We all love the Looney Tunes
and Merrie Melodies
cartoon series, but it didn't get made overnight or from one mind—rather, it was the result of the collaboration of hundreds of staffers, directors, animators, inkers and others from the golden age
and dark age of animation.
While it might it be impossible to list every single person, this list will attempt to cover as many people as possible.
Compare to Noteworthy Disney Staff
and Noteworthy Fleischer Staff
Noteworthy Staffers Include:
- Tedd Pierce: Writer, Storyboard Artist and Voice Actor
- Mike Maltese: Writer, mainly for Chuck Jones.
- Warren Foster: Writer.
- Bob Givens: Helped design Bugs Bunny, and did layouts for every director bar Freleng. One of the few that stayed right until the studio closed in 1969.
- Martha Sigall
- Virgil Ross: Animator for the Friz Freleng unit.
- Ken Harris: Animator for the Chuck Jones unit. Also worked for Richard Williams on The Thief and the Cobbler.
- Bill Melendez: Animator for the Bob Clampett unit, and later the Davis and McKimson units. Later became famous as the producer of (and voice of Snoopy in) the Peanuts television specials.
- Rod Scribner: Animator for the Clampett and McKimson units, known for producing some of the wildest animation of the Golden Age.
- Maurice Noble: Layout man for Chuck Jones. His stylish designs are featured on such classics as Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, What's Opera, Doc?, and the Wile E Coyote And The Roadrunner series.
- Hawley Pratt: Friz Freleng's layout man and chief character designer for almost two decades. In this role he designed Sylvester and Yosemite Sam, and created the definite versions of Tweety and Speedy Gonzales. He later became a director in his own right at the very end of the studio's life.
- Robert Gribbroek: Did Chuck Jones's layouts for quite a while before Maurice Noble showed up, and later did the same job for Robert McKimson. Although most agree that his work in Jones's unit was sorely lacking compared to what Noble later did, his work for McKimson tends to be much better-regarded.
- Carl W. Stalling: Music director. Trope Codifier for Mickey Mousing (he started out at Disney composing the score for Steamboat Willie, making him the Trope Maker as well).
- Tregoweth "Treg" Brown: Film editor and sound effects wizard. Won an Academy Award for his work on The Great Race.