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Isadore "Friz" Freleng (American, 1906-1995)

Isadore "Friz" Freleng was an animator, cartoonist, director, and producer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. He introduced and developed several of the studio's most popular characters including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the cat, Yosemite Sam (to whom he was said to bear more than a passing resemblance) and Speedy Gonzales. Freleng was the senior director at Warners' Termite Terrace studio. He won four Academy Awards. After Warners shut down the animation studio in 1963, Freleng and business partner David DePatie founded DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, which produced cartoons (notably The Pink Panther Show), feature film title sequences, and Saturday morning cartoons through the early 1980s.

Friz Freleng. Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny
pencil on paper
signed by the artist
25.5 x 19 cm. (sheet)


A rare original pencil drawing of Bugs Bunny, one of Freleng's most popular characters.

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