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Walt Kelly

Biography

Cartoonist best for his comic series, Pogo. In 1951, he was called Cartoonist of the entire year by the Country wide Cartoonist’s Culture. He worked being a criminal offense reporter before striking it big being a cartoonist. In 1995, he was inducted in to the Will Eisner Hall of Popularity. He was created to Irish parents, Walter and Genevieve. He proved helpful at Walt Disney Studios alongside famous animator, Artwork Babbit.

Quick Facts


Full Name Walt Kelly
Date Of Birth August 25, 1913
Place Of Birth Pennsylvania
Profession Cartoonist
Education Warren Harding High School
Nationality American
Spouse Helen DeLacey
Awards Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame, Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, Jack Kirby Hall of Fame
TV Shows The Pogo Special Birthday Special
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1Recently released FBI files on Walt Kelly (via the Freedom of Information Act) reveal that he was suspected of sending some form of coded messages in the nonsense poetry and southern accents he peppered his strip with, and the FBI went so far as to have their cryptographers attempt to "decipher" the strip.
2Met his wife Selby during an animator's strike at Disney. He worked for Disney as a background artist, she as a cel painter.
3The comic strip was also noted for unique speech balloons for select characters to give an impression as to what their "voices" would sound like. "P.T. Bridgeport", a con-artist bear and showman, had speech balloons resembling the type styles used in 19th century circus posters. "Sarcophagus Macabre", a vulture and mortician, had square, black framed speech balloons with script lettering in the style of funereal announcements. "Deacon Mushrat", an educated muskrat, had speech balloons with Old English lettering.
4Created the renowned comic strip "Pogo", which featured an animal cast with adventures set in the Okefenokie Swamp. The strip was known for its biting political humor, and frequently attacked major political figures of the time, especially Senator Joseph McCarthy, who he depicted as "Simple J. Malarky", a shotgun wielding bobcat.


Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Popeye the Sailor1960-1962TV Series animator - 21 episodes
Fun & Fancy Free1947animator - uncredited
Dumbo1941animator
The Nifty Nineties1941Short animator - uncredited
The Little Whirlwind1941Short animator - uncredited
The Reluctant Dragon1941/Ianimator - uncredited
Fantasia1940animator - segment "The Pastoral Symphony", uncredited
Pinocchio1940animator - uncredited
Mickey's Surprise Party1939Short animator - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Go Pogo1980comic strip: "Pogo"
The Pogo Special Birthday Special1969TV Short comic strip "Pogo" / written by - as Mister Walt Kelly

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pogo Special Birthday Special1969TV ShortP.T. Bridgeport Albert Howland Owl (voice)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pogo Special Birthday Special1969TV Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pogo Special Birthday Special1969TV Short producer - as Mister Kelly

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Muppet Show1977TV Series lyrics - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super-Rabbit1943Short shooting script - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bird of Steel!special thanks filming
American Splendor2003acknowledgment: the filmmakers acknowledge the creative work of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NBC Experiment in Television1970TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1959TV SeriesHimself
Of All Things1956TV SeriesHimself
Person to Person1954TV Series documentaryHimself - Cartoonist

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#Trademark
1Wore thick framed glasses


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