Jerry Eisenberg

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Jerry Eisenberg
Born c.1937
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation
  • Animator
  • storyboard artist
  • character designer
Years active 1956–present

Jerry Eisenberg (born c.1937)[1] is an American television producer, animator, storyboard artist, and character designer, primarily known for his work at Hanna-Barbera Productions and Ruby-Spears Productions.[2]

Eisenberg was the son of Harvey Eisenberg, an animator and comic book artist associated with Tom and Jerry and the other characters from the MGM cartoon studio. They were of German descent. Jerry Eisenberg quit art school to take his first job, as an inbetweener for MGM, in 1956.[2] The studio closed seven months after Eisenberg's hire, and he went on to work as an assistant to Ken Harris at Warner Bros. Cartoons.[1]

In 1961, Eisenberg was hired at Hanna-Barbera Productions, run by former MGM cartoon producers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Here, Eisenberg co-created The Peter Potamus Show, designed the characters on Wacky Races and Super Friends, and worked in layout on programs such as The Jetsons, The Huckleberry Hound Show, Jonny Quest, and Wacky Races.[2] In 1977, Hanna-Barbera alumnae Joe Ruby and Ken Spears started their own studio, Ruby-Spears Productions, and hired Eisenberg as producer and character designer for Fangface, The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, and Thundarr the Barbarian.[2]

Eisenberg later worked as a writer, storyboard artist, and/or designer and layout artist for a number of productions at various studios, including Muppet Babies at Marvel Productions, Disney's House of Mouse at Walt Disney Television Animation and Dilbert (Idbox/Columbia TriStar Television). He has also worked on a number of productions for Hanna-Barbera and its successor, Warner Bros. Animation, including Johnny Bravo, Tom and Jerry Kids, and a number of Scooby-Doo direct-to-video films.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jerry Eisenberg interview (parts one through six)". YOWP: Stuff About Early Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Shostak, Stu (03-11-2011). "with Jerry Eisenberg, Scott Shaw!, and Earl Kress". Stu's Show. Retrieved 03-18-2013. Jerry Eisenberg, Scott Shaw!, and Earl Kress were all former employees of Hanna-Barbera over the years, and relate the history of the studio to host Stu Shostak

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