Producer/director Norman Maurer got his start as a comic book illustrator when he was a teen working on such series as The Little Wiseguys and Boy Comics. He also was a ghostwriter for Hank Ketcham on Dennis the Menace and did a series of comic books based on the Three Stooges. Maurer became a producer in 1956 and made a few entries in the Three Stooges' series. He then spent 15 years managing the rambunctious threesome. Maurer became a story editor and writer for Hanna-Barbera in 1975 and later became a cartoon consultant for CBS television.