Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Cartoon Animator Frank Tashlin (Tish Tash)? "Talented Drifter " Got Fired A Few Times

 Frank Tashlin was born on 19th February 1913, in Weehawken, New Jersey. He dropped out of school at age 13 and drifted from job to job, but he was just as much a drifter in his animation career as he had been as a teenager. He joined Warner Bros. in 1933 where he was known as "Tish Tash". He was fired from the studio when he refused to give Schlesinger a cut of his comic strip. He joined the Ub Iwerks studio in 1934.


 As a director at Warners, he was known for his ability to create innovative and original imagery. He did so much so quickly that he had to leave Warners to work at Disney. He was making $150 a week at Warners. At one point he had an argument with the studio manager and resigned.  

He was a Columbia Pictures executive in the 1930s. He was fired in 1941 for a heated argument with the studio executives. He then went on to found the Fox and the Crow series which was one of the better products of the studio.

Tashlin stayed with the studio during the Second World War and worked on numerous war-related short films, including the Private Snafu educational films. He stayed with the studio until his departure in late 1944 and directed some stop-motion puppet films for John Sutherland.

He was known to have made a number of films at Warner Bros. His last film, Bugs Bunny Hare Remover, is his last credit at the studio. one co-worker described him as "Here today, gone tomorrow. Now you see him, now you don't. That was TishTash, who would be working at your studio one day, and, suddenly, gone the next day. He died at age 59 from a heart attack in los Angeles..... BJ 🙈🙉🙊

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