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King, Jack

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    Along with Tom Palmer and Earl Duvall, one of a group of largely forgotten (and frankly, forgettable) directors in the three year period between the departure of Harman and Ising and the formation of the first “Termite Terrace” unit of Tex Avery. King directed ten Buddy cartoons and some of the early Porky/Beans/Ham and Ex cartoons between 1933 and 1936. When King left to return to the Disney studio, he was replaced by Frank Tashlin.

    King had also put in stints at the Bray and Hearst studios in the teens and twenties, in addition to his stints at Warner Brothers and Disney.

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