Saturday, October 23, 2010

Alex Anderson, RIP

Time Magazine salutes the little-known creator of Rags the Tiger, Crusader Rabbit, Rocky and Bullwinkle among others.

Animation has had plenty of unknown geniuses ... but few were more obscure, or more important, than Alexander Anderson, who died Friday at 90 in Carmel, Cal. ... Without Alex Anderson there would be no Rocky, no Bullwinkle, no Rocky and Bullwinkle. And 50 years' worth of precocious kids would have missed some of the best afternoons of their lives.

Alex Anderson was the inventor of the hip and funny television cartoon. Without Mr. Anderson, there might not ever have been Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin, and the rest of the 21st century animated television shows aimed at adults.


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