04.04.2014 14:50

Amazing Animators No. 12


Everett Owen Fitzgerald nasce il 30 novembre 1916 a Cardwell, nel Missouri, da James T. Fitzgerald e Eva Jane Carr.

Intorno al 1935 si trasferisce in California e frequenta lo Chouinard Art Institute a Los Angeles. Nel 1936 debutta come intercalatore allo studio Disney, dove resta per due anni. Il 26 novembre 1938 sposa a Los Angeles Jenell Forester, che gli darà un figlio. Passa poi allo studio Schlesinger/Warner Bros., dove realizza layouts per i cortometraggi diretti da Friz Freleng.

Nel 1943 realizza alcune storie a fumetti per i Sangor Studios diretti da Jim Davis e layouts per cortometraggi della MGM, ma viene presto richiamato alle armi, dove contribuisce a diversi film per addestrare le truppe USA.

Dopo il congedo, nel 1945, è di nuovo attivo come disegnatore di fumetti. Ancora per i Sangor Studios disegna numerose storie pubblicate dalle editrici ACG e Better/Standard. Dal 1950 al 1960 collabora con la DC Comics, diventando tra l'altro il principale disegnatore delle serie intitolate ai comici Bob Hope e Jerry Lewis.

Nel 1958 torna all'animazione con la Warner Bros., mentre continua a disegnare fumetti, assistendo a lungo Hank Ketcham per gli albi e poi per la tavola settimanale di Dennis the Menace.

Dagli anni Settanta in poi realizza layouts e storyboards per De Patie-Freleng, Hanna-Barbera, Ruby-Spears, DIC, Graz Entertainment, Warner Bros. ed MGM, ed è di nuovo attivo nei fumetti dal 1973 al 1990. Disegna, tra l'altro, numerose storie Disney con Topolino, Pippo, Minni, Clarabella e Orazio destinate al mercato extra-americano. Poi disegna le strisce e le tavole di Bugs Bunny per i quotidiani.

Scompare il 23 luglio 1994 a Los Angeles. Sua moglie era deceduta nel giugno 1987.


Everett Owen Fitzgerald was born November 30, 1916 in Cardwell, Missouri to James T. Fitzgerald and Eva Jane Carr.

He moved to California about 1935 and attended Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. He made his debut as an inbetweener at the Disney studio in 1936, staying for two years. On November 26, 1938 he married Jenell Forester, who bore him a child. He then worked at the Schlesinger/Warner Bros. studio, drawing layouts for shorts directed by Friz Freleng.

In 1943 his first few comics for Jim Davis at Sangor Studios and drew layouts for MGM shorts, but he was soon drafted, and contributed to animate military training films.

Back to civilian life in 1945, Fitzgerald was again active as a comic artist, drawing several storied for Sangor Studios which were published by ACG and Better/Standard. From 1950- 60 he worked for DC Comics, where he was the main artists on the series starring comedians Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis.

He went back to animation in 1958 with Warner Bros., and continued to draw comics, long assisting Hank Ketcham on comics and later on the Dennis the Menace Sunday page.

From the 1970s onwards he drew layouts and storyboards for De Patie-Freleng, Hanna-Barbera, Ruby-Spears, DIC, Graz Entertainment, Warner Bros. and MGM, and he was again active in comics from 1973-90. He drew several Disney stories featuring Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Minnie Mouse, Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar for the Overseas market. He then drew the Bugs Bunny newspaper strip.

Fitzgerald passed away on July 23, 1994 in Los Angeles. His wife had died in June 1987.


[NOTE: All dates in this section are day/month/year]


Studio: DISNEY 1936-1937


21/12/1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Assistente animatore/Assistant animator 07/12/1937-31/07/1939

1938-1940 Cortometraggi o lungometraggi sconosciuti / Unknown shorts or features



21/12/1940 Shop, Look and Listen [Merrie Melodies - Little Blabbermouse]

18/01/1941 The Fighting 69th 1/2 [Merrie Melodies]

01/03/1941 The Cat's Tale [Merrie Melodies]

29/03/1941 Porky's Bear Facts [Looney Tunes - Porky Pig]

26/04/1941 The Trial of Mr. Wolf [Merrie Melodies]

07/06/1941 Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt [Merrie Melodies]

21/06/1941 The Wacky Worm [Merrie Melodies]

16/08/1941 Sport Chumpions [Merrie Melodies]

20/09/1941 Notes to You [Looney Tunes - Porky Pig]

25/10/1941 Rookie Revue [Merrie Melodies]

06/12/1941 Rhapsody in Rivets [Merrie Melodies]

03/01/1942 Hop, Skip and a Chump [Merrie Melodies]

17/01/1942 Porky's Pastry Pirates [Looney Tunes - Porky Pig]

28/03/1942 The Wabbit Who Came to Supper [Merrie Melodies - Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd]

11/04/1942 Saps in Chaps [Looney Tunes]

23/05/1942 Lights Fantastic [Merrie Melodies]

27/06/1942 Double Chaser [Merrie Melodies]

01/08/1942 Foney Fables [Merrie Melodies]

22/08/1942 Fresh Hare [Merrie Melodies - Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd]

17/10/1942 The Sheepish Wolf [Merrie Melodies]

31/10/1942 The Hare-Brained Hypnotist [Merrie Melodies]

05/12/1942 Ding Dong Daddy [Merrie Melodies]

02/02/1943 Pigs in a Polka [Merrie Melodies]

06/03/1943 Fifth Column Mouse [Merrie Melodies]

15/05/1943 Greetings Bait [Merrie Melodies]

12/06/1943 Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk [Merrie Melodies - Bugs Bunny]

03/07/1943 Yankee Doodle Daffy [Looney Tunes - Daffy Duck]

00/07/1943 Gripes [Private Snafu]

11/09/1943 Hiss and Make Up [Merrie Melodies]

20/11/1943 Daffy - The Commando [Looney Tunes - Daffy Duck]

00/12/1943 Rumors [Private Snafu]

04/01/1944 Little Red Riding Rabbit [Merrie Melodies - Bugs Bunny]

29/01/1944 Meatless Flyday [Merrie Melodies]

00/03/1944 Snafuperman [Private Snafu]

22/04/1944 Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips [Merrie Melodies - Bugs Bunny]

27/05/1944 Duck Soup to Nuts [Looney Tunes - Porky Pig & Daffy Duck]

17/06/1944 Slightly Daffy [Merrie Melodies - Daffy Duck & Porky Pig]

Studio: MGM 1944/1992-1993


00/00/1945 How to Get a Fat Jap Out of a Cave [Private Snafu]


1993-1994 The Pink Panther [TV series]



1944-1945 Cortometraggi per addestrare le truppe / Army training shorts

Studio: WARNER BROS. 1958-1960/1987/1989-1991


31/10/1959 A Witch's Tangled Hare [Looney Tunes - Bugs

00/02/1961 The Mouse on 57th Street [Merrie Melodies]

21/10/1988 Bugs Vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars

04/02/1991 The Return to the ACME Acres Zone [TV series Tiny Toons Adventures]

00/00/1992 Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers


08/11/1990 The Wide World of Elmira [TV series Tiny Toons Adventures]

13/11/1992 Christmas with the Joker [TV series Batman]

Studio: DE PATIE-FRELENG 1971-1973/1989


09/09/1972-09/01/1973 The Barkleys [TV series]

01/06/1973 Fowl Play [The Blue Racer]

01/06/1973 Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow [The Blue Racer]

10/08/1973 Snake Preview [The Blue Racer]

09/09/1973-30/09/1973 Bailey's Comets [TV series - 4 episodes]

16/03/1974 Pink Aye [Pink Panther]

Studio: HANNA-BARBERA 1973-1982/1983/1984/1989/1991-92


07/09/1974-30/08/1975 Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch [TV series]

11/09/1976-18/12/1976 The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour [TV series - 16 episodes]

00/00/1977-00/00/1977 The Great Grape Ape Show [TV series]

17/09/1977-16/12/1977 The All-New Super Friends Hour [TV series - 8 episodes]

10/09/1977-17/06/1978 The C.B. Bears [TV series]

03/06/1978-02/09/1978 Dynomutt, Dog Wonder [TV series]

10/09/1977-02/09/1978 Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics [TV series]

10/09/1977-01/11/1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels [TV series]

09/09/1978-03/03/1979 Yogi's Space Race [TV series]

08/09/1978-01/09/1979 Jana of the Jungle [Part of TV series The Godzilla Power Hour e Godzilla and the Super 90 - 13 episodes]

03/02/1979-01/09/1979 Buford and the Galloping Ghost [TV series]

03/02/1979-15/09/1979 The New Fred and Barney Show [TV series]

22/09/1979-10/11/1979 The World's Greatest Super Friends [TV series - 8 episodes]

22/09/1979-00/00/1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo [TV series]

08/11/1980-31/01/1981 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang [TV series - 13 episodes]

20/11/1980 The Flintstones Comedy Show [1 episodeso della serie TV]

12/09/1981-11/09/1982 Space Stars [Serie TV - include Space Ghost, Herculoids]

21/09/1981-11/09/1982 The Kwicky Koala Show [TV series]

12/09/1981-04/12/1982 The Smurfs [62 TV series episodes]

25/09/1982-18/12/1982 Pac-Man [13 TV series episodes]

25/09/1982-01/01/1983 The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour [TV series]

05/02/1983-29/10/1983 The Dukes [TV series]

13/02/1983 My Smurfy Valentine   [TV Special]

05/02/1983-29/10/1983 The Dukes [TV series]

08/09/1984-31/08/1985 Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show [TV series]

23/09/1990-09/12/1990 Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda [TV series]

00/00/1992 Monster in My Pocket: The Big Scream

18/06/1993 Once Upon a Forest

05/12/1993 Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby

Layouts degli sfondi / Background layouts

06/07/1990 Jetsons: The Movie

Studio: DIC ENTERPRISES 1982-1983/1988-1989/1992


17/09/1983-01/12/1984 Alvin and the Chipmunks [TV series - 26 episodes]

02/09/1989-06/01/1990 Camp Candy [TV series]

06/09/1993-03/12/1993 The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog [TV series]

Studio: RUBY-SPEARS 1983-1984


17/09/1983-10/12/1983 Mr. T [TV series - 13 episodes]

12/02/1984 I Love the Chipmunks Valentine Special [TV Special]

07/12/1984 The Cabbage Patch Kids: First Christmas [TV Special]

10/09/1985 Rose-Petal Place: Real Friends [TV Special]



12/09/1992-05/12/1992 Conan: the Adventurer [TV series]



09/09/1995-00/00/1995 What-a-Mess [TV series]




Addie Addlebrain - Cookie #49 (1954).

Algy - The Kilroys #52 (1955).

Bebop Bobbie - Cookie #47 (1954).

Brilliant Betty - The Kilroys #52 (1955).

Broadway Babes - Cookie #54 (1955); Dizzy Dames #3 (1952).

Buster - Cookie #42 (1953); The Kilroys #53 (1955).

Cartoon - Merry-Go-Round Comics #nn (1944).

Cookie - Cookie #37-39, 43, 44 (1952-53).

Giles - Cookie # 4, 5 (1946-47).

Hi-Jinx - Hi-Jinx (1948).

Knothead Nancy - The Kilroys #47 (1954) [Fitzgerald?].

Moronica - Cookie #45, 48 (1953-54); Dizzy Dames #1-6 (1952-53); The Kilroys #23-25, 28, 31, 32, 36, 37 (1950-52).

Spencer Spook - Giggle Comics #38, 42, 47 (1947).

Starlet O'Hara in Hollywood - Cookie #24, 25, 31-33, 35-38 (1950-53).

Still Life Sillies - Hi-Jinx (1948).

Tessie - Cookie #48 (1954).

Editore/Publisher: BETTER (alias LA SALLE, NEDOR, STANDARD, PINES)

Bruno Bear - Happy Comics #30, 34 (1948-49).

Cartoons - Goofy Comics (1944/46).

Copertine / Cover art - Starlet O'Hara in Hollywood #1, 4 (1948/49).

Francois Feline - Happy Comics #18, 22, 27, 29, 30 et al (1946-49).

Fritz - Coo Coo Comics #22, 23 (1946).

Homer Spaniel - Happy Comics (1947-48).

Moronica - Starlet O'Hara in Hollywood #1, 4 (1948/49).

Oinkie - Coo Coo Comics #27 (1946).

Pugsy Pup - Merry-Go-Round Comics #nn [#1] (1944).

Starlet O'Hara - Starlet O'Hara in Hollywood #1, 4 (1948/49).

Tuffy - Coo Coo Comics #41 (1948).

Wiley Foxxe - Goofy Comics #18 (1947).

Editore/Publisher: DC (alias NATIONAL COMICS)

Barney Beagle and Buster - Peter Porkchops #53-56 (1957-58); The Three Mousketeers #16 (1958).

Bob Hope - The Adventures of Bob Hope #1-60, 62-66, 78, 79 (1950-61/63).

Buzzy - Buzzy #70, 77 (1956/58).

Claude - Date with Debbi #3 (1969).

Copertine / Cover art - The Adventures of Bob Hope #5-60, 62-66 (1950-61); The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis #1-40 (1952-57); The
Adventures of Jerry Lewis
#41-53 (1957-60); Here's Howie Comics #1-18 (1952-54); Ozzie and Harriet #1-5 (1949-50).

The Crow an' da Fox - Real Screen Comics #100 (1955).

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis - The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis #1-40 (1952-57).

Flippity and Flop - Real Screen Comics (1957).

The Fox and the Crow - Real Screen Comics #100-102, 104, 111 (1955-57).

Howie - Here's Howie Comics #1-18 (1952-54); Leave It to Binky #9 (1949).

The Hound and the Hare - The Fox and the Crow (1957).

Jerry Lewis - The Adventures of Jerry Lewis #41-53 (1957-60).

Liz - Leave It to Binky #40, 51 (1954/55).

Melvin - Here's Howie Comics #1-18 (1952-54).

Nick - Ozzie and Harriet #1-5 (1949-50).

Ozzie and Harriet - Ozzie and Harriet #1-5 (1949-50).

Tips to Teens - A Date with Judy #63, 67, 69 (1958-59).

Tito and His Burrito - Real Screen Comics (1951-52/56-57).

Winnie the WAC - Here's Howie Comics #9, 17 (1953-54).

Editore/Publisher: HALLDEN/FAWCETT

Copertine / Cover art - Dennis the Menace #55-117 (1961-71).

Dennis the Menace - Dennis the Menace #55-117 (1961-71).

Editore: MARVEL

The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera: Daws Butler - Hanna-Barbera Laff-a-Lympics #2 [chine: Scott Shaw] (1978).

Laff-a-Lympics - Hanna-Barbera Laff-a-Lympics #2, 3 [chine: Scott Shaw] (1978).

Shake, Rattle and Roll - TV Stars #1 [chine: Scott Shaw] (1978).

Editore: RURAL HOME (alias CROYDON)

Sammy - Laffy-Daffy Comics #1 (1945) [Fitzgerald?].



S 72451 Mickey Mouse - Soap [chine: Steve Steere].

S 72468 Mickey Mouse - Friends in Need.

S 73065 Goofy - Double Identity [chine: Steve Steere].

S 73131 Mickey Mouse - Horsing Around [chine: Steve Steere].

S 73133 Mickey Mouse - Rotten Apples [chine: Steve Steere].

S 73160 Mickey Mouse - The Lost Supper [chine: Steve Steere].

S 73161 Mickey Mouse - Not Enough for Four! [chine: Steve Steere].

S 73162 Mickey Mouse - The Dishwasher [chine: Steve Steere].

S 73165 Mickey Mouse - Fight Fright [chine: Steve Steere].

S 73166 Mickey Mouse - No Account! [chine: Steve Steere].

S 73233 Mickey Mouse - Pueblo de las Palomas [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74016 Goofy the Millionaire [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74025 Mickey Mouse - Storekeeper for a Day [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74029 Mickey Mouse - Coocoo Clock [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74030 Goofy Eats a Pizza [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74034 Goofy's Roundup [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74036 Super Goof - The Cat's Meow [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74038 Goofy - The Doomsday Invitation [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74055 Mickey Mouse - The Sculpture [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74057 Goofy - The Caretaker [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74065 Goofy - [Don't Speak!] [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74069 Goofy - Lost [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74086 Goofy - Call a Plumber [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74087 Mickey Mouse - Lost Watermelon.

S 74123 Goofy - Time and Tide [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74135 Mickey Mouse - The Editor's Strategy [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74143 Mickey Mouse - Piano Movers [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74148 Mickey Mouse - Twins [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74157 Mickey Mouse - Million Dollar Duck Dinner [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74162 Mickey Mouse - Mickey and the Ghost Mine [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74176 Super Goof - Little Big Dog [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74201 Mickey Mouse - Big Bad Flatfoot.

S 74217 Mickey Mouse - Get It Right... or Get the Bird [chine: Steve Steere].

S 74259 Goofy - A Day in the Life of Horace Horsecollar [chine: Steve Steere].

S 75033 Goofy - Circus Clown [chine: Steve Steere].

S 75037 Goofy - Dumb Like a Fox! [chine: Steve Steere].

S 75057 Clarabelle Cow - Horace Horsecollar, Hero.

S 75061 Clarabelle Cow - Masterpiece Detectives.

S 75067 Mickey Mouse - Eat 'um up Turban  [chine: Steve Steere].

S 75081 Mickey Mouse - Flea Bag Jailer [chine: Steve Steere].

S 75089 Mickey Mouse - Petty Pirates.

S 75092 Goofy - Clarabelle's Rock Garden.

S 75094 Super Goof - Traffic Manager [chine: Steve Steere].

S 75120 Mickey Mouse - Hoop to It [chine: Steve Steere].

S 75149 Goofy - House Painter.

S 75152 Clarabelle Cow - Surprise Picnic.

S 75154 Minnie Mouse - Three Times Is Not the Charm [chine: Steve Steere].

S 75167 Clarabelle Cow - Poor Little Rich Girl.

S 75170 Goofy - To Horace, with Love.

S 75189 Mickey Mouse - The Feather Rustlers [chine: Steve Steere].

S 75191 Goofy - Fix-It Teacher [chine: Steve Steere].

S 75211 Mickey Mouse - Hang Up! [chine: Steve Steere].

S 75213 Mickey and the Sleuth - The Glasgow Cannonball [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76003 Mickey Mouse - Goofy's Great Aunt Tessie [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76018 Mickey Mouse - Minnie Mouse and the Monkey Frogs [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76023 Goofy's Armored Truck [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76024 Minnie Mouse - Minnie and Clarabelle Clean Up the Town [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76028 Clarabelle Cow - Clarabelle Redecorates [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76033 Mickey Mouse - Swamp Ship [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76035 Clarabelle Cow - Goofy and Horace, Starving Artists [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76089 Goofy - The Goofy Family Reunion [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76090 Goofy - Goofy's Music Favor [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76100 Mickey and Goofy - Stop the Press [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76119 Mickey Mouse - It Never Happened [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76135 Goofy and Aunt Tessie's Vacation [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76148 Mickey Mouse - Monster Fish of Horror Reef [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76177 Mickey and Goofy - How Does Your Garden Grow? [chine: Steve Steere].

S 76193 Mickey Mouse - The Watched Watchman [chine: Steve Steere].

S 77023 Mickey Mouse - Goofy Goes to the Dogs [chine: Steve Steere].




Bugs Bunny - Strisce quotidiane e tavole settimanali / Daily strip and Sunday page, Jan 1988-Sept 03 1989.


Dennis the Menace - Tavole settimanali / Sunday page, 1967-1971.


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