Biography: Paul Terry

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Birth/Death

Birth: February 19 1887 San Mateo, California
Death: October 25 1971 New York, New York

Occupation/Title

Producer, Animator, Director, Animation Pioneer

Bio Summary

Early Life/Family

four siblings, mother and additional sibling died early on. Compared childhood to film “You Can’t Take it With You”. Brother John Terry was also a pioneering animator.

Education/Training

Career Outline

Worked as a newspaper cartoonist from 1904-1914, began animating in 1915, made first “farmer al falfa” cartoons for J.R. Bray in 1916, produced aesops fables from 1920-1929, Founded terrytoons in 1929, produced Terrytoons from 1930-1955, retired 1955.

Comments On Style

Influences

Personality

Anecdotes

“Disney is the tiffany’s in this buisness, and I am the woolworths.”

Miscellaneous

Filmography

produced over 1300 films

Honors

Related Links

http://www.animationarchive.org/2009/05/history-terrytoons-studio-tour-1939.html
http://www.animationarchive.org/2009/04/biography-carlo-vinci-notes-from-terry.html
http://www.animationarchive.org/2006/01/filmography-al-falfa-in-pink-elephants.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Terry_%28cartoonist%29

Bibliographic References

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Charlie Judkins

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