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Thursday, December 15, 2005

LOKEY, Hicks

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Birth: April 5, 1904
Death: November 4, 1990


Director, Producer, Animator, and Art Director.

Bio Summary

William "Hicks" Lokey was an American animator. He is best known for his work at Fleischer Studios. Lokey was born in Alabama. In 1990 Lokey received the Winsor McCay Award for his lifetime of work in the field of animation. Lokey died in Los Angeles on November 4, 1990

Early Life/Family

Lokey was born in Alabama. His original name is William Lokey. Hicks Lokey's name appeared on numerous Hanna-Barbera TV cartoons. He was very active in the animation union during the late 30s and early 40s. He was one of the participants of the infamous Disney strike in 1941.


Career Outline

He worked as an animator for Fleischer Studios (1934-1938), the Walter Lantz Studio (1938-39), Walt Disney Productions (1940-41, where he provided character animation for the "pink elephant dance" in Dumbo and "The Dance of the Hours" in Fantasia), and Hanna-Barbera (1959-1986). 
He worked with the following production team, and his occupation.

Elmer Plummer (Screenwriter, Consultant/advisor)
Max Fleischer (Producer/Animator)
Walt Disney (Producer/Animator)
Dave Fleischer (Director)
Norman Ferguson (Director/Animator)
Myron Waldman (Animator)
Walt Kelly (Animator, Art Director)
Cy Young (Animator, Art Director)

Comments On Style

After the research, I found out that he had worked on so many cartoons that I have seen when I was a child. Even though I don’t really know which part he had animated, I think the expression of character in those animations are unique in a way.
Additionally, it is kind hard to tell Hicks Lokey’s style on later animations because there were a lot of animators worked on that certain animation. During his time in Max Fleischer Studio, he worked on the Betty Boop cartoon. I really think that he had the ability bring the character to live. I can feel there is a personality and a soul in that character. All the gesture works for that character which I love a lot.




He really seems to have vanished completely from the animation world between 1941 and 1958.



This Little Piggie Went to Market (1934) (animator)
Betty Boop's Trial (1934) (animator)
There's Something About a Soldier (1934) (animator)
When My Ship Comes In (1934) (animator)
Taking the Blame (1935) (animator)
A Language All My Own (1935) (animator)
Judge for a Day (1935) (animator)
Making Stars (1935) (animator) (uncredited)
Betty Boop and the Little King (1936) (animator)
Not Now (1936) (animator)
Betty Boop and Little Jimmy (1936) (animator)
You're Not Built That Way (1936) (animator)
Hawaiian Birds (1936) (animator) (uncredited) 
Making Friends (1936) (animator)
Pudgy Picks a Fight (1937) (animator)
Peeping Penguins (1937) (animator)
The New Deal Show (1937) (animator)
Educated Fish (1937) (animator)
Riding the Rails (1938) (animator)
Baby Kittens (1938) (animator)
I'm Just a Jitterbug (1939) (animator)
The One-Armed Bandit (1939) (animator)
The Bird on Nellie's Hat (1939) (animator)
Snuffy’s Party (1939) (writer)
Scrambled Eggs (1939) (animator)
Fantasia (1940) (animator) (segment "Dance of the Hours") 
... aka Walt Disney's Fantasia (USA: poster title)
Dumbo (1941) (animator) 
... aka Walt Disney's Dumbo (USA: poster title)
"Quick Draw McGraw" (1959) TV series (animator)
"The Yogi Bear Show" (1961) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes)
"The Hillbilly Bears" (1965) TV series (animator)
"The Secret Squirrel Show" (1965) TV series (animator)
The Man Called Flintstone (1966) (animator)
"Space Ghost" (1966) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes, 1966)
"Shazzan" (1967) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes)
"Wacky Races" (1968) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes)
"Scooby Doo, Where Are You!" (animator) (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
- Hassle in the Castle (1969) TV episode (animator) 
- A Clue for Scooby Doo (1969) TV episode (animator) 
- What a Night for a Knight (1969) TV episode (animator) 
- Decoy for a Dognapper (1969) TV episode (animator) 
- Mine Your Own Business (1969) TV episode (animator)
"Josie and the Pussycats" (1970) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes)
"The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show" (1971) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes)
"The Roman Holidays" (1972) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes)
"The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie" (animator) (1 episode, 1972)
... aka The New Saturday Superstar Movie (USA: second season title) 
- Yogi's Ark Lark (1972) TV episode (animator)
"Inch High, Private Eye" (1973) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes)
"Goober and the Ghost Chasers" (1973) TV series (animator) (1973)
"Hong Kong Phooey" (1974) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes)
"Challenge of the SuperFriends" (animator) (16 episodes, 1978)
- The History of Doom (1978) TV episode (animator) 
- Superfriends, Rest in Peace (1978) TV episode (animator) 
- Doomsday (1978) TV episode (animator) 
- Fairy Tale of Doom (1978) TV episode (animator) 
- The Final Challenge (1978) TV episode (animator) 
(11 more)
"Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics" (1977) TV series (animator) (1978) 
... aka Laff-A Lympics (USA: segment title) 
... aka Scooby's All Stars (USA: new title) 
... aka Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (USA: new title)
"The Godzilla Power Hour" (1978) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
... aka Godzilla Super 90 (USA: new title) 
... aka The Godzilla Show (USA: new title)
"The New Fred and Barney Show" (1979) TV series (animator) (as William Lokey)
"Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo" (1979) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes)
"The World's Greatest SuperFriends" (animator) (8 episodes, 1979)
... aka SuperFriends IV (USA: short title) 
- The Planet of Oz (1979) TV episode (animator) 
- The Superfriends Meet Frankenstein (1979) TV episode (animator) 
- Terror at 20,000 Fathoms (1979) TV episode (animator) 
- Universe of Evil (1979) TV episode (animator) 
- The Lord of Middle Earth (1979) TV episode (animator)
Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood (1979) (TV) (animator) 
"The New Shmoo" (1979) TV series (animator) (1979)
"Casper and the Angels" (1979) TV series (animator) (1979)
"The Flintstone Comedy Show" (animator) (1 episode, 1980)
... aka Bedrock Cops (USA: segment title) 
... aka Captain Caveman (USA: segment title) 
... aka Dino and Cavemouse (USA: segment title) 
... aka Flinstones Funnies (USA: rerun title) 
... aka Pebbles, Dino and Bamm Bamm (USA: segment title) 
... aka The Flintstone Family Adventures (USA: segment title) 
... aka The Frankenstones (USA: segment title) 
- RV Fever/Birthday Boy/Clownfoot/Fred Goes Ape/Flying Mouse/Ghost-sitters (1980) TV episode (animator)
"The Kwicky Koala Show" (1981) TV series (animator)
"ABC Weekend Specials" (animator) (1 episode, 1982)
- Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit (1982) TV episode (animator)
The Smurfs Springtime Special (1982) (TV) (animator)
Christmas Comes to PacLand (1982) (TV) (animator)
Pac-Man" (animator) (13 episodes, 1982)
- Nighty Nightmares/The Pac-Mummy (1982) TV episode (animator) 
- A Bad Case of the Chomps/Goo-Goo at the Zoo (1982) TV episode (animator) 
- The Pac-Love Boat/The Great Power-Pellet Robbery (1982) TV episode (animator) 
- Chomp-Out at the O.K. Corral/Once Upon a Chomp (1982) TV episode (animator) 
- The Abominable Pac-Man/The Bionic Pac-Woman (1982) TV episode (animator) 
(8 more)
"Shirt Tales" (1982) TV series (animator) (1982)
"The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show" (1983) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes)
My Smurfy Valentine (1983) (TV) (animator)
"Smurfs" (animator) (94 episodes, 1981-1983)
... aka Smurfs' Adventures 
- Good Neighbor Smurf/The Smurfstone Quest (1983) TV episode (animator) 
- Hats Off to Smurfs/The Noble Stag (1983) TV episode (animator) 
- Smurfy Acres/No Time for Smurfs (1983) TV episode (animator) 
- A Chip Off the Old Smurf (1983) TV episode (animator) 
- A Gift for Papa's Day (1983) TV episode (animator) 
(89 more)
"The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo" (1985) TV series (animator) (unknown episodes)
"Paw Paws" (animator) (1 episode, 1985)
- The Big Spill (1985) TV episode (animator)


Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1990

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