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He Shared His Talent With the World
August 23, 2006 7:27 PM   Subscribe

Friz-Freleng-For-All About thirty blogs paid tribute this past Monday to the renowned animator, keeper of pigs, tweety-bird-hungry cats and panthers, and model for the roughest, toughest hombre that ever locked horns with a rabbit. Happy 100th birthday, Friz!
posted by LinusMines (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

For uncouth characters, Yosemite Sam has to be one of my all time favourites.

"Great horny toads! Somebody's been getting footy-prints all over my desert!"
posted by furtive at 7:50 PM on August 23, 2006

I always think of his Warner Brothers work, but I totally forgot he directed those early Pink Panther cartoons. "The Pink Phink" was a fave of mine as a kid, but I never knew it won an oscar and was the first Pink Panther short (after the Pink Panter movie credits).
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:29 PM on August 23, 2006

And of course, props to the great Carl Stalling. It's hard to imagine the cartoons without his music.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:42 PM on August 23, 2006

I gotta say, High Diving Hare is among my favorite shorts. The gag at the end cracks me up every time. Yosemite Sam rules.
posted by rocketman at 11:44 PM on August 23, 2006

How did I miss this grand commemoration? Sufferin' succotash!!!
posted by wendell at 12:30 AM on August 24, 2006

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