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Friz Freleng

Friz Freleng

  • Born on
    • August 21st, 1906
  • Died on
    • May 26th, 1995
Isadore "Friz" Freleng, sometimes credited as I. Freleng, was an American animator, cartoonist, director, and producer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. He introduced and/or developed several of the studio's biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the cat, Yosemite Sam (to whom he was said to bear more than a passing resemblance) and Speedy Gonzales. The senior director at Warners' Termite Terrace studio, Freleng directed more cartoons than any other director in the studio (a total of 266), and is also the most honored of the Warner directors, having won four Academy Awards. After Warners shut down the animation studio in 1963, Freleng and business partner David H. DePatie founded DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, which produced cartoons (notably The Pink Panther Show), feature film title sequences, and Saturday morning cartoons through the early 1980s. The nickname "Friz" came from his friend Hugh Harman, who initially nicknamed him "Congressman Frizby" after a fictional senator that was in articles in the Los Angeles Examiner. Over time this shortened to "Friz".

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Filmography

Director (71 Credits)

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1988Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
1983Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island
1982Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales
1981The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
1964The Pink Phink
1961The Pied Piper of Guadalupe
1960From Hare to Heir
1959Mexicali Shmoes
1959Apes of Wrath
1958Knighty Knight Bugs
1957Show Biz Bugs
1957Three Little Bops
1957Birds Anonymous
1956A Star Is Bored
1955Speedy Gonzales
1955Hyde and Hare
1955Sahara Hare
1955Roman Legion-Hare
1955Lumber Jerks
1954Bugs and Thugs
1953Southern Fried Rabbit
1953Snow Business
195214 Carrot Rabbit
1952A Bird in a Guilty Cage
1952Gift Wrapped
1952Ain't She Tweet
1951Ballot Box Bunny
1951Canned Feud
1951Tweety's S.O.S.
1951Putty Tat Trouble
1951Room and Bird
1951Tweet Tweet Tweety
1950Bunker Hill Bunny
1950Golden Yeggs
1950Big House Bunny
1950All a Bir-r-r-d
1950Canary Row
1949Hare Do
1949High Diving Hare
1949Dough for the Do-Do
1949Bad Ol' Putty Tat
1948Buccaneer Bunny
1948Back Alley Oproar
1948Bugs Bunny Rides Again
1948Kit for Cat
1947Rabbit Transit
1947A Hare Grows in Manhattan
1947Tweetie Pie
1947Slick Hare
1947Tweetie Pie
1947Tweetie Pie
1946Rhapsody Rabbit
1946Racketeer Rabbit
1946Baseball Bugs
1945Herr Meets Hare
1945Hare Trigger
1944Hare Force
1944Little Red Riding Rabbit
1944Stage Door Cartoon
1944Duck Soup to Nuts
1944Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips
1943Daffy - The Commando
1943Pigs in a Polka
1943Yankee Doodle Daffy
1942The Hare-Brained Hypnotist
1942The Wabbit Who Came to Supper
1942Fresh Hare
1941Rhapsody in Rivets
1941Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt
1940You Ought to Be in Pictures
1936The CooCoo Nut Grove

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