Come join celebrated cartoonists Willie Ito, Tony Benedict, and Jerry Eisenberg as they show their work and share personal stories about their times together in the 1960s, animating, writing, and creating characters for dozens of popular prime time and Saturday morning series.
Willie Ito joined Disney in 1954 (Lady and the Tramp). He worked alongside Chuck Jones at Warner Bros. (Bugs Bunny) from 1955 to 1961. Next was Hanna-Barbera, from 1961 to 1977 (Jetsons, Flintstones, Yogi Bear). He returned to Disney as a staff artist from 1976 to 1997.
Tony Benedict began at Disney in 1956 (Sleeping Beauty). He worked at Hanna-Barbera from 1960 to 1967 (Flintstones, Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Top Cat). He produced art for several TV cartoon series (Beany and Cecil, Tom and Jerry) and video games (Babes in Toyland).
Jerry Eisenberg is well known for his 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoons (Peter Potamus, Huckleberry Hound, Super Friends). He worked at Marvel (Muppet Babies) and Disney in the 1970s and at Warner Bros. Animation in the 1990s (Johnny Bravo, Scooby-Doo).
This event is free and open to the public.
Presented by Michael Dooley’s “Design History of Comics & Animation” class.