Walter Lantz

Walter Lantz (April 27, 1899 – March 22, 1994)[1] was an American cartoonist, animator, producer and director best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody Woodpecker.[2][3]

Walter Lantz
Lantz in 1939
Born(1899-04-27)April 27, 1899
DiedMarch 22, 1994(1994-03-22) (aged 94)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Occupation(s)Animator, producer, director, screenwriter
Years active1912–1972
EmployerWalter Lantz Productions
Notable workWoody Woodpecker
Chilly Willy
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Andy Panda
TelevisionThe Woody Woodpecker Show (1957–1958)
Spouse(s)
Doris Hollister
(m. 1930; div. 1940)

(m. 1940; died 1992)
AwardsAcademy Honorary Award
1979 Lifetime Achievement
Winsor McCay Award
1973 Lifetime Achievement
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