Phil Monroe

Active - 1939 - 1983  |   Genres - Comedy, Children's/Family

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Animator Phil Monroe worked for Warner Bros. studios where he assisted in the creation of some of the studio's most popular cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pepe LePew, and Wile E. Coyote. He also created the cartoon television commercial hucksters Tony the Tiger (spokes-kitty for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal) and Charlie the Tuna (for Starkist Tuna). He worked extensively with animator Chuck Jones during the '70s and '80s and had a hand in creating such television specials as How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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