Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Iwao Takamoto (1925-2007)

Today, the world lost one of the great contibutors to animation. Iwao Takamoto began his career at Disney and is best known for the work he did for Hanna-Barbera where he designed, or had a hand in the design, of most of their characters beginning with their second wave. Among his creations; The cast of Scooby-Doo, The Impossibles, Penelope Pitstop, Speedbuggy, The Hillbilly Bears, Captain Caveman, Dastardly and Muttley, and Astro on "The Jetsons."

Cartoon Brew reprints Amid Amidi's informative 1999 interview with Iwao Takomoto from CARTOON BLAST #3.

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