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.
Full Name Walt Kelly
Date Of Birth August 25, 1913
Place Of Birth Pennsylvania
Education Warren Harding High School
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
|1||Recently 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.|
|2||Met his wife Selby during an animator's strike at Disney. He worked for Disney as a background artist, she as a cel painter.|
|3||The 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.|
|4||Created 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.|
|Popeye the Sailor||1960-1962||TV Series animator - 21 episodes|
|Fun & Fancy Free||1947||animator - uncredited|
|The Nifty Nineties||1941||Short animator - uncredited|
|The Little Whirlwind||1941||Short animator - uncredited|
|The Reluctant Dragon||1941/I||animator - uncredited|
|Fantasia||1940||animator - segment "The Pastoral Symphony", uncredited|
|Pinocchio||1940||animator - uncredited|
|Mickey's Surprise Party||1939||Short animator - uncredited|
|I Go Pogo||1980||comic strip: "Pogo"|
|The Pogo Special Birthday Special||1969||TV Short comic strip "Pogo" / written by - as Mister Walt Kelly|
|The Pogo Special Birthday Special||1969||TV Short||P.T. Bridgeport
Howland Owl (voice)|
|The Pogo Special Birthday Special||1969||TV Short|
|The Pogo Special Birthday Special||1969||TV Short producer - as Mister Kelly|
|The Muppet Show||1977||TV Series lyrics - 1 episode|
|Super-Rabbit||1943||Short shooting script - uncredited|
|Bird of Steel!||special thanks filming|
|American Splendor||2003||acknowledgment: the filmmakers acknowledge the creative work of|
|NBC Experiment in Television||1970||TV Series||Himself|
|The Jack Paar Tonight Show||1959||TV Series||Himself|
|Of All Things||1956||TV Series||Himself|
|Person to Person||1954||TV Series documentary||Himself - Cartoonist|
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|1||Wore thick framed glasses|
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