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Marcus, Sid

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    Story writer at Warner Brothers in the 1940s and 1950s. Credits include:

        Bye, Bye Bluebeard (Davis, 1949)
        A Ham In A Role (McKimson, 1949)
        No Parking Hare (McKimson, 1954)
        Devil May Hare (McKimson, 1954)
        The Oily American (McKimson, 1954)
        Gone Batty (with Ben Washam for McKimson, 1954)
        Feather Dusted (McKimson, 1955)
        Dime to Retire (McKimson, 1955)
        All Fowled Up (with Charles McKimson for Bob McKimson, 1955)
        Lighthouse Mouse (McKimson, 1955)

    Marcus had tours of duty with the Fleischer and Van Beuren (RKO-distributed) cartoon studios in the 1930s, though most of his pre-Warners work was done for Charles Mintz’s Screen Gems studios, whose work, primarily on the Krazy Kat series, was distributed by Columbia. A photo of the Mintz studio staff in 1928 reproduced in Maltin (p. 210) shows Marcus, along with Art Davis, James “Shamus” Culhane, Manny Gould, and Harry Love. Marcus was also a director at the Lantz studio in the early 1960s.

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