Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Larry E.'s Portfolio: Les Kaluza

Larry Eikleberry drew Leszek (Les) Kaluza near the end of his eleven-year stint as a layout supervisor at Filmation.

Les Kaluza

Les was born in Poland and emigrated to the U.S. in 1960 with his Austrian-born wife Erna. He worked for Famous Studios in NYC on "Popeye", "Casper", "Beetle Bailey", "Snuffy Smith" and other series. At Hanna-Barbera he worked on "The Flintstones", "The Jetsons", "Yogi Bear", "Johnny Quest", "Space Ghost", "The Impossibles" and the feature A Man Called Flintstone. His series at Filmation included "Tarzan", "Superman", "Star Trek", "Batman", "Aquaman", "Lassie", "Tom & Jerry", "Fat Albert", "Droopy", "The Archies", "The Lone Ranger" and "Sabrina And The Groovie Ghoolies", "and the Return To Oz, Flash Gordon, Oliver and Treasure Island features.

He and Erna moved to Oregon, and in the last twenty years he has produced and animated his own animated shorts such as "Potpourri", "The Owl And The Pussycat", "Why", "Oh La La", "Boogie Woogie Cat", "Tiger", "Heaven Or Hell", "Gold", "How Man Was Born" and "America". Samples of their artwork can be found on their website.


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