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Emaunel "Mannie" Davis 1894-1975 was an animator and director who worked for Various studios, one of the most notable being Terrytoons Studio.

Biography[]

Emaunel "Mannie" Davis was born on Janaury 23rd, 1894 in Yonkers New York. As Emanuel Davidavitch to Hungarian Immigrants. His younger brother was Famous Screen Gems/ Warner Bros and Depatie Freleng Enterprises director and animator, Arthur Davis, who outlived Emaunel. And he later changed his name to Davis.

He Graduated Cooper Union Art School and enlisted in WW1 In the Corporal in 472'nd engineers in Washington DC For animating medical and training films. [1]

He started working in 1918 at Barre Studio for the Mutt And Jeff Cartoons, and later left in 1921 for Fleischer Bros. Then Left again in 1924 to Work at Fables Pictures Inc. working on Paul Terry's Aesops Fables Film Series, He was one of the people that stayed during the transition when Amedee J. Van Beuren took over, Mannie was one of John Foster's writing assistants during his tenure at Van Beuren

Work in Terrytoons[]

in 1933. He Joined the Terrytoons Studio and Worked on and Directed on Many Shorts. Including the Popular and Memorable ones and Directing the 1942 Academy Award Short. All out for V. He also worked on Tom Terrific. He was also one of the three original directors credited for the Terrytoon cartoons starting in 1937 along with Eddie Donnelly and Connie Rasinski, He Retried directing from 1961 when he was 67. But he retired from Terrytoons for good in 1963. when he was around 69

Death[]

He died on October 1st, 1975, he was at the age of 81. In Yonkers, New York. He passed away due to natural causes.

Trivia[]

  • According to Charlie Judkins, In which he got the info from by Mannie's daugther Susan. Emanuel had an offership by Walt Disney to work at The Walt Disney Studio around 1929 or so, along with his younger brother Art. Even tho the reason why Mannie declined the offer was because he was starting a family and just got married, and Didn't want to leave New York City.

References[]

  1. National Cartoonists Society