racquet 49, Goofy Gymnastics 49, Motor Mania 50, Hold That Pose 50, Lion Down 51, Home Made Home 51, Cold War 51, Tomorrow We Diet 51, Get Rich Quick 51, Fathers Are People 51, No Smoking 51, Father's Lion 52, Hello Aloha 52, Two Gun Goofy 52, Teachers Are People 52, How to Be a Detective 52, Father's Day Off 53, For Whom the Bulls Toil 53, Father's Week End 53, How to Dance 53], Make Mine Music 46, Donald Duck 46/47/54/55/56 [Frank Duck Brings 'Em Back Alive 46, Chip an' Dale 47, Donald's Diary 54, Up a Tree 55, Chips Ahoy 56], The Brave Engineer 50, Pluto 50-51 [Pluto and the Gopher 50, Primitive Pluto 50, Puss-Café 50, Pests of the West 50, Food for Feudin' 50, Camp Dog 50, Cold Storage 51], Chip ‘n' Dale 54 [The Lone Chipmunks], Casey Bats Again 54, Social Lion 54, Jack and Old Mack 56, A Cowboy Needs a Horse 56, Disneyland 56-61 [At Home with Donald Duck 56, Four Fabulous Characters 57, How to Relax 57, The Adventures of Chip ‘n' Dale 59, The Coyote's Lament 61]); LANTZ 56/58-59/61-62 (Woody Woodpecker 56-57/62-63 [Niagara Fools 56, Red Riding Hoodlum 56, The Unbearable Salesman 57, Room and Bored 62, Careless Caretaker 62, Stowaway Woody 63, The Tenant's Racket 63], The Beary Family 62-63 [Fowled-Up Family 62, Mother's Little Helper 62, Charlie's Mother-in-Law 63]), Chilly Willy 63 [Pesky Pelican]; UPA c56-58/60/63-64 (Mr. Magoo 57-60 [Magoo's Cruise 57, Magoo Saves the Bank 57, Love Comes to Magoo 58, Gumshoe Magoo 58, Bwana Magoo 59, Magoo's Homecoming 59, Magoo's Lodge Brother 59, Magoo Meets Frankenstein 60, Fish ‘n' Tricks 60, Base on Bawls 60, Inside Magoo 60], 1001 Arabian Nights 59, The Dick Tracy Show 61 [A Case for Alarm, The Platterpuss Plot], The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo 64-65); TERRYTOONS c58-60/62-64 (The Deputy Dawg Show 59-60, Hashimoto 61 [Night Life in Tokyo], Hector Heathcote 61 [The Unsung Hero], The Hector Heathcote Show 63-65); JACK KINNEY PRODUCTIONS/KING FEATURES c60 (Popeye 60 [Barbecue for Two]); FORMAT FILMS c60 (The Alvin Show 61); FINE ARTS FILMS c69 (Shinbone Alley 70); HANNA-BARBERA c74-75 (The New Tom and Jerry Show aka The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape Show 75-76, The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show 76)

NOTE: Brother of Jack KINNEY. Wrote stories for DISNEY Overseas Comic Book Program 63-82 (Donald Duck, Fethry Duck, Hard Haid Moe, Uncle Scrooge, Goofy, Mad Madam Mim, Double-O-Duck, Belle Duck, Rockerduck, Super Goof)


KIRBY, Jack [nee Jacob KURTZBERG] (28 Aug 1917-1994)

Inbetweener: FLEISCHER 9/35-2/37 (Popeye 35-37, Color Classic Cartoons 35-37)

Presentation Boards/Story Consultant/Storyboards: DE PATIE-FRELENG 78 (The New Fantastic Four 78-79)

Character Designer: HANNA-BARBERA c78/80-84 (The New Shmoo 79, Space Stars 81-82 [Space Ghost, Herculoids], The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show 83-84, Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show 84-85)

Character Designer/Creative Consultant: RUBY-SPEARS 80-86 (Thundarr the Barbarian 80-82, Goldie Gold and Action Jack 81-82, Mr. T 83-86, Turbo Teen 84-85, Centurions 85-86, Sectaurs 85, Rambo 86, Chuck Norris' Karate Kommandos 86, Lazer Tag Academy 86-87)

NOTE: Newspaper Strip writer/artist (Count of Monte Cristo, Diary of Dr. Hayward, Abdul Jones, The Black Hole); Comic Book writer/artist (Captain America, Manhunter, Boy Commandos, Sandman, Challengers of the Unknown, Bullseye, Green Arrow, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Avengers, The Mighty Thor, Forever People, New Gods, Jimmy Olsen, Demon, Kamandi)


KIRK, Robert (Bob)

Animator: MGM c67 (Tom and Jerry 67 [Cannery Rodent 67]); DE PATIE-FRELENG c72-81 (Bailey's Comets 73-75, Baggy Pants and the Nitwits 77-78, What's New Mr. Magoo? 77-79, Pink Panther 78 [Pink Arcade, Pink Bananas, Pink UFO, Sprinkle Me Pink, Supermarket Pink, Toro Pink], All-New Pink Panther Show 78-79, The Fantastic Four 78-79, The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat 82)

Sequence Director: MARVEL/SUNBOW c84-87 (G.I. Joe 85-87, Jem 86-88)

Director: MARVEL/SUNBOW c86 (G.I. Joe: The Movie 87)


KIRSANOFF, Anatole (Tolly) (2 Sept 1911-2 May 1973)

Animator: SCHLESINGER/WARNER BROS. 40s (Point Rationing of Food 43); UPA 50s; HANNA-BARBERA c64-67 (Adventures of Jonny Quest 64-65, The Hillbilly Bears 65-66, The Secret Squirrel Show 67-68); FILMATION c73 (Journey Back to Oz 74)

Sequence Director: FILMATION 60s (The Batman/Superman Hour 68-69)

NOTE: Born in Russia


KISSANE, Ruth (10 Jan 1929-23 Jan 1990)

Animator: DISNEY 54-58; UPA; CHURCHILL-WEXLER FILMS; FORMAT FILMS; PLAYHOUSE PICTURES; MELENDEZ c69 (The Rainbow Bear 70); DE PATIE-FRELENG c74 (The Tiny Tree 75); HUBLEY c75-77 (Everybody Rides the Carousel 75, W.O.W. 75, The Doonesbury Special 77); BOSUSTOW c77 (Legend of John Henry 78, Nate the Great 78); NEPENTHE PRODUCTIONS c77 (Watership Down 78); DE PATIE-FRELENG; CHUCK JONES ENTERPRISES; WARNER BROS. c78 (Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales 79); REITMAN-MOGEL/COLUMBIA c79-80 (Heavy Metal 81); FILMATION c86 (Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night 87)

Layouts: MELENDEZ c65-71 (A Charlie Brown Christmas 65, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown 66, A Boy Named Charlie Brown 69, Snoopy Come Home 72)

Director: JOHN SUTHERLAND 72 (Captain Kangaroo Show 72)

Co-Director: FILM ROMAN c87-88 (Garfield: His Nine Lives 88)



Animator: HEARST IFS c16-18 (Krazy Kat 16-17)

Layouts/Background Design: WARNER BROS. c42-45 (Point Rationing of Foods 43, Merrie Melodies 44-46 [The Weakly Reporter 44, The Eager Beaver 45, Fresh Airedale 45, Scent-imental Over You 46], Bugs Bunny 45-46 [Hare Conditioned 45, Hare Tonic 45, Hair-Raising Hare 46] [Chuck JONES Unit]

Owner/Director/Producer: ANIMATION INC. c46-67 (TV Commercials)

Story Director: HANNA-BARBERA c68-72 (The Perils of Penelope Pitstop 69-71, The Harlem Globetrotters 70-73)

Director: HANNA-BARBERA c72-73 (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids 73-74)


KLEIN, Isadore (I., Izzy) (12 Oct 1897-30 Jan 1986)

Animator/Story: HEARST IFS 16-18 (Krazy Kat 16-17, Katzenjammer Kids 16-18, Happy Hooligan 16-18, Judge Rummy 18, Silk Hat Harry); BARRÉ-BOWERS 18 (Mutt and Jeff 18); JEFFERSON FILM CORP. 21-25 (Mutt and Jeff 21-25); ASSOCIATED ANIMATORS 25-26 (Mutt and Jeff 25-26); MOSER-TERRY-COFFMAN/AUDIO-CINEMA 30-32 (Terrytoons 30-32, Farmer Al Falfa 31-32); VAN BEUREN 34-35; MINTZ/COLUMBIA 35-36 (Scrappy 35-36, Barney Google 35-36); DISNEY c35-37 [Silly Symphony 36-38 [Toby Tortoise Returns 36, Mother Goose Goes Hollywood 38]); FAMOUS c52 (Noveltoon 53 [Huey's Ducky Daddy]); PARAMOUNT 62-64 (Noveltoon 62 [Fiddlin' Around], Modern Madcap 65 [Cagey Business])

Animator: MOSER-TERRY-COFFMAN 30 (The Explorer 31); VAN BEUREN 34 (Toddle Tales 34 [Grandfather's Clock], Rainbow Parade 34-35 [The Parrotville Fire Department 34, The Pastrytown Wedding 34, The Sunshine Makers 35]); TED ESHBAUGH c34 (The Pastrytown Wedding 34); MINTZ/COLUMBIA 35-36 (Barney Google 35 [Patch Mah Britches], Color Rhapsody 36 [Glee Worms]); DISNEY 36-40 (Silly Symphony 36-38 [Mother Pluto 36, Woodland Café 37, The Moth and the Flame 38, Wynken Blynken and Nod 38, Mother Goose Goes Hollywood 38], Donald Duck 37 [Donald's Ostrich], Mickey Mouse 37-38 [Magician Mickey 37, Lonesome Ghosts 37, Mickey's Trailer 38], Ferdinand the Bull 38, Goofy 39 [Goofy and Wilbur]); TERRYTOONS 42 (Nancy 42 [School Daze, Doing Their Bit]); PARAMOUNT c60-62 (Jeepers & Creepers 60 [Scouting for Trouble], The Cat 60 [Top Cat], Noveltoon 60-62 [Silly Science 60, Alvin's Solo Flight 61, TV or Not TV 62], Abner the Baseball 61, Popeye 61-63, Swifty & Shorty 64 [Fizzicle Fizzle, Fix That Clock], Comic King 62 [Beetle Bailey: Home Sweet Swampy, Psychological Testing], Beetle Bailey and His Friends 62, Modern Madcap 63-64 [One Weak Vacation 63, Nearsighted and Far Out 64]); HAL SEEGER c64-67 (Milton the Monster 65-68, Batfink 67)

Story: MINTZ/COLUMBIA c35 (Scrappy 35 [Let's Ring Doorbells]); TERRYTOONS c42 (Super Mouse: The Mouse of Tomorrow); TERRYTOONS 40-44 (Farmer Al Falfa, Super Mouse 42 [The Mouse of Tomorrow], Mighty Mouse 43-45); FAMOUS (Little Lulu 45-48 [Snap Happy 45, Man's Pest Friend 45, Bored of Education 46, A Bout with a Trout 47, The Dog Show-Off 48], Popeye 46-51/54-57 [Klondike Casanova 46, Rodeo Romeo 46, The Fistic Mystic 46, Popeye and the Pirates 47, Wotta Knight 47, All's Fair at the Fair 47, Wigwam Whopee 48, Popeye Meets Hercules 48, A Wolf in Sheik's Clothing 48, Popeye's Premiere 49, Hot-Air Aces 49, Silly Hillbilly 49, How Green Is My Spinach? 50, Popeye Makes a Movie 50, Let's Stalk Spinach 51, Popeye's 20th Anniversary 54, Greek Mirthology 54, Private Eye Popeye 54, Penny Antics 55, Beaus Will Be Beaus 55, Gift of Gag 55, Assault and Flattery 56, Insect to Injury 56, Parlez Vous Woo 56, Nearlyweds 57], Noveltoon 46-52/54-57 [The Goal Rush 46, Madhattan Island 47, The Wee Men 47, We're in the Honey 48, The Mite Makes Right 48, The Little Cut-Up 49, Leprechaun's Gold 49, Teacher's Pest 50, Goofy Goofy Gander 50, Hold the Lion Please 51, Land of Lost Watches 51, Audrey the Rain Maker 51, Cat Tamale 51, Law and Audrey 52, City Kitty 52, The Case of the Cockeyed Canary 52, Crazy Town 54, Candy Cabaret 54, Dizzy Dishes 55, Sleuth But Sure 56, Pedro and Lorenzo 56, Fishing Tackler 57], Screen Song 48-51 [Sing or Swim 48, Readin' Ritin' and Rhythmetic 48, The Emerald Isle 49, Spring Song 49, Toys Will Be Toys 49, The Big Flame-Up 49, Strolling Thru the Park 49, Snow Foolin' 49, Fiesta Time 50, Miners Forty Niners 51], Casper 50-57 [Casper's Spree Under the Sea 50, Once Upon a Rhyme 50, Casper Comes to Clown 51, Ghost of the Town 52, Cage Fright 52, Pig-a-Boo 52, Spook No Evil 53, North Pal 53, Do or Diet 53, Boo Moon 54, Casper Genie 54, Boos and Arrows 54, Boo Ribbon Winner 54, Spooking with a Brogue 55, Red White and Boo 55, Dutch Treat 56, Ghost of Honor 57], Kartune 52-53 [Dizzy Dinosaurs 52, Forest Fantasy 52, Philharmaniacs 53, Invention Convention 53], Herman and Katnip 53-54 [Of Mice and Magic 53, Herman the Catoonist 53, Surf and Sound 54]); PARAMOUNT 61-67 (Popeye 61, Noveltoon 62-63 [Good and Guilty 62, Yule Laff 62, Gramps to the Rescue 63, Tell Me a Bad-Time Story 63], Modern Madcap 61/63 [The Phantom Moustacher 61, Harry Happy 63], GoGo Toon 67 [The Opera Caper])

Animator/Director: KLEIN (TV Commercials 60s, Tick Tock 67)


KLEIN, Philip (Phil)

Animator: VAN BEUREN -35-; DISNEY c36-41; FAMOUS 42-48- (Popeye)





KLINE, Lester R. (Les) (3 Apr 1906-22 Mar 1997)

Animator: DISNEY 27; FLEISCHER; LANTZ 30-38/44-48/59-69 (Oswald the Rabbit 31-38, Pooch the Pup 33, Meany Miny and Moe 36-37, Woody Woodpecker 44/46/48/59-69, Windy & Breezy 58-59, Chilly Willy 60/66-70, Inspector Willoughby 63-65, The Beary Family 63-71); TV SPOTS; PAUL FENNELL; CASCADE; WOLF; CHERTOK PRODUCTIONS

Director: LANTZ 38-48 (Oswald the Rabbit 38, Baby Face Mouse 38, Nertsery Rhyme 39, Andy Panda 42-49, Woody Woodpecker 44-48)


KLING, Heywood (“Woody”) [also Heyward KLING]

Story: PARAMOUNT c65-66 (Honey Halfwitch 66 [Trick or Cheat, The Defiant Giant, Potions and Notions]), Modern Madcap 66-67 [A Balmy Knight 66, A Wedding Knight 66, Baa Baa Blacksmith 67]); HAL SEEGER c66-67 (Milton the Monster 65-68, Batfink 66-67); DE PATIE-FRELENG c71-72 (The Houndcats 72-73); HANNA-BARBERA c72-73 (Speedy Buggy 73-74)

Owner/Director/Producer/Story: KLING STUDIOS 70s (TV Commercials)

Co-Owner/Director/Producer/Story: RAPHAEL-WOLF-KLING 70s (TV Commercials)


KLYNN, Herbert David (Herb) (11 Nov 1917-3 Feb 1999)

Director: U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS MOTION PICTURE UNIT c42-44; DE PATIE-FRELENG c73 (The Incredible Indelible Magical Physical Mystery Trip 73)

Backgrounds/Color Styling: UPA 44-50 (Fox and Crow 48-49, Mr. Magoo 49-50, Gerald McBoing Boing 51)

Production Manager: UPA c52-55 (The Tell-Tale Heart 53, The Rise of Duton Lang 55)

Co-owner/President/Executive Producer [with Jules ENGEL and Buddy GETZLER]: FORMAT FILMS Aug 59-72 (TV Commercials 59-72, The Alvin Show 61-62, The Lone Ranger 66-69, The Spy Swatter 67, Curiosity Shop 71-72, Daffy Duck & Speedy Gonzales [for WARNER BROS.])

NOTE: Vice-President and Chief of Production: UPA c53-59; Title Designer: I Spy 65-68;

Creator: The Duck Factory 80


KNEITEL, Abner (31 Aug 1914-June 1980)

Animator: FLEISCHER c39-42 (Gulliver's Travels 39, Stone Age 40, Popeye 40-42, Mr. Bug Goes to Town 41); FAMOUS 42-44 (Popeye 43, Little Lulu 44, Noveltoon 44)

NOTE: Brother of Seymour KNEITEL


KNEITEL, Seymour Holzter (16 Mar 1908-30 July 1964)

Animator: FLEISCHER 25-41 (Talkartoon 31-32, Screen Song 32-34, Popeye 33-42, Color Classic 35-36, Stone Age 40)

Directing Animator: FLEISCHER 38-41 (Gulliver's Travels 39, Mr. Bug Goes to Town 41)

Story: FLEISCHER 41-42 (Popeye 41, Superman 41-42)

Director: FAMOUS 42-64 (Superman 42, Popeye 42-57, Little Lulu 43-48, Cilly Goose 44, Herman and Henry 44-45, Noveltoons 45-64, Buzzy the Crow 47-54, Herman 47, Herman and Katnip 47-59, Casper 49-57, Lightning 50, Screen Song 50, Land of the Lost 51, Kartunes 51-53, Baby Huey 51-59, Little Audrey 47-48/52-57, Tommy Tortoise and Moe Hare 48); PARAMOUNT 57-64 (Little Audrey 58, Casper 58-59, Modern Madcaps 59-64, Jeepers and Creepers 60, Skit and Skat 60, The Cat 60-61, Abner the Baseball 61, Little Lulu 61-62, Goodie the Gremlin 61-62, Beetle Bailey and His Friends 62, Snuffy Smith 62, Krazy Kat 62, Swifty and Shorty 64, Zippy Zeipher 64)

NOTE: Brother of Abner KNEITEL


KNIGHT, Benjamin (“Tack”) (1895-1976)

Animator: ANIMATED FILM CORP. 15-17 (Creation 16); KGO-TV 50

Story: DISNEY 35; FLEISCHER 39-40


KNITCH, Thomas (Tom)

Designer: ACADEMY PICTURES c49-61 (TV Commercials)


KNOWLES, Thomas (Tom)

Character Designer/Story/Storyboards: HANNA-BARBERA 60s (The Flintstones, Jonny Quest, Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear); FILM ROMAN; CALICO; WARNER BROS.

Backgrounds: HANNA-BARBERA c65 (The Man Called Flintstone 66)

Layouts: FILMATION c69 (Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down 70)

Storyboard Director: HANNA-BARBERA c75-76 (Dynomutt 76-77)



Story: WARNER BROS. c60-61 (Daffy Duck 61 [Quackodile Tears], Looney Tunes 62 [Martian Through Georgia])


KOHN, William (Bill)

Layouts: SAM NICHOLSON/CRESTON c60 (Calvin and the Colonel 61)


KOMAR, Helen

Animator: FAMOUS/PARAMOUNT 60s-65 (Popeye, Casper); KRANTZ/PARAMOUNT c67-68 (Spider-Man 67-69); TV Commercials; KRANTZ/BAKSHI c70-72 (Fritz the Cat 72); RICHARD WILLIAMS 70s (Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure 78); DandR/SHERRISS 74 (Really Rosie 75)



Producer: ANIMATED PICTURES CORPORATION c30 (Simon the Monk 30 [Hobo Hero, Monkeydoodle])


KOPIETZ, Fred J. (16 Jan 1909-Sept 1992)

Inbetweener: IWERKS 30

Animator: IWERKS 30-33; LANTZ 33-40 (Pooch the Pup 33, Oswald the Rabbit 33-38, Meany Miney and Moe 36-37, Nertsery Rhyme 39, Andy Panda 40); DISNEY c41-46/57-60/66 (Donald Duck 42/45-46/61 [The Village Smithy 42, Cured Duck 45, Dumbbell of the Yukon 46, Sleepy Time Donald 47, Donald and the Wheel 61], Sleeping Beauty 59, Man on Wheels 67)

Director: LANTZ 38 (Oswald the Rabbit)


KOROBKIN, Leonard (Len)

Story: RANKIN-BASS c65 (Mad Monster Party 66)


KOSSOFF, Paul B. (15 Mar 1897-18 May 1991)

Animator: DISNEY c37-40 (Fantasia 40 [Rite of Spring])

Effects Animator: DISNEY c40 (Donald Duck 41 [Golden Eggs, A Good Time for a Dime], Mickey Mouse 41 [The Little Whirlwind, A Gentleman's Gentleman, Canine Caddy, The Nifty Nineties], Pluto 41 [Pluto's Playmate], Bambi 42)


KOUZEL, Alfred (Al) (2 Apr 1923-6 Sept 1990)

Animator: TERRYTOONS 50s-58

Character Designer/Director: TERRYTOONS 58-60 (The Juggler of Our Lady 58, John Doormat 58-59, The Fabulous Firework Family 59); PARAMOUNT c61 (Beetle Bailey and His Friends 62, Krazy Kat 62)

Co-Owner [with Eli BAUER]/Producer/Designer: ARIEL PRODUCTIONS c67+ (TV Commercials, Winky Dink and You 69-70, Sesame Street)

Sequence Director: MARVEL/SUNBOW c84-85 (G.I. Joe 85-86)



Producer: KRANTZ 66-70/73-74 (Marvel Superheroes 66-68 [with PARAMOUNT and GRANTRAY-LAWRENCE], Spiderman 67-69 [with GRANTRAY-LAWRENCE 66-68], Rocket Robin Hood and His Merry Spacemen 69-70, The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat 74); KRANTZ/BAKSHI 70-72 (Fritz the Cat 72, Heavy Traffic 73)

NOTE: Previously a producer at NBC, director of program development/head of international sales at SCREEN GEMS


KREISL, George L. (27 Jan 1913-Nov 1988)

Animator: DISNEY c39-60 (Mickey Mouse 47-48, Pluto 47-50, Goofy 51, Donald Duck 40/52-53, Lady and the Tramp 55, Duck for Hire 57, Donald's Weekend 58, Duck Flies Coop 59, Sleeping Beauty 59, This Is Your Life Donald Duck 60, Kids Is Kids 61); HANNA-BARBERA c64-68/70-73 (Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! 64, The Man Called Flintstone 66, Jack and the Beanstalk 67, Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor 67-69, The Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show 71-72, Charlotte's Web 73, Speed Buggy 73-74); FILMATION c69/73 (Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down 70, Journey Back to Oz 74)


KREMER, Warren (26 July 1921-24 July 2003)

Animator: FLEISCHER 39-41

Director/Graphic Arts/Storyboards: HARVEY/FAMOUS TV 60-63 (Matty's Funday Funnies 60-62, The New Casper Cartoon Show 63)


KRESSE, William (Bill) (17 June 1933- )

Animator: TERRYTOONS 50s


KROEGER, Lyn (11 July 1930-29 Mar 2008)

Inbetweener: DISNEY 54 (Lady and the Tramp 55); QUARTET FILMS c55-63 (TV Commercials); MELENDEZ c64-65; MURAKAMI-WOLF c65-70s; HABOUSH 70s; LEVITOW-HANSON c72-75; DUCK SOUP 70s; HANNA-BARBERA 80s-84

NOTE: Retired in 1984


KROLL, Helen

Inker?: BARRÉ-BOWERS 17-21 (Mutt and Jeff 17-21)



Animator: FILMATION c67-73 (Fantastic Voyage 68, The Batman/Superman Hour 68-69, The Hardy Boys 69-71, Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down 70, Journey Back to Oz 74)


KRUKOWSKI, William (Bill) [= Paul KRUKOWSKI?]

Animator: FILMATION c69-72 (Archie's Fun House 70-73)



Animator?: FLEISCHER -30-31-


KULEZA, Chester W.

Storyboards: JOHN SUTHERLAND c47-48 (Chiquita Banana Minute Movie Playlets 47-48)



Character Designer/Backgrounds: DISNEY c38-41 (Fantasia 40)


KUPERSMITH, Samuel (Sam)

Animator?: FLEISCHER -30-31-


KURTZ, Robert (Bob)

Story/Storyboards: DISNEY 59-60 (The Emperor's Nightingale [unreleased], The Little Fir Tree [unreleased]); DE PATIE-FRELENG (Pink Panther 65); FORMAT FILMS c60-61 (The Alvin Show 61-62); DE PATIE-FRELENG c64-65 (Pink Panther 65 [Dial “P” for Pink, Pickled Pink, Shocking Pink, The Pink Tail Fly, An Ounce of Pink]); DE PATIE-FRELENG/WARNER BROS. c66 (Cool Cat 67)

Director/Story: DISNEY 60 (Harold and His Amazing Green Plants)

Layouts/Story: PANTOMIME PICTURES c64-65 (Roger Ramjet 65-66)

Designer: JAY WARD c66-69 (George of the Jungle 67-70)

Owner/Director/Producer/Story: KURTZ AND FRIENDS/BOB KURTZ PRODUCTIONS 72-80s (TV Commercials [Chevron, IBM, AT&T, McDonald's, Gallo Wines, Kroger, Sears, Kitty Salmon Cat Food 75, Wild About Anchorage 82 et al], My Son the King 70, How Things Work)

Director/Producer: GEORGE CARLIN c84 (Drawing on My Mind 85)

Co-Writer/Director/Producer: UNICORN PRODUCTIONS c93 (Roman City 94)

NOTE: Writer/Designer/Director of opening titles/special sequences for live-action films c82-06- (A Midsummer's Night Sex Comedy 82, Max Dugan Returns 83, Jetsons: The Movie 90, Honey I Blew Up the Kids 92, Honeymoon in Vegas 92, Jurassic Park 93, Casper 95, Four Rooms 95, A Very Brady Sequel 96, George of the Jungle 97, Minority Report 02, The Pink Panther 06)


KURTZMAN, Harvey (1924-1993)

Story: RANKIN-BASS c68 (Mad Monster Party 68)



Animator?: FAMOUS 50s


KUWAHARA, Robert (Bob) (12 Aug 1901-1964)

Inbetweener: DISNEY 32 [on staff Jan 33]-33

Story/Story Sketch: DISNEY 33-37 (Silly Symphony 34-35 [The Grasshopper and the Ants 34, The Flying Mouse 34, Who Killed Cock Robin 35, Water Babies 35], Mickey Mouse 36 [Thru the Mirror], Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 37)

Layouts: MGM 37-c42 (The Captain and the Kids 38-39, Count Screwloose and J. R. 39 [Jitterbug Follies])

Character Designer/Story: TERRYTOONS 50-59 (Heckle & Jeckle 61, Hashimoto 59/62-63)

Director: TERRYTOONS/CBS 59-66 (Hashimoto 59/62-63, The Deputy Dawg Show 59-60, Deputy Dawg 62, The Adventures of Lariat Sam 62, Hector Heathcote 63, Pitiful Penelope 64, Martian Moochers 66)

Director/Story: TERRYTOONS/CBS c62-64 (The Hector Heathcote Show 63-65)

NOTE: Newspaper Strip writer/artist 45-50 (Miki)


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