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Years active  1935-1966
Name  Warren Foster

Role  Writer
Shows  The Flintstones
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Born  October 24, 1904 (1904-10-24) Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation  Storyboard artist, screenwriter and composer
Died  December 13, 1971, San Clemente, California, United States
Education  Brooklyn Technical High School
Parents  Marion B. Foster, Charles C. Foster
Movies  Birds Anonymous, Baby Bottleneck, The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, Birdy and the Beast, Tortoise Wins by a Hare
Similar People  Tedd Pierce, Robert McKimson, Michael Maltese, Edward Selzer, Carl Stalling


Warren Foster (October 24, 1904 – December 13, 1971) was an American writer, cartoonist and composer for the animation division of Warner Brothers and later with Hanna-Barbera.


Early life

He was born in Brooklyn, New York to Marion B. Foster and Charles C. Foster. Foster was educated at Brooklyn Technical High School and later at the Pratt Institute, joining ASCAP in 1956.


Foster's long career with Warner Brothers began in 1938 as a writer on the Porky Pig short, Porky in Wackyland and ended nearly 171 cartoons later in 1958 after finishing his work on the Tweety Pie short, Tweet Dreams. He was the composer of Tweety's theme song, I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat.

He worked, sometimes uncredited, on cartoons considered among the greatest ever, including Porky in Wackyland, Book Revue, The Great Piggy Bank Robbery and Daffy Doodles, the latter three featuring Daffy Duck in 1946, Catty Cornered featuring Sylvester the Cat in 1953 and Bugs and Thugs featuring Bugs Bunny in 1954.

His career took a turn in 1959 at Hanna-Barbera where he would spend the next seven years as a writer on a number of notable animated programs beginning with The Huckleberry Hound Show. He contributed to the comedy, plot and character development of shows such as The Yogi Bear Show, Loopy De Loop and The Flintstones, including his final work on the feature-length The Man Called Flintstone in 1966.

Iwao Takamoto said of Foster's work on The Flintstones: "I believe his influence was one of the key factors for its success".

Foster is credited with the controversial banned cartoon Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs.


Warren Foster died on December 13, 1971 in San Clemente, California. His burial is located at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest, California.


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