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Victor McLaglen
Lucille Ball
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Frank Tashlin

Knowledge Identifier: +Frank_Tashlin


Frank Tashlin

American animator, screenwriter, and film director add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1913.

Countries: United States (73%), United Kingdom (13%), (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bob Hope, Looney Tunes, Chuck Jones

Linked to: Playboy, Hal Leonard Corporation




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Frank Tashlin was born in 1913 add something


In 1930, he started working for Paul Terry as a cartoonist on the "Aesop's Film Fables" cartoon series, worked briefly for Amadee J. Van Beuren, but he was just as much a drifter in his animation career as he had been as a teenager add something


He joined the Ub Iwerks studio in 1934 add something


He used his free time to start his own comic strip in 1934 called "Van Boring", inspired by former boss Van Beuren, which ran for three years add something


He moved to Hal Roach's studio in 1935 as a writer add something


Victor McLaglen - The highlight of his career was an Academy *award for Best Actor for his role in "The Informer" , based on a novel by Liam O'Flaherty; Frank Tashlin's 1938 cartoon "Have You Got Any Castles-" features a caricature of McLaglen emerging from the novel and literally informing someone about some shady characters


He returned to Schlesinger in 1936 as an animation director where his diverse interest and knowledge of the industry brought a new understanding of camerawork to the Warners directors add something


In 1938, he worked for Disney in the story department add something


Tommy Dorsey - Also, Tommy Dorsey wrote the song "Peckin' With Penguins" for a 1938 Frank Tashlin directed Porky Pig cartoon, "Porky's Spring Planting" for the studio Warner Bros.


Chuck Jones - Jones became a director himself in 1938 when Frank Tashlin left the studio


Afterward, he served as production manager at Columbia Pictures' Screen Gems animation studio in 1941 add something


Looney Tunes - Bugs made a cameo appearance in 1942 in the Avery/Clampett cartoon "Crazy Cruise" and at the end of the Frank Tashlin 1943 cartoon "Porky Pig's Feat" which marked Bugs' only appearance in a black-and-white "Looney Tunes" short


Tashlin rejoined the Warner directors of "Termite Terrace" in 1943 add something


Looney Tunes - The final black-and-white "Looney Tunes" short was "Puss n' Booty" in 1943 directed by Frank Tashlin


Tashlin moved on from animation in 1946 to become a gag writer for the Marx Brothers, Lucille Ball, and others, and as a screenwriter for stars such as Bob Hope and Red Skelton add something


Shortly after he left Warner Bros. in September 1946, he directed some stop-motion puppet films for John Sutherland add something


Another children's story which Tashlin wrote in 1949 was recorded by Spike Jones, "How the Circus Learned to Smile" add something


Moreover, in the 1950s Tashlin came to the approving attention of French film magazine "Cahiers du Cinéma", in reviews that the director dismissed as "all this philosophical double-talk add something


Tashlin began his career directing feature films when he was asked to finish directing the 1951 film "The Lemon Drop Kid" starring Bob Hope add something


Tashlin wrote and self-published an instructional booklet entitled "How to Create Cartoons" in 1952 add something


Mary Costa - In 1952, after meeting people at a party with her future husband, director Frank Tashlin, she auditioned for the part of Disney's Princess Aurora


Beginning with the 1956 film "The Girl Can't Help It", with its satirical look at early rock and roll, Tashlin had a streak of commercial successes with the Martin and Lewis film "Hollywood or Bust" in 1956, "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter-" in 1957, which, like 1956's "The Girl Can't Help It", starred actress and "Playboy" model "Jayne Mansfield", and six of Jerry Lewis' early solo films add something


He made a brief return at MGM in the 1960s to produce the animated film "The Bear that Wasn't", based on his own book add something


In the 1960s, Tashlin's films lost some of their spark, and his career ended in the latter part of that decade, along with those of most of the stars with whom he had worked add something


His final film was "The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell" starring Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller in 1968 add something

Frank Tashlin died in 1972 add something


Also, "Rock Hunter's" broad, colorful satire of Madison Avenue advertising earned it a spot on the National Film Registry in 2000 add something


In 2014, his puppet animation short The Way of Peace from 1947 was added to the Registry add something