Iwao Takamoto (1925?2007) spent a lifetime in the animation
industry and was influential in the creation of some of the most
beloved characters in the medium's history, including Scooby-Doo,
Atom Ant, The Jetsons? Astro, The Flintstones? Great Gazoo, and The
Wacky Races? Penelope Pittstop and Muttley, all of whom he
designed. Iwao Takamoto: My Life with a Thousand Characters is the
story of this legendary American artist, told in his own words.
Takamoto records his experiences growing up in the heart of Los
Angeles as a self-described ?street kid? and his wartime ordeal of
being sent to a government internment camp for Japanese Americans.
He recalls stories of how he and his teenaged friends still managed
to function as normal teens despite the confinement of Manzanar.
The book chronicles his career, first with the Walt Disney Studios,
where he worked directly with the famous ?Nine Old Men, ? and later
for Hanna-Barbera, where he was a key artistic force. Packed with
memorable stories of working in the trenches of two of Hollywood's
most notable animation studios and filled with photographs and
artwork, much of which has never before been published, this book
is essential for any fan of animation and twentieth-century popular
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