Animation and gag cartoonist Dan Danglo has passed away.
animation, comic books, gag cartoonist
Dan Danglo was born in Brooklyn with a burning desire to work for Walt Disney and 18 years later found himself working at Terry Toons.
During World War II, Dan served with the 4th Air Force in San Francisco as cartoonist for the headquarters newspaper.
After the war, Dan did comic book penciling, magazine gag cartoons and worked in the Story Department at Famous Studio doing Popeye and Casper the Friendly Ghost storyboards. He also did storyboards and layouts for the feature-length cartoon “Tubby the Tuba” at NY Tech.
In 1956, Dan became Art Director in the Visual Presentation Department at Young and Rubicam Advertising Agency. In 1970, Dan became Vice-President of Visual Presentation and Creative Director of Rollerman Enterprises creating corporate cartoon spokesmen and marketing properties.
Dan has also done storyboards for Warner Bros. and Hanna Barbera (such as Tazmanian Devil and Scooby Doo and Scrappy Too), as well as many projects involving Felix the Cat.
Dan has also taught Animation Storyboarding at Hofstra University and Animation Layout and design at the School of Visual Arts.
Dan, during his long career, contributed gag cartoons to various magazines.
Being a member of The Berndt Toast Gang, Dan shows up on Mike Lynch’s blog.
Dan was probably best known for his work on “Felix the Cat.” Dan worked in animation (Popeye, Scooby Doo & Scrappy, too and the Tasmanian Devil), advertising, comics and gag cartooning. As well as teaching classes at Hofstra University and SVA. He was also involved in the production of the animated feature “Tubby the Tuba” which indirectly started the 3D animated movie industry when two principles later formed Pixar.
Below is Dan’s latest National Cartoonists Society mini-bio card.