Saturday, February 10, 2007

Larry E.'s Portfolio: Mircea Mantta

Mircea Mantta had been an animator in his native Romania for eight years before he came to Los Angeles to work for Hanna-Barbera in 1979.

Mircea Mantta

In the 'seventies and 'eighties he directed and sheet-timed for Hanna-Barbera on "Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo", "Pac Man", "The Little Rascals", "Richie Rich", "The Kwicky Koala Show", and "Smurfs"; Ruby-Spears on "Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit"; and Filmation on "She-Ra: Princess of Power".

In his eighteen years at Disney he's worked as a timing and animation director on the "TaleSpin", "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers" and "Gargoyles" series; as well as the Teacher's Pet, DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh, Gargoyles: Brothers Betrayed, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving, Piglet's Big Movie and Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time projects ... and he produced the "101 Dalmatians" series. (A busy guy, Mr. Mantta.)

And along the way he married Lyn Mantta, the Guild's office manager and guiding spirit.


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