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Bugs Bunny Animator Dies At Age 89

Isadore “Friz” Freleng, animator of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and a host of other loveable, idiosyncratic cartoon characters, died Friday, Warner Bros. said. He was 89.

During his 30-year reign at Warner Bros., Freleng gave life to Sylvester and Tweety Bird, Speedy Gonzales and Yosemite Sam, among others.

He went on to create the Pink Panther after Warner closed its internal animation department in 1963. He won five Academy Awards and three Emmys.



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