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Birth: March 24, 1911
Death: September 10, 1993


Animator & Story Writer & Director

Bio Summary

Howard is a legendary story man, animator, and director who worked at Walter Lantz and Warner Bros. Howard joined the dynamic animation staff at Warner Bros, where he toiled as an animator and a story man, story man, and director. As a story a story man, his credits included Tex Avery’s “Little Red Walking Hoot” (1937). In 1980, in recognition of his many achievements, Howard was awarded the International Animated Film Society (ASIFA) Hollywood’s prestigious Winsor McCay Award for Lifetime Acheivment.

Early Life/Family

Born Calvin Howard in Los Angeles California


Attended Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, California

Career Outline

In late 1920, Howard became a story man and animator for Walter Lantz, then Walt Disney in 1929. During his career, he worked for several pioneer animators besides Lantz and Disney, including Max Fleischer and Ub Iwerks. From 1930 to 1933, Howard serves as a story man for Iwerks and then Lantz. In 1938, Howard left Warner Bros. with his writer Ted Pierce to work for Max Fleischer’s studio in Miami. In the 1940’s, Howard moved to a different studio. He left Fleischer for Metro-Godwyn-Mayer (MGM), where he drew Tom and Jerry and Barney Bear theatrical cartoon series. At 1950, he went back to Warner Bros. At 1974, Howard went back to work for Disney as a story edior.

Comments On Style

Most of Howard’s animation is 2-D, Cell shaded cartoons. He also played the voices of many famous funny characters.


Tex Avery was a major influence on Cal Howard.




Cal Howard worked over seven animation studios in his lifetime. He worked for Disney after graduating high school then quit then went back to work there later on 1974 then retired on 1984.


Unlucky Potluck (1972)
Moochin' Pooch (1971)
Injun Trouble (1969)
Bugged by a Bee (1969) (story)
Shamrock and Roll (1969) (story)
Rabbit Stew and Rabbits Too! (1969) (story)
Fistic Mystic (1969) (story) 
The Great Carrot-Train Robbery (1969) (story)
Charlie's Campout (1969) (story)
Bunny and Claude: We Rob Carrot Patches (1968) (story)
Flying Circus (1968) (story)
See Ya Later Gladiator (1968) 3 Ring Wing-Ding (1968) (story)
Feud with a Dude (1968) (story)
Skyscraper Caper (1968)
Big Game Haunt (1968) (story)
Hocus Pocus Powwow (1968) (story) 
Jerky Turkey (1968) (story) 
Fiesta Fiasco (1967) (story) 
... aka The Rain Maker
Merlin the Magic Mouse (1967) (story) 
Go Away Stowaway (1967) (story) 
Rodent to Stardom (1967) (story) 
Speedy Ghost to Town (1967) (story) 
The Spy Swatter (1967) (story) 
The Music Mice-Tro (1967) (story) 
Secret Agent Woody Woodpecker (1967)
Horse Play (1967) (story)
Hot Diggity Dog (1967)
Vicious Viking (1967) (story)
Have Gun - Can't Travel (1967)
Sissy Sheriff (1967) (story) 
Mouse in the House (1967) 
Window Pains (1967) 
"The Super 6" (1966) TV Series (writer) 
Astronut Woody (1966) 
Foot Brawl (1966) 
Rough Riding Hood (1966) 
What's Peckin' (1965) 
Davey Cricket (1965) 
Half Baked Alaska (1965)
Fractured Friendship (1965)
Birds of a Feather (1965) (story)
Guest Who? (1965)
Case of the Elephant's Trunk (1965) 
Three Little Woodpeckers (1965) (story)
Get Lost! Little Doggy (1964) (story) 
Roof-Top Razzle Dazzle (1964) 
Rah Rah Ruckus (1964)
Ski-napper (1964) (story) 
"Krazy Kat" (writer) 
- Housewarming (1963) TV Episode (story) 
"The Alvin Show" (1961) TV Series (story) 
Canned Feud (1951) (story) 
Grape Nutty (1949) (story) 
Flora (1948) 
The Schooner the Better (1946) (story) 
Snap Happy Traps (1946) (story)
Kongo-Roo (1946) (story)
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) 
... aka Ziegfeld Follies of 1946 (USA: poster title) 
Nix on Hypnotricks (1941) (story) 
... aka Hoppity Goes to Town (UK) 
Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941) (adaptation) 
I'll Never Crow Again (1941) (story)
Sneak, Snoop and Snitch (1940) 
Gulliver's Travels (1939) 
Crackpot Cruise (1939) 
The Sneezing Weasel (1938) 
Little Red Walking Hood (1937) 
The Adventures of Superpup (1958) (TV) 
A-Lad-In Bagdad (1938)
Katnip Kollege (1938) (uncredited) 
Porky's Phoney Express (1938)
"The Porky Pig Show" (1964) TV Series .... Gabby Goat
... aka Porky Pig and His Friends (USA: syndication title) 
"The Steve Allen Show" (1956) TV Series .... Announcer (1959-1960)
... aka The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (USA: new title)

"Linus! The Lion Hearted" (1964) TV Series (storyboard artist)
Get Rich Quick Porky (1937) (voice) .... Gabby Goat


Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1980

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