Animator. Born in Los Angeles, California, he was the responsible for the design of some of the most popular cartoon characters in history. His animation career spans from the late 1940s where he worked for the Disney Studios under the tutelage of the legendary "nine old men." Takamoto's efforts have been employed in Disney classics "Cinderella," "Peter Pan," "Lady and the Tramp," "Sleeping Beauty" and "101 Dalmatians. In 1960, Takamoto joined with Hanna-Barbera, where he created many of what are still considered some of the most popular cartoon characters on the small screen such as Scooby-Doo, The Jetsons' dog Astro, Penelope Pitstop, Muttley and the Great Gazoo. His many credits also include "Jonny Quest" and "Josie and the Pussycats."In the early 70s, Takamoto directed the award-winning animation film "Charlotte's Web." He was awarded the Windsor McKay's Lifetime Achievement for his animated work. He died in his hometown.
Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
A man of gentle and humble spirit. His creative genius will live forever.
Loved by family and friends