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George Cannata, 1908-1978, Was a American Animator who had a Long Career In Animation and had a Brief Stint over at Terrytoons

Biography[]

George Cannata was born on July 8th, 1908. In New Jersey. (USA) He Started his 50 Year Career in Animation At the Pat Sullivan Studio in 1923 as a Blackener. (Sullivan didn't had any Cels, so they Did the Animation on Paper) [1] However, in 1928. After 5 Years at The Studio, He Left Sullivan and Became a Animator at Fleishcer, He Also had a Stint over at the Ub Iwerks Studio, And Walter Lantz. Around 1935, George had a Very Brief Stint at the Van Beuren Studio, Before it closed down in 1936. in 1937, He came over to work At Terrytoons For a Brief Time, There he worked on Cartoons Such as Chris Columbo, Lights Out, The Goose Flies High, and More. [2] He Later Left the Studio for another Stint at Disney, Then Warner Brothers, and Terrytoons again. He Has Other Stints at Steven Krantz/Bakshi. Robert Larwence, Ray Patin, John Sutherland, Pantonime, Famous Studios, and Hanna Barbera. He also Freelanced On The New Yorker. in 1973, He Retired from Animation and Had a 5 Year Retirement Before His Death

Personal Life[]

He Got Married and had Two Children that Worked in the Animation Business, George Jr, and Delores.

Death[]

On February 8th, 1978. George Died at the age of 69 in his Home in Los Angeles, California

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