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DePATIE, David H.

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Birth: May 26, 1935, Shiprock, New Mexico or December 24, 1929/30, Los Angeles, CA (verification needed)


Producer, Executive Producer, Writer, Animation Producer

Bio Summary

David Hudsen DePatie was born in Shiprock, New Mexico. Not much is mentioned about his early life.

Early Life/Family

David is married and has two children: David H. DePatie Jr., who was an editor on many projects and Steve DePatie who was a composer on various projects.


Career Outline

After the closing of the Warner Brothers animation studios in the early 1960’s, David H. DePatie’s career in the Cartoon Industry really took Course. Previously, he was one of the final Exective Produces over at Warner Bros. Along with Warner Bros. animator, Friz Freleng, he created DePatie- Freleng Enterprises, opening the door to characters and projects such as The Pink Panther. The Studio was set out in Hollywood and was an animated production company. They produced theatrical cartoons for studios such as United Artists as well as animated series, title sequences and commercials. After the success of the Pink Panther movie, many more animation opportunities came to be such as the Dr. Seuss stories, The Lorax, and The Cat in the Hat, for CBS and various Satuday Morning Cartoons including, G.I. Joe: a Real American Hero and Spiderman and his Amazing Friends. On his last noted project, DePatie worked on, The Pink Panther in: Pink at First Sight, which was pursued without Friz Freleng. The studio was sold to Marvel Comics in 1981. Freleng went back to Warners while DePatie became the head of Marvel Productions. Through the years of DFE ( DePatie- Freleng Enterprises), DePatie helped to produce numerous projects and create characters that are still remembered and seen today.

Comments On Style

Seeing how DePatie was a Producer, he had no true style, but he did have an eye and wonderful input on characters and projects that would become timeless.



Little is known about DePatie’s personality. Though, since most of his biographies discuss his projects and looking at the success of his projects, one may suggest that he was a hard worker and well as a determined individual with clear vision.



Both of his children took part in the entertainment/ film industry as well, though through different media. One was a composer and the other, an editor.


Pink Panther and Sons (1984) (producer) (1984) (as David DePatie)
My Little Pony (1984) (TV) (executive producer)
"Dungeons & Dragons" (executive producer) (13 episodes, 1983)
"The Incredible Hulk" (executive producer) (13 episodes, 1982-1983)
"G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" (1983)
The Charmkins (1983) (TV) (executive producer)
"Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" (executive producer) (24
"Pandamonium" (1982) TV series (executive producer) (1982)
"Meatballs and Spaghetti" (1982) TV series (executive producer)
The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982) (TV) (executive producer) 
... aka The Cat in the Hat Gets Grinched (USA: video title)
The Pink Panther in 'Pink at First Sight' (1981) (TV) (producer)
Dennis the Menace in Mayday for Mother (1981) (TV) (producer)
"Spider-Man" (executive producer) (26 episodes, 1981)
... aka
Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (1980) (TV) (executive producer) 
... aka Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano (USA: video title)
Daffy Duck's Easter Show (1980) (TV) (producer) 
... aka Daffy Duck's Easter Egg-citement (USA: video title)
"ABC Afterschool Specials" (producer) (3 episodes, 1973-1978)
Pink Panther in the Olym-pinks (1980) (TV) (producer)
Supermarket Pink (1980) (producer) 

Pink Suds (1979) (producer)
Doctor Pink (1979) (producer)
"Spider-Woman" (executive producer) (16 episodes, 1979)
Spark Plug Pink (1979) (producer)
Pink Pull (1979) (producer)
Pink in the Woods (1979) (producer)
String Along in Pink (1979) (producer)
Toro Pink (1979) (producer)
Pink Quackers (1979) (producer)
Pink Breakfast (1979) (producer)
Star Pink (1978) (producer)
Pink Z-Z-Z (1978) (producer)
Pink Bananas (1978) (producer)
Pinktails for Two (1978) (producer)
Pink in the Drink (1978) (producer)
The Pink of Bagdad (1978) (producer)
Pink Press (1978) (producer)
Pet Pink Pebbles (1978) (producer)
A Pink Christmas (1978) (TV) (producer)
Yankee Doodle Pink (1978) (producer)
Pinkologist (1978) (producer)
Pink and Shovel (1978) (producer)
Pink S.W.A.T. (1978) (producer)
Cat and the Pinkstalk (1978) (producer)
Pink Daddy (1978) (producer)
Pink Lightning (1978) (producer)
Pink U.F.O. (1978) (producer)
Sprinkle Me Pink (1978) (producer)
Dietetic Pink (1978) (producer)
Pink Lemonade (1978) (producer)
Pink Trumpet (1978) (producer)
Pink Arcade (1978) (producer)
Pink Pictures (1978) (producer)
Life with Feather (1978) (producer)
"The All New Pink Panther Show" (1978) TV series (producer)
To Catch a Halibut (1978) (producer)
"The Fantastic Four" (1978) TV series (producer) (unknown episodes)
"What's New, Mr. Magoo?" (producer) (16 episodes, 1977
Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977) (TV) (executive producer)
"Baggy Pants & the Nitwits" (1977) TV series (producer)
Bugs Bunny's Easter Special (1977) (TV) (producer) (uncredited)
Therapeutic Pink (1977) (producer)
"The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show" (1976)
Rocky Pink (1976) (producer)
Sherlock Pink (1976) (producer)
Pinky Doodle (1976) (producer)
Pink Piper (1976) (producer)
Medicur (1976) (producer)
The Pink Pro (1976) (producer)
The Pink of Arabee (1976) (producer)
Mystic Pink (1976) (producer)
Sweat Hog Shark (1976) (producer)
Mama (1976) (producer)
It's Pink, But Is It Mink? (1975) (producer)
The Scarlet Pinkernel (1975) (producer)
Pink Campaign (1975) (producer)
Bobolink Pink (1975) (producer)
The Tiny Tree (1975) (TV) (executive producer)
"Return to the Planet of the Apes" (producer) (13 episodes, 1975)
Rockhounds (1975) (producer)
Keep Our Forests Pink (1975) (producer)
Pink Elephant (1975) (producer)
"The Oddball Couple" (1975) TV series (producer)
Goldilox & the Three Hoods (1975) (producer)
Forty Pink Winks (1975) (producer)
Pink Plasma (1975) (producer)
Salmon Pink (1975) (producer)
Pink Streaker (1975) (producer)
Pink Da Vinci (1975) (producer)
From Nags to Riches (1975) (producer)
Eagle Beagles (1975) (producer)
Haunting Dog (1975) (producer)
Rock-a-Bye Maybe (1975) (producer)
M-o-n-e-y Spells Love (1975) (producer)
Saltwater Tuffy (1975) (producer)
Watch the Birdie (1975) (producer)
The Hoober-Bloob Highway (1975) (TV) (executive producer)
Bows and Errors (1974) (producer)
Deviled Yeggs (1974) (producer)
The Big House Ain't a Home (1974) (producer)
Mother Dogfather (1974) (producer)
Heist and Seek (1974) (producer)
The Goose That Laid a Golden Egg (1974) (producer)
Trail of the Lonesome Pink (1974) (producer)
The Dogfather (1974) (producer)
Saddle Soap Opera (1974) (producer)
Pink Aye (1974) (producer)
Mesa Trouble (1974) (producer)
The Badge and the Beautiful (1974) (producer)
Big Beef at the O.K. Corral (1974) (producer)
By Hoot or by Crook (1974) (producer)
Strange on the Range (1974) (producer)
As the Tumbleweed Turns (1974) (producer)
Clerow Wilson's Great Escape (1974) (TV) (producer)
Little Boa Peep (1974) (producer)
Giddy Up Woe (1974) (producer)
Gold Struck (1974) (producer)
Phony Express (1974) (producer)
The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973) (TV) (producer)
Stirrups and Hiccups (1973) (producer)
Ten Miles to the Gallop (1973) (producer)
Pay Your Buffalo Bill (1973) (producer)
A Self-Winding Sidewinder (1973) (producer)
"Bailey's Comets" (producer) (4 episodes, 1973
Snake Preview (1973) (producer)
Aches and Snakes (1973) (producer)
Apache on the County Seat (1973) (producer)
The Shoe Must Go On (1973) (producer)
Fowl Play (1973) (producer)
Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow (1973) (producer)
Blue Aces Wild (1973) (producer)
Killarney Blarney (1973) (producer)
Wham and Eggs (1973) (producer)
Dr. Seuss on the Loose (1973) (TV) (executive producer)
The Boa Friend (1973) (producer)
Kloot's Kounty (1973) (producer)
"The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie" (producer) (1 episode, 1973)
Blue Racer Blues (1972) (producer)
Yokahama Mama (1972) (producer)
Clerow Wilson and the Miracle of P.S. 14 (1972) (TV) (producer)
"The Barkleys" (1972) TV series (producer)
"The Houndcats" (1972) TV series (producer)
Camera Bug (1972) (producer)
Love and Hisses (1972) (producer)
Nippon Tuck (1972) (producer)
Punch and Judo (1972) (producer)
Support Your Local Serpent (1972) (producer)
Hiss and Hers (1972) (producer)
Flight to the Finish (1972) (producer)
Frog Jog (1972) (producer)
The Lorax (1972) (TV) (executive producer)
Pink 8 Ball (1972) (producer)
Croakus Pocus (1971) (producer)
Serape Happy (1971) (producer)
Pink-In (1971) (producer)
Gong with the Pink (1971) (producer)
Psst Pink (1971) (producer)
The Pink Flea (1971) (producer)
Pink Pranks (1971) (producer)
Cattle Battle (1971) (producer)
Pink Tuba-Dore (1971) (producer)
Pink Blue Plate (1971) (producer)
A Fink in the Rink (1971) (producer)
A Fly in the Pink (1971) (producer)
A Leap in the Deep (1971) (producer)
Fastest Tongue in the West (1971) (producer)
The Egg and Ay-Yi-Yi! (1971) (producer)
The Great Continental Overland Cross-Country Race (1971) (producer)
From Bed to Worse (1971) (producer)
Mud Squad (1971) (producer)
Two Jumps and a Chump (1971) (producer)
The Cat in the Hat (1971) (TV) (executive producer)
Trick or Retreat (1971) (producer)
Snake in the Gracias (1971) (producer)
Rough Brunch (1971) (producer)
Goldilocks (1971) (TV) (producer)
Don't Hustle an Ant with Muscle (1970) (producer)
"Doctor Dolittle" (producer) (9 episodes, 1970
A Dopey Hacienda (1970) (producer)
The Froze Nose Knows (1970) (producer)
Gem Dandy (1970) (producer)
Mumbo Jumbo (1970) (producer)
War and Pieces (1970) (producer)
Crane Brained (1970) (producer)
Robin Goodhood (1970) (producer)
Bridgework (1970) (producer)
The Foul Kin (1970) (producer)
Never on Thirsty (1970) (producer)
Science Friction (1970) (producer)
A Taste of Money (1970) (producer)
Hop and Chop (1970) (producer)
Ants in the Pantry (1970) (producer)
Say Cheese, Please (1970) (producer)
Odd Ant Out (1970) (producer)
The Froggy Froggy Duo (1970) (producer)
Scratch a Tiger (1970) (producer) 

Go for Croak (1969) (producer)
Isle of Caprice (1969) (producer)
A Pair of Greenbacks (1969) (producer)
Dune Bug (1969) (producer)
Never Bug an Ant (1969) (producer)
A Pair of Sneakers (1969) (producer)
"Here Comes the Grump" (1969) TV series (producer)
Tijuana Toads (1969) (producer) 
... aka A Tall in the Trap (USA: TV title)
Technology, Phooey (1969) (producer)
Sweet and Sourdough (1969) (producer)
Extinct Pink (1969) (producer)
The Deadwood Thunderball (1969) (producer)
Pink on the Cob (1969) (producer)
In the Pink of the Night (1969) (producer)
Carte Blanched (1969) (producer)
I've Got Ants in My Plans (1969) (producer)
Flying Feet (1969) (producer)
The Ant from Uncle (1969) (producer)
Slink Pink (1969) (producer)
Think Before You Pink (1969) (producer)
Hasty But Tasty (1969) (producer)
The Ant and the Aardvark (1969) (producer)
Pierre and Cottage Cheese (1969) (producer)
Pink Pest Control (1969) (producer)
Hurts and Flowers (1969) (producer)
French Freud (1969) (producer)
Pink-A-Rella (1969) (producer)
Pinkcome Tax (1968) (producer)
Hawks and Doves (1968) (producer)
The Pink Package Plot (1968) (producer)
Pink Is a Many Splintered Thing (1968) (producer)
Pink Sphinx (1968) (producer)
Tickled Pink (1968) (producer)
Little Beaux Pink (1968) (producer)
Pink in the Clink (1968) (producer)
Prehistoric Pink (1968) (producer)
The Pink Pill (1968) (producer)
La Feet's Defeat (1968) (producer)
Le Ball and Chain Gang (1968) (producer)
Pink Valiant (1968) (producer)
Le Great Dane Robbery (1968) (producer)
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink (1968) (producer)
Cherche le phantom (1968) (producer)
The Pink Quarterback (1968) (producer)
Lucky Pink (1968) (producer)
G.I. Pink (1968) (producer)
Bear De Guerre (1968) (producer)
Put-Put, Pink (1968) (producer)
Come on In! The Water's Pink (1968) (producer)
Transylvania Mania (1968) (producer)
Les Miserobots (1968) (producer)
Psychedelic Pink (1968) (producer)
Pinkadilly Circus (1968) (producer)
London Derrière (1968) (producer)
Sky Blue Pink (1968) (producer)
Pink Outs (1967) (producer)
The Hand Is Pinker Than the Eye (1967) (producer)
The Shooting of Caribou Lou (1967) (producer)
Prefabricated Pink (1967) (producer)
Congratulations It's Pink (1967) (producer)
Tour De Farce (1967) (producer)
Canadian Can-Can (1967) (producer)
"Super President" (1967) TV series (producer)
Crow De Guerre (1967) (producer)
Pinto Pink (1967) (producer)
Le Cop on Le Rocks (1967) (producer)
Le Escape Goat (1967) (producer)
Pink Paradise (1967) (producer)
Jet Pink (1967) (producer)
Le Bowser Bagger (1967) (producer)
Le Pig-Al Patrol (1967) (producer)
Bomb Voyage (1967) (producer)
In the Pink (1967) (producer)
Pink of the Litter (1967) (producer)
Le Quiet Squad (1967) (producer)
Pink Posies (1967) (producer)
Sacré Bleu Cross (1967) (producer)
Daffy's Diner (1967) (producer)
Pink Panic (1967) (producer)
Pinknic (1967) (producer)
Toulouse La Trick (1966) (producer)
Rock-a-Bye Pinky (1966) (producer)
A Taste of Catnip (1966) (producer)
Unsafe and Seine (1966) (producer)
Sugar and Spies (1966) (producer)
That's No Lady, That's Notre Dame (1966) (producer)
Super Pink (1966) (producer)
Sicque! Sicque! Sicque! (1966) (producer)
Swing Ding Amigo (1966) (producer)
The Genie with the Light Pink Fur (1966) (producer)
"The Super 6" (1966) TV series (producer)
The Pique Poquette of Paris (1966) (producer)
Feather Finger (1966) (producer)
A Squeak in the Deep (1966) (producer)
Pink-A-Boo (1966) (producer)
Ape Suzette (1966) (producer)
Cock-a-Doodle Deux-Deux (1966) (producer)
Smile Pretty, Say Pink (1966) (producer)
The Pink Blueprint (1966) (producer)
Pink, Plunk, Plink (1966) (producer)
Snow Excuse (1966) (producer)
A-Haunting We Will Go (1966) (producer)
Vitamin Pink (1966) (producer)
Plastered in Paris (1966) (producer)
Daffy Rents (1966) (producer)
Pink Pistons (1966) (producer)
Clippety Clobbered (1966) (producer)
Cirrhosis of the Louvre (1966) (producer)
Mexican Mousepiece (1966) (producer)
Pink Punch (1966) (producer)
The Solid Tin Coyote (1966) (producer)
Mucho Locos (1966) (producer)
Napoleon Blown-Aparte (1966) (producer)
Reaux, Reaux, Reaux Your Boat (1966) (producer)
Out and Out Rout (1966) (producer)
Shot and Bothered (1966) (producer)
The Astroduck (1966) (producer)
Chaser on the Rocks (1965) (producer)
The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation (1965) (producer)
Bully for Pink (1965) (producer)
Highway Runnery (1965) (producer)
Go Go Amigo (1965) (producer)
Reel Pink (1965) (producer)
Hairied and Hurried (1965) (producer)
Just Plane Beep (1965) (producer)
Chili Corn Corny (1965) (producer)
An Ounce of Pink (1965) (producer)
Boulder Wham! (1965) (producer)
Tired and Feathered (1965) (producer)
Pink Panzer (1965) (producer)
Tease for Two (1965) (producer)
The Pink Tail Fly (1965) (producer)
Run, Run, Sweet Road Runner (1965) (producer)
Rushing Roulette (1965) (producer)
Corn on the Cop (1965) (producer)
Suppressed Duck (1965) (producer)
Pink Ice (1965) (producer)
Well Worn Daffy (1965) (producer)
Pinkfinger (1965) (producer)
Shocking Pink (1965) (producer)
Pickled Pink (1965) (producer)
Assault and Peppered (1965) (producer)
Sink Pink (1965) (producer)
Moby Duck (1965) (producer)
Dial 'P' for Pink (1965) (producer)
The Wild Chase (1965) (producer)
We Give Pink Stamps (1965) (producer)
Cats and Bruises (1965) (producer)
It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House (1965) (producer)
Road to Andalay (1964) (producer)
"The Pink Panther Show" (producer) (3 episodes, 196
Pink Pajamas (1964) (producer)
The Pink Phink (1964) (producer)
Pancho's Hideaway (1964) (producer)
Hawaiian Aye Aye (1964) (producer)
Nuts and Volts (1964) (producer)
Freudy Cat (1964) (producer)
A Message to GraciasSuspense Account (1964) (producer)
Transylvania 6-5000 (1963) (producer)
Chili Weather (1963) (producer)
Martian Through Georgia (1962) (producer)
Mexican Boarders (1962) (producer)
Crow's Feat (1962) (producer)
Now Hear This (1962) (producer)
The Pied Piper of Guadalupe (1961) (producer)
The Abominable Snow Rabbit (1961) (producer)

The Pink Panther in: Pink at First Sight- (1981) (TV) (characters) 

Return to the Planet of the Apes - (13 episodes, 1975)

The Barkleys-(1972) TV series -(creator)
The Houndcats - (1972) TV series -(creator)
Doctor Dolittle - (10 episodes, 1970)
 - A Hatful of Rabbit (1970) TV
Curse of the Pink Panther - (1983) (title animation designer) 

Revenge of the Pink Panther - (1978) (animator: title cartoon)
Inspector Clouseau - (1968) (animator: title cartoon)
The Satan Bug - (1965) (animation producer)
The Pink Panther - (1963) (animation producer)


1967 – Nominated for Oscar - The Pink Blueprint (1966)
1977 – Won Daytime Emmy - ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)
1978 – Won Emmy – Halloween is Grinch Night (1977)
1982 – Won Emmy – The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982)

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