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Frank Tashlin (February 19, 1913 - May 5, 1972) was an animator, screenwriter, and director. February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... An animator is one who is involved in the process of animation. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies are made. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...


Tashlin drifted from job to job after dropping out of high school in New Jersey at age 13. In 1930, he started working for Paul Terry as a cartoonist on the Aesop's Film Fables cartoon series, but he was just as much a drifter in his animation career as he had been as a teenager. He moved to Hal Roach's studio in 1933 and started his own comic strip that same year. Tashlin joined Leon Schlesinger's cartoon studio at Warner Bros. in 1936, where his diverse interest and knowledge of the industry brought a new understanding of camerawork to the Warners directors. Tashlin was fired from the studio when he refused to give Schlesinger a cut of his comic strip revenues. He worked briefly for Amadee J. Van Beuren, and in 1938, he worked for Disney in the story department. Afterward, he served as production manager in the animation studio of Charles Mintz in 1941. Tashlin rejoined the Warner directors of "Termite Terrace" in 1943. He stayed with the studio during World War II and worked on numerous wartime shorts, including the Private Snafu educational films. State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D)Acting Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Mighty Mouse, the signature character of the studio. ... Farmer Al Falfa in Amateur Night on the Ark (1923) Aesops Film Fables was a series of animated short subjects, created by American cartoonist, Paul Terry. ... Harold Eugene Hal Roach (January 14, 1892–November 2, 1992) was a United States film and television producer from the 1910s to the 1980s. ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Leon Schlesinger (1884 - December 25, 1949) was a producer at the Warner Bros. ... Warner Bros. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Van Beuren Studios was an animation studio that produced theatrical cartoons from 1928-1936. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Walt Disney Studios refers to several different entities and locations associated with The Walt Disney Company: The Walt Disney Studios is one of the media empires four main operating units. ... Charles B. Mintz was an American film producer and distributor, who took control over Margaret J. Winklers Winkler Pictures after marrying her in 1924. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Termite Terrace is the nickname for the old building on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA where Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were first created. ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... Private Snafu is the title character of a series of black-and-white instructional cartoon shorts produced between 1943 and 1945 during World War II. The character was created by director Frank Capra, chairman of the Armed Forces Motion Picture Unit, and the shorts were written by Theodore Dr. Seuss...


Tashlin quit animation for good in 1946 to become a gag writer for the Marx Brothers and Lucille Ball (among others) as well as a screenwriter. (His role at Termite Terrace was taken over by Robert McKimson.) His live-action films still betray elements of his animation background; Tashlin peppers them with sight gags, breakneck pacing, and unexpected plot twists. During his career, he wrote films for Bob Hope and Red Skelton. He also found work as a director, taking on projects with those actors as well as Jerry Lewis, Doris Day, Jayne Mansfield, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, and Tony Randall. In the 1960s, Tashlin's films lost some of their spark, and his career ended in the latter part of that decade, along with that of most of the stars he had worked with. His final film was The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell starring Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller in 1968. His film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? was placed in the National Film Registry in 2000. 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The brothers in Hollywood: (left to right) Chico, Zeppo, Groucho, Harpo The Marx Brothers were a team of sibling comedians that played in vaudeville, stage plays, film and television. ... Lucille Ball Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American actress, comedian and star of I Love Lucy. ... Robert Bob McKimson, Sr. ... Leslie Townes Hope KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), best known as Bob Hope, was a famous entertainer, having appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, movies and in army concerts. ... Bernard Richard Red Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American comedian born in Vincennes, Indiana who started in vaudeville as a teenager, worked his way up to Broadway shows, secondary roles in MGM movies, radio performances and finally popularity in the early days of TV. His eponymous... Jerry Lewis Joseph Levitch (born March 16, 1926), better known as Jerry Lewis, is a Jewish American comedian, actor, producer, and director known for his slapstick humor and his charity fund-raising telethons for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. ... Doris Day Doris Day (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate. ... Jayne Mansfield Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American actress and sex symbol. ... Kaye entertaining U.S. troops at Sasebo, Japan, 25 Oct 1945 Danny Kaye (January 18, 1913–March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer and comedian. ... Dean Martin in 1965 at a St. ... Tony Randall in 2003 Tony Randall (February 26, 1920 – May 17, 2004) was an American actor. ... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Phyllis Diller (born Phyllis Ada Driver on July 17, 1917, in Lima, Ohio) is an American comedian who is generally considered one of the pioneers of female stand-up comedy. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? is a 1957 20th Century Fox comedy motion picture starring Tony Randall and Jayne Mansfield, with Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell, John Williams, Henry Jones, Lili Gentle, and Mickey Hargitay. ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


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Frank Tashlin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (387 words)
Tashlin joined Leon Schlesinger's cartoon studio at Warner Bros. in 1936, where his diverse interest and knowledge of the industry brought a new understanding of camerawork to the Warners directors.
Tashlin quit animation for good in 1946 to become a gag writer for the Marx Brothers and Lucille Ball (among others) as well as a screenwriter.
In the 1960s, Tashlin's films lost some of their spark, and his career ended in the latter part of that decade, along with that of most of the stars he had worked with.
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