George Gordon (animator)

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George Gordon
Born September 2, 1906
Died May 24, 1986(1986-05-24) (aged 79)
Apple Valley, California
Occupation Animator

George Gordon (September 2, 1906 – May 24, 1986) was a film and TV animator and director of animated productions. Starting in film in 1930, he moved to TV in its early days. He is credited with hundreds of cartoons spanning the period 1937–1983.


Gordon had begun working with animation in 1930 at the Moser-Terry-Coffman Studio as an animator on the series of Jesse and James and Farmer Al Falfa. After two years, he had decided to move to Terrytoons along with one of his previous employers named Paul Terry. In the year of 1937, Gordon had decided to leave Terrytoons and he moved to MGM Cartoon Studio ir order to be able to work as an animator as well as a director. During his career at MGM, he was able to work on the Barney Bear and Tom and Jerry series along with others. Gordon was promoted after a few years to the director position on animations such as:[1]

  • A Bully Frog (1936)
  • The Busy Bee (1936)
  • Robin Hood in an Arrow Escape (1936)
  • Farmer Al Falfa
  • Kiko the Kangaroo
  • Puddy the Pup[1]


  • Scooby-Doo
  • Scrappy-Doo
  • Casper and the Angels
  • The Little Rascals
  • Super-Friends for Hanna-Barbera Productions
  • Barney Bear
  • Tom and Jerry series[1]


  1. ^ a b c "George Gordon". Rarebit. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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