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Jay Ward

Source: findagrave.com

J Troplong "Jay" Ward (September 20, 1920 – October 12, 1989) was an American creator and producer of animated television cartoons. He produced animated series based on such characters as Crusader Rabbit, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right, Peabody and Sherman, Hoppity Hooper, George of the Jungle, Tom Slick and Super Chicken. His company, Jay Ward Productions, also designed the trademark characters for Cap'n Crunch, Quisp and Quake breakfast cereals and made commercials for those products, among others. Ward produced the non-animated series Fractured Flickers that featured comedy redubbing of silent films. Jay Ward was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and earned an undergraduate degree at the University of California at Berkeley. He also received an MBA from Harvard University.

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  • Born: September 20, 1920
  • Died: October 12, 1989 (Aged 69)
  • Occupation: Television Producer

Read more about Jay Ward at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Classic Hollywood: Honoring Jay Ward of Bullwinkle and Rocky fame
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-10-25 16:00:00
In fall 1961, TV animation pioneer Jay Ward was awaiting NBC's prime-time launch of "The Bullwinkle Show" — his clever, satirical series that appealed to children and adult sensibilities.

Movie Review: ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ Reboots the Time Machine
NY Times Movies, 2014-03-06 13:00:01
A supersmart dog and his adopted human son set out for time-traveling adventures in “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” the 3-D, big-screen adaptation of Jay Ward’s animated cartoon.    

Film Review: ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’
Variety, 2014-02-02 18:00:09
Swift, peppy and defiantly unendearing, DreamWorks’ latest toon updates the zany adventures of the time-traveling dog-and-his-boy sideshow from Jay Ward’s 1960s TV series “Rocky and Bullwinkle.”

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