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Friz Freleng

Mostly Credited As: Friz Freleng
Sometimes Credited As: I. Freleng
Isadore Freleng.

Birth Name: Isadore Freleng
Date Of Birth: August 21, 1905 (Age 89)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri
Date Of Death: May 26, 1995
Cause Of Death: natural causes
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)

Friz Freleng



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Friz Freleng was born in Kansas City, Missori, and he began his career working at cartoon studios, such as Walt Disney, Buena Vista, and Harmin Ising, MGW, and with Fred Quimby, and WB, with Leon Schlesinger as a writer and director and animator for Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. His name is Isadore Freleng, which is why he was credited in the earlier cartoons as "I. Freleng". and if you were wondering what the I stood for, it stands for Isadore. He was later credited as "Friz Freleng" when he became a Producer and Executive Producer in 1964 with David H. Depatie, around the same time that Chuck Jones was credited with his autograph. They became producer for cartoons after Warner Brothers closed. At the same time, they were also working on The Pink Panther cartoons. The Pink Panther cartoons were made at the time that Warner Brothers became Warner Brothers Seven Arts, later it became Warner Communications Company. The WB logo is used once again to create a network, and to create spin-offs, like Anamaniacs, even though the company is still a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner and Turner. David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng also formed their own production company DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, or DFE Films. There were many other Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies staff members that also joined them. Those people are Robert McKimson, Bill Lava, Doug Goodwin, Carl Brandt, Eugene Poddany, Dean Elliott, Walter Greene, Henry Mancini, Hawley Pratt, Lee Gunther, Hal Geer, and Maurice Noble. They all worked together to create and produce many more cartoons, including some Dr. Seuss Cartoons, which were originally produced by Chuck Jones, and was planned to be a series in 1970, but the combination didn't work, resulting in the production of several episodes to be cancelled, and Chuck Jones left it entirely, even when a compromise was made, and even though several people from Chuck Jones's staff remained, they eventually left also. The production of the Dr. Seuss cartoons is the perfect example of the evolution of DFE Films. DFE Films continued to produce cartoons for the rest of the 1970s, and also produced many Looney Tunes specials and movies, some of them were completely new, which they also got Chuck Jones back for these cartoons. DFE Films later ran into a couple of problems: Robert McKimson died in 1977, there wasn't very many people left, and they eventually faded out in the 80s. DFE Films merged with Marvel Productions ( they did The New Fantastic Four once, which is a Marvel Comic series. ) and David H. Depatie and Lee Gunther, and several other people remained to work with the company, which is exactly what happened with Chuck Jones's staff with The Dr. Seuss Show. Friz Freleng died in 1995.


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Episode Cast Credits 

Looney Tunes (2003) 
  Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary Special 48x274: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


My World and Welcome to It (1969)• Animator
Tijuana Toads (1969)• Producer
The Ant and The Aardvark (1969)• Producer
Super President (1967)• Producer
Baggy Pants and the Nitwits (1977)• Producer
Here Comes the Grump (1969)• Producer
Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975)• Producer
Spider-Woman (1979)• Executive Producer
The Barkleys (1972)• Producer
The Bugs Bunny Show (1960)• Producer
Looney Tunes (2003)• Animator
• Producer (1929-1995.)
The New Fantastic Four (1978)• Producer
The Pink Panther Show (1969)• Producer
What's New, Mr. Magoo? (1977)• Producer
The Dr. Seuss Show (0)• Executive Producer
Bailey's Comets (1973)• Producer
The Oddball Couple (1975)• Producer
The Super 6 (1966)• Producer
Doctor Doolittle (1970)• Producer
• Creator
The Houndcats (1972)• Creator
• Producer

Episode Crew


Looney Tunes (2003) (Credited in 138 episodes from this show) 
 
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SPEEDY - Pancho's Hideaway 20x16 Oct/24/1964 As: Director
SPEEDY - Nuts and Volts 20x15 Apr/25/1964 As: Director
SPEEDY - Chili Weather 20x13 Aug/17/1963 As: Director
SPEEDY - Mexican Cat Dance 20x12 Apr/20/1963 As: Director
SAM & BUGS - Devil's Feud Cake 03x30 Feb/09/1963 As: Director, Story
The Ant and The Aardvark (1969) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Ant And The Aardvark 01x01 Mar/05/1969 As: Director
The Bugs Bunny Show (1960) (Credited in 11 episodes from this show) 
 
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A Star is Bored 02x25 Jul/31/1962 As: Director, Writer
The Honeymousers 02x24 Jul/24/1962 As: Writer
Do or Diet 02x13 Jan/16/1962 As: Writer
Ball Point Puns 02x07 Nov/21/1961 As: Director, Writer
Bad-Time Story 02x01 Oct/10/1961 As: Director, Writer
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