Monday, January 08, 2007

R.I.P. Iwao Takamoto 1925 - 2007

Another great member of the Hanna Barbera team has passed on today, Jan.8th.
Iwao Takamoto was HB's best known designer during the 1960s. Takamoto started his career at Walt Disney as an assistant animator.
Here are a couple of posts remembering Iwao posted at Cartoon Brew:
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/archives/2007_01.html#002625
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/archives/2007_01.html#002626
Here is a post from Toon Zone:
http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=14193
I quickly remembered his work in 1990's The Jetson Movie and located a couple of articles showcasing Takamoto's role as supervising director and his thoughts of the animated series.


These articles were originally published in 1990 issues of Comics Scene and Comics Scene Spectacular.

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