|Born||May 3, 1908
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
|Died||December 17, 2007 (age 99)
Pound Ridge, New York, United States
Jack Zander was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Among the cartoons he helped animate were Puss Gets the Boot (1940), The Midnight Snack (1941) The Night Before Christmas (1941), Fraidy Cat (1942), Fine Feathered Friend (1942), War Dogs (1943) and Sufferin' Cats! (1943).
In 1970, he formed Zander's Animation Parlour in New York City where he made commercials for AT&T, Nick Jr., Kraft Foods, Arm & Hammer, Pepsi, America's Health Network (where he created what would later become BrainPOP), One Saturday Morning and more until his retirement. In 1984, he created "Tippi Turtle", an obnoxious character who enjoyed playing practical jokes, in three animated shorts Saturday Night Live. Zander died at his home in New York in 2007.
Zander was nominated for an Outstanding Animated Program Emmy in 1981 for Gnomes, and in 1984 he won the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists' Golden Award.
- Fox, Margalit. "Jack Zander, Animator of Early TV Commercials, Dies at 99" The New York Times, December 20, 2007]
- Tippi Turtle at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Tippi Turtle at SNL Archives
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