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Foster, Warren

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 5, 2004

    One of the principal writers at the studio from the thirties clear into the early 1960s. Before moving to Warner Brothers, Foster had worked at Fleischer’s. Foster played a major role in shaping a number of characters at the studio through his work with Bob McKimson and especially through his long association in the 1950s with Friz Freleng. Foster was responsible for writing the vast majority of the Sylvester-vs.-Tweety cartoons that Freleng directed.

    The departure of Foster and Mike Maltese to Hanna-Barbera in the early 1960s, where Foster worked on The Jetsons and The Flintstones, marked the end of an era of writing at Warners, and heralded the ultimate demise of the classic era of production.

    A billboard in Nothing But The Tooth (Davis, 1948) shows that it was placed by the firm of “Warren & Foster”.

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