Herbert Klynn

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Herbert Klynn
Born Herbert David Klynn
(1917-11-11)November 11, 1917
Cleveland, Ohio
Died February 3, 1999(1999-02-03) (aged 81)
Tarzana, California
Occupation Animator, Television Producer, Painter
Spouse(s) Selma Klynn

Herbert Klynn (November 11, 1917—February 3, 1999) was an American animator w with UPA Studios from 1944-1959 eventually rising to the role of Vice President and Production Chief. Klynn notabably worked on Mr. Magoo, Gerald McBoing-Boing,” Madeline and Christopher Crumpet

In 1959 he founded the television animation studio Format Films, best known for producing The Alvin Show, The Lone Ranger, along with 11 episodes of Warner Brothers Road Runner and other films and series in animation mostly during the 1960s.

Format Productions also created title sequences for several TV series, including I Spy, Honey West, the animated characters on the television variety show, Hee Haw, animated various TV commercials, and created film title designs for The Glory Guys and Clambake.

Klynn worked on various projects with author Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Academy-Award winning designer Saul Bass. He worked alongside sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury in creating the Oscar-nominated “Icarus Montgolfier Wright,” an animated story of the first human travel to the moon.

Herb Klynn co-created the short lived sitcom "The Duck Factory" which was the first leading role for Jim Carrey in 1984.

A longtime member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Klynn donated his considerable film and TV archive to the USC School of Cinema-Television and to the Museum of Television and Radio Broadcasting in Beverly Hills and New York.

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