Ray Abrams (animator)

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Ray Abrams
Born(1906-04-19)April 19, 1906
DiedJune 4, 1981(1981-06-04) (aged 75)
OccupationAnimator, Director
Known forRay Abrams

Ray Abrams (April 19, 1906 — June 4, 1981) was an American animator and director. Abrams worked on several major animations during the 1930s. He began his career as an animator at MGM Studios, Walter Lantz Productions and Hanna-Barbera.[1]

Abrams was born in 1906 and was raised on a property in Salt Leke City, Utah.[2] He worked in various animations during the 1930s, he began his career as an animator and director of MGM Studios, Walter Lantz Productions and Hanna-Barbera. Around 1942, Abrams joined MGM, where he was an animator for dozens of shorts under the direction of Tex Avery.

Between 1950 and 1955, he worked in the studio of Walter Lantz Productions, mainly for "Woody Woodpecker" and "Chilly Willy".[3]


Abrams is considered to work on some of the greatest cartoons of the Golden Age of American Animation:


At the age of 75 he died in Los Angeles, California in 1981.


  1. ^ "The Ray Abrams Archives – Part 3: Cowboys, Co-Workers and Polo Ponies". April 3, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Beck, Jerry (May 1, 2005). "Living Life Inside The Lines Tales From The Golden Age of Animation". ISBN 9781578067497. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Changing the World American Progressives in War And Revolution". May 1, 2005. ISBN 9781400850594. Retrieved October 21, 2017. |first1= missing |last1= (help)

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