Walter Lantz (April 27, 1899 – March 22, 1994)  was an American cartoonist, animator, producer and director best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody Woodpecker.   Biography [ edit] Early years and start in animation [ edit] Lantz in the January 1925 edition of The American Magazine
Walter Lantz was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, and film director from New Rochelle, New York. He was the eponymous founder of the animation studio Walter Lantz Productions (1928-1972). The studio was initially famous for continuing the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film series from 1928 to 1938.
Mar 18, 2023 · Walter Lantz, (born April 27, 1899, New Rochelle, New York, U.S.—died March 22, 1994, Burbank, California), American motion-picture animator, cartoon producer, and creator of the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker. At age 16, Lantz worked as a newspaper cartoonist and began experimenting with animation that same year.
Walter Benjamin Lantz (April 27, 1899 – March 22, 1994) was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, and director, best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody Woodpecker. Lantz was born in New Rochelle, New York to Italian immigrant parents, Francesco Paolo Lantz...
Walter Lantz Productions was an American animation studio. It was in operation from 1928 to 1972 and was the principal supplier of animation for Universal Studios . The studio was originally formed as Universal Cartoon Studios on the initiative of Universal movie mogul Carl Laemmle , who was tired of the continuous company politics he was ...
Born in 1899 to an immigrant Italian family in New Rochelle, New York, Walter Lantz began working in the field of animation at the age of sixteen. In 1922, he moved to New York City where he assumed a directing position at the John R. Bray Studios. Lantz introduced his first original cartoon creation, Dinky Doodle, in 1924.
Mar 22, 1994 · Walter Lantz Birth 27 Apr 1899 New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA Death 22 Mar 1994 (aged 94) Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA Show Map Plot Cts of Remembrance sec, Columbarium of Radiant Dawn, Map #ELB0 (L wall), Outdoor Gdn Niche 61744