BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20091108T000000Z DTEND:20091108T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Iwao Takamoto (1925&ndash\;2007) spent a lifetime in the animat ion industry and was influential in the creation of some of the most belov ed characters in the medium&rsquo\;s history\, including Scooby-Doo\, Atom Ant\, The Jetsons&rsquo\; Astro\, The Flintstones&rsquo\; Great Gazoo\, a nd The Wacky Races&rsquo\; Penelope Pittstop and Muttley\, all of whom he designed. Iwao Takamoto: My Life with a Thousand Characters is the story o f this legendary American artist\, told in his own words. \n \n Takamoto r ecords his experiences growing up in the heart of Los Angeles as a self-de scribed &ldquo\;street kid&rdquo\; and his wartime ordeal of being sent to Manzanar. \n\nThe book chronicles his career\, first with the Walt Disney Studios\, where he worked directly with the famous &ldquo\;Nine Old Men\, &rdquo\; and later for Hanna-Barbera\, where he was a key artistic force. Packed with memorable stories of working in the trenches of two of Hollywo od&rsquo\;s most notable animation studios and filled with photographs and artwork\, much of which has never before been published\, this book is es sential for any fan of animation and twentieth-century popular culture. \n \n Mike Mallory the co-author and Barbara Takamoto will be present to sig n the books. In addition\, a special one day exhibition of Iwao's work wil l also be on display. SUMMARY:Iwao Takamoto: My Life With a Thousand Characters URL:/en/events/2009/11/08/iwao-takamoto-my-life-with-a-thousand-characters/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR