Name Ray Patterson
Siblings Don Patterson
|Born November 23, 1911 (1911-11-23) Hollywood, California|
Died December 30, 2001, Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse June Patterson (m. 1944–2001)
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program
Movies Scooby‑Doo! and the Reluctant, Scooby‑Doo and the Ghoul Sc, Yogi's First Christmas, Scooby Goes Hollywood, The Jetsons Meet the
Similar People Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Don Lusk, Don Messick, Charles August Nichols
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Raymond "Ray" Patterson (November 23, 1911 – December 30, 2001) was an American animator, producer, and director. Patterson was born in Hollywood, California, and was the brother of animator Don Patterson.
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- Early career
- Walt Disney Studio
- Metro Goldwyn Mayer
- Grantray Lawrence Animation
- Hanna Barbera
- Film Roman
- Awards and honors
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Patterson's earliest works in animation were for Charles B. Mintz's Krazy Kat/Screen Gems studio, where he started as an inker in 1929. He remained at Mintz for ten years.
Walt Disney Studio
In 1940, he moved to the Walt Disney studio, where he animated on Dumbo and Fantasia, as well as several Pluto shorts (Bone Trouble and Pluto's Playmate).
Patterson left Disney in 1941 during the Disney animators' strike to work at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, where he was assigned to the Hanna-Barbera unit. Patterson worked with this unit for over twenty years, though he occasionally provided animation for Dick Lundy and Tex Avery's unit. He worked on several Academy Award winning animation shorts: Mouse Trouble (1944), Quiet Please! (1945), The Little Orphan (1948), and Johann Mouse (1952).
Patterson left MGM in 1954 to co-found (with former MGM colleague Grant Simmons) Grantray-Lawrence Animation, which he operated until 1967. GrantRay-Lawrence's early work was providing animation for television commercials, including the original "Winston Tastes Good" campaign. The company later moved on to producing such animated television series as Spider-Man and The Marvel Superheroes.
After GrantRay-Lawrence folded in 1967, Patterson joined his former bosses at Hanna-Barbera, where he worked as a supervising director on several animated television series. Patterson was eventually promoted to Vice President in charge of animation direction, a position he held until his retirement in 1993.
After Hanna-Barbera folded in 1990 Ray Patterson was the supervising director for the Bobby's World episode in 1993 called "I Want My Mommy".
Awards and honors
Patterson was awarded the 1999 Winsor McCay Award by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood for his lifetime of contributions to the animation field.
Patterson died of natural causes, in Encino, California on December 30, 2001, at the age of 90.