David Hudson [=DePatie=] and [[Creator/FrizFreleng Isidore "Friz" Freleng]] founded this animation studio in 1963 after Creator/WarnerBros shut down its animation department. Their first collaboration was the opening titles to Creator/BlakeEdwards' comedy-mystery ''ThePinkPanther''. The Pink Panther character later starred in a long-running series of [[WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther short theatrical cartoons]] released by Creator/UnitedArtists (which also released the film), most of which were {{No Dialogue Episode}}s. Other theatrical series included ''WesternAnimation/TheInspector'', ''Roland and Rattfink'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAntAndTheAardvark'', ''Tijuana Toads'', ''Hoot Kloot'', ''The Dogfather'' and ''Misterjaw'', all of which are also released by UA. They also produced new ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts from 1963 to 1967, with the majority of them (at least not the ones outsourced to Format Films) directed by WB veteran Creator/RobertMcKimson.

[=DePatie=] and Freleng also produced several {{Saturday morning cartoon}}s, including ''WesternAnimation/HereComesTheGrump'', ''Bailey's Comets'' (created by [=DePatie=] and Freleng "in association with [[Creator/RubySpears Joe Ruby and Ken Spears]]"), ''WesternAnimation/TheHoundcats'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSuper6'', ''Super President'' (an OldShame for [=DePatie=]; he admitted he was relieved when it was cancelled after one season), ''[[WesternAnimation/MrMagoo What's New, Mr. Magoo?]]'', ''Baggy Pants and the Nitwits'', ''WesternAnimation/TheOddballCouple'', ''[[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes Return to the Planet of the Apes]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1978''. They also took the reins for TV adaptations of Creator/DrSeuss books after Chuck Jones's studio closed down. Their biggest success in TV, however, would come after DFE was sold to Creator/MarvelComics after Freleng retired; renamed '''Marvel Productions Ltd.''', the studio produced some of the most famous animated shows of TheEighties, including ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', the first few series of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'', and ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', as well as a considerable amount of Marvel superhero programs.

One of the company's animators, Nelson Shin, was also the creator of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Lightsaber effect and founder of Creator/{{AKOM}}, and Lord knows how they've been treated.