Walter Lantz

Apr 27, 1899


Over the years, animator Walter Lantz created some of the movies' most beloved characters including the laid-back Andy Panda, Chilly Willy, the sad-eyed ever-freezing penguin, and Oswald Rabbit, but his most famous creation remains the mischievous carrot-topped Woody Woodpecker. Born in New Rochelle, New York to a family of Italian immigrants, Lantz got… More


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