Lee Mishkin

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Lee Mishkin
Born (1927-02-05)February 5, 1927
Died June 19, 2001(2001-06-19) (aged 74)[1]
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Animator & Director
Years active 1949–1991
Notable work Is It Always Right to Be Right?

Lee Mishkin (February 5, 1927 – June 19, 2001) was an animator and director. He directed the short animated film Is It Always Right to Be Right?, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1970.[2] He was the founder of the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts), an art school focusing on animation, design, acting and photography. On June 19, 2001, Mishkin died in his sleep of heart failure.


Year Title Notes
1960 King Leonardo and His Short Subjects Layout Artist
1961-1962 Calvin and the Colonel Visual Adaptation - 12 episodes
1962 Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol Production Designer
1964-1965 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo Character Designer - 7 episodes
1965 The New Three Stooges Layout Artist - 49 episodes
1966 The Super 6 Writer
1970 Why We Have Taxes, or The Town That Had No Policeman (short) Director
1970 Why People Have Laws, or Shiver, Gobble & Snore (short) Director
1970 How the First Letter Was Written (short) Director
1970 How the Elephant Got His Trunk (short) Director
1970 Is It Always Right to Be Right? (short) Director
1977 Halloween Is Grinch Night Animator
1978 Yogi's Space Race Animator
1979 The Little Rascals Christmas Special Animator
1981 Faeries Producer
1987 Bionic Six Director
1987 Sparky's Magic Piano Director
1990 Jetsons: The Movie Animator


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