Tuesday, January 09, 2007

IWAO TAKAMOTO, 81

Brother Richard gets the point in the increasingly vigorous competition. Fox News reports:
In a career that spanned more than six decades, Iwao Takamoto assisted in the designs of some of the biggest animated features and television shows, including "Cinderella," "Peter Pan," "Lady and the Tramp" and "The Flintstones."

But it was Takamoto's creation of Scooby-Doo, the cowardly dog with an adventurous heart, that captivated audiences and endured for generations. ...

Born in Los Angeles to parents who had emigrated from Japan, Takamoto graduated high school when World War II began. He and his family were sent to the Manzanar internment camp in the California desert, where he learned the art of illustration from fellow internees.
The competition breakdown: Richard called it at 2:17 a.m. Tuesday. John Stone, the Curbstone Critic, chimed in at 4:33 a.m.

Thom from Dustyhouse Studios puts the proper perspective on Takamoto's death:
This completes the HB trifecta that was begun around Dec 18th when Chris Hayward and Joe Barbera died. Sad month for cartoon land.
Mighty sad.

6 comments:

Richard said...

Thanks, bro...and don't even ask what I was doing up at that time of the morning. Ah, the joy of having sinus problems.

John Stone said...

Damn .. .this competition is tougher than when I was flying against the aggressors at Red Flag ....

Anonymous said...

Zoinks! Jinkies! I'll bet those meddling kids got to him.

Desdinova the Eternal Light said...

I saw a statement from Scooby Doo which said "Rile really riss Rister Rakamoto."

Anonymous said...

Scooby Doo was the most stupid cartoon ever.

Hanna-Barbera ended the high quality animated cartoon era, replacing it with third-rate, lame-brained pap. I spit on them.

Anonymous said...

Scooby Doo was the most stupid cartoon ever.

Hanna-Barbera ended the high quality animated cartoon era, replacing it with third-rate, lame-brained pap. I spit on them.