Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Takamoto, Iwao.

Title Iwao Takamoto : my life with a thousand characters / Iwao Takamoto ; with Michael Mallory ; foreword by Willie Ito
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2009]
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xi, 206 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction : I am legend? -- A kid of the city -- A Japanese American in time of war -- Manzanar -- Nine old men and a guy named Walt -- Milt -- Tales from D-wing and all that jazz -- Changes -- Bill and Joe -- Hardworking artists and "Lazy Lucy" -- Taking on responsibility by design ... or otherwise -- Reinventing the TV toon with "Jonny Quest" and "Scooby-Doo" -- International expansion -- Falling into "Charlotte's web" -- Hanna-Barbera branches out -- The busiest place on earth -- A studio in flux and a new role as "ambassador" -- An era ends; a legacy lives on
Summary Iwao Takamoto (1925?2007) spent a lifetime in the animation industry and was influential in the creation of some of the most beloved characters in the medium?s history, including Scooby-Doo, Atom Ant, The Jetsons? Astro, The Flintstones? Great Gazoo, and The Wacky Races? Penelope Pittstop and Muttley, all of whom he designed. Iwao Takamoto: My Life with a Thousand Characters is the story of this legendary American artist, told in his own words. Takamoto records his experiences growing up in the heart of Los Angeles as a self-described?street kid? and his wartime ordeal of being sent to a gove
Notes Includes index
Print version record
Subject Takamoto, Iwao.
Animation (Cinematography)
Animators -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Mallory, Michael.
ISBN 1604734779 (electronic bk.)
9781604734775 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paper ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paper ; alk. paper)