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Friday, May 16th, 2014

Animation: Ray Patterson At Mintz

Ray Patterson at Mintz

Ray Patterson’s career in animation spanned seven decades. He was responsible for the animation of Jerry Mouse dancing with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh as well as animation for Dumbo and the "Pastoral" sequence of Fantasia. In 1954 he formed his own studio Grantray-Lawrence and he worked at Hanna-Barbera and Sanrio Productions as well.

Today, his family is sharing some of his earliest work with us… Ray began as an inker in 1929 at the Charles Mintz Screen Gems studio, working on Krazy Kat and Scrappy cartoons. By 1930, he had worked his way up to a position as animator. Here are some rare sketches and model sheets from his tenure there… Enjoy!

Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz
Ray Patterson at Mintz

Many thanks to the family of Ray Patterson for sharing these treasures with us.

Stephen Worth
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This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Animation.

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Biography: Ray Patterson

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Birth/Death

November 23, 1911 – December 30, 2001

Occupation/Title

Supervising Director

Bio Summary

Patterson had a 7 decade long career in the animation industry. He spent most of his career as an animator, but near the end he served as an animation director, supervising director and a timing director. He worked in several studios including Charles Mintz, Disney, MGM, Grantray-Lawrence, and lastly Hanna-Barbera.

Early Life/Family

Brother to animator Don Patterson.

Education/Training

Career Outline- Started out in his teens as an inker at the Charles Mintz studio in 1929. He became a full animator in the 1930 and stayed until 1939. At this point he moved to the Disney studio where he animated on “Pluto” shorts and on “Fantasia” and “Dumbo” features. 1941 brought him to MGM were he animated on “Tom and Jerry.” In 1954 he opened his own studio Grantray-Lawrence Animation. His own studio subcontracted on “Tom Cat”, “the Jetsons”, and “Mr Mcgoo.” In the sixties his studio landed two big hits with “Marvel Superheroes” and “Spider-man.” His studio closed in 1968 and he returned to H-B and directed Fred Claver Productions and Sanrio Productions. In 1976 he ended up at Hanna-Barbera and by 1985 he became Vice President of the Animation Direction for all shows. He retired in 1993 but continued with freelance work on occasion.

Career Outline

Comments On Style

Influences

Personality

Anecdotes

Miscellaneous

Responsible for animating Jerry in the famous Gene Kelly dance number in the 1945 feature “Anchors Aweigh.”Spent much of 1946 in England where he helped the J. Authur Rank Organization with setting up an animation studio. “Trash of the Titans” was an episode of Simpsons were the commissioner of sanitation is named Ray Patterson.

Filmography

Animated on “Pluto” shorts. Animated on “Fantasia” and “Dumbo” features.

Tom and Jerry shorts (1941-1954).
Super Friends (1973).
The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977).
Challenge of the Super Friends (1978).
The World’s Greatest Super Friends (1979).
The Super Friends Hour (1980).
The Best of Super Friends (1982).
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984).
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985).
Honors

Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1999

Related Links

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0666362/,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Patterson_(animator),
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117857963.html?categoryid=25&cs=1

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