Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dalton Sandifer, RIP

We would be remiss if we didn't note the passing of Dalton Sandifer, a longtime animation writer, who died in mid-April ...

[Sandifer's] career spanned several decades and included such cartoon series as "The Jetsons" and "The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour." [Mr. Sandifer] died April 16 at his home. He was 89 ...

After working as a technical illustrator for North American Aviation, Sandifer got his first break in animation when he was hired in the late 1950s by Walter Lanz Co. His first on-screen credit was in 1957 for "Round Trip to Mars," a Woody Woodpecker cartoon.

In the 1960s, he began working for Hanna-Barbera Productions, initially writing for the "Loopy DeLoop" series and later for shows such as "The Secret Squirrel Show," "Samson and Goliath," "Magilla Gorilla" and "The Adam Ant Show" ...

Dalton Sandifer also worked for Ruby-Spears in the early eighties, (1980-1982) and briefly for Warner Bros. Animation in 1967. Mr. Sandifer was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1919.

We extend condolences to his wife and family.


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