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DiedSeptember 16, 1965, Santa Monica, California, United States
FactThe MGM animation staff, especially Joseph Barbera and William Hanna, despised Quimby when he was head of the animation department. They felt he was a useless bore who had no love or talent in the medium but still fought with the artists continually over their creative ideas. The fact that he always took the credit for the awards won for the cartoons was especially galling.

Fred Quimby was born on July 31, 1886, in Santa Rosa, California. His parents were William and Emma Quimby. He had two brothers and two sisters. His early education was at Santa Rosa High School. After high school, he worked as a clerk in a bank. He also played baseball and was a member of the Santa Rosa Amateur Athletic Club. In 1908, he married Mabelle Farrington. They had two children.

Quimby’s career began in 1912 when he joined the Essanay Film Company as a scenario writer. He later worked for the Mutual Film Company and the Hal Roach Studios. He is best known for his work on the “Our Gang” series of short films. He also wrote and directed many of the “Laurel and Hardy” films. In 1935, he won an Academy Award for his work on the short film, “The Little Rascals”. He retired from filmmaking in 1945.

Quimby’s net worth was estimated to be $5 million at the time of his death. He died on May 11, 1965, in Santa Monica, California.

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Full NameFred Quimby
DiedSeptember 16, 1965, Santa Monica, California, United States
ProfessionJournalist, Film producer


AwardsAcademy Award for Best Short Film (Animated)
MoviesPuss Gets the Boot, The Two Mouseketeers, The Little Orphan, Mouse Trouble, The Cat Concerto, The Yankee Doodle Mouse, Quiet Please!, Jerry and Jumbo, Johann Mouse, The Night Before Christmas, Jerry's Cousin, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse, Just Ducky, Baby Puss, Hatch Up Your Troubles, Solid Serenade, To...

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1Won 4 consecutive Oscars between 1944-1947, in the category Best Short Subject, Cartoons.
2The MGM animation staff, especially Joseph Barbera and William Hanna, despised Quimby when he was head of the animation department. They felt he was a useless bore who had no love or talent in the medium but still fought with the artists continually over their creative ideas. The fact that he always took the credit for the awards won for the cartoons was especially galling.



Flirty Birdy1945Short producer
Tee for Two1945Short producer
The Shooting of Dan McGoo1945Short producer
Jerky Turkey1945Short producer
Mouse in Manhattan1945Short producer
The Unwelcome Guest1945Short producer
The Mouse Comes to Dinner1945Short producer
The Screwy Truant1945Short producer
Barney Bear's 'Polar Pest'1944Short producer - uncredited
Big Heel-Watha1944Short producer - uncredited
Mouse Trouble1944Short producer
Puttin' on the Dog1944Short producer
Bear Raid Warden1944Short producer - uncredited
Happy-Go-Nutty1944Short producer
The Bodyguard1944Short producer
The Tree Surgeon1944Short producer
Batty Baseball1944Short producer - uncredited
The Million Dollar Cat1944Short producer
Screwball Squirrel1944Short producer
The Zoot Cat1944Short producer - uncredited
Innertube Antics1944Short producer - uncredited
What's Buzzin' Buzzard?1943Short producer
The Stork's Holiday1943Short producer
War Dogs1943Short producer - uncredited
One Ham's Family1943Short producer
The Uninvited Pest1943Short producer - uncredited
Who Killed Who?1943Short producer - uncredited
Baby Puss1943Short producer
The Yankee Doodle Mouse1943Short producer
Red Hot Riding Hood1943Short producer - uncredited
The Boy and the Wolf1943Short producer - uncredited
Dumb-Hounded1943Short producer
The Lonesome Mouse1943Short producer
Bah Wilderness1943Short producer
Sufferin' Cats!1943Short producer
Barney Bear's Victory Garden1942Short producer
Wild Honey, or, How to Get Along Without a Ration Book1942Short producer - uncredited
Fine Feathered Friend1942Short producer
The Early Bird Dood It!1942Short producer
Blitz Wolf1942Short producer - uncredited
The Bowling Alley-Cat1942Short producer
Bats in the Belfry1942Short producer
Little Gravel Voice1942Short producer - uncredited
Puss n' Toots1942Short producer
The Bear and the Beavers1942Short producer - uncredited
The First Swallow1942Short producer - uncredited
Dog Trouble1942Short producer
The Hungry Wolf1942Short producer - uncredited
Fraidy Cat1942Short producer
The Field Mouse1941Short producer - uncredited
The Night Before Christmas1941Short producer - uncredited
The Flying Bear1941Short producer - uncredited
The Rookie Bear1941Short producer - uncredited
Officer Pooch1941Short producer
Little Cesario1941Short producer
The Alley Cat1941Short producer
Dance of the Weed1941Short producer
The Midnight Snack1941Short producer
The Goose Goes South1941Short producer - uncredited
The Little Mole1941Short producer - uncredited
The Prospecting Bear1941Short producer - uncredited
Abdul the Bulbul Ameer1941Short producer - uncredited
Mrs. Ladybug1940Short producer - uncredited
The Lonesome Stranger1940Short producer - uncredited
Gallopin' Gals1940Short producer
The Homeless Flea1940Short producer - uncredited
Papa Gets the Bird1940Short producer - uncredited
Romeo in Rhythm1940Short producer
The Bookworm Turns1940Short producer - uncredited
The Milky Way1940Short producer - uncredited
Tom Turkey and His Harmonica Humdingers1940Short producer - uncredited
Swing Social1940Short producer - uncredited
A Rainy Day with the Bear Family1940Short producer - uncredited
Home on the Range1940Short producer - uncredited
Puss Gets the Boot1940Short producer - uncredited
The Fishing Bear1940Short producer - uncredited
The Mad Maestro1939Short producer - uncredited
The Blue Danube1939Short producer
Peace on Earth1939Short producer - uncredited
One Mother's Family1939Short producer - uncredited
The Bookworm1939Short producer - uncredited
Goldilocks and the Three Bears1939Short producer
The Bear That Couldn't Sleep1939Short producer - uncredited
Art Gallery1939Short producer - uncredited
The Little Goldfish1939Short producer
Jitterbug Follies1939Short producer - uncredited
Mama's New Hat1939Short producer - uncredited
Seal Skinners1939Short producer - uncredited
Petunia Natural Park1939Short producer - uncredited
The Captain's Christmas1938Short producer - uncredited
The Honduras Hurricane1938Short producer - uncredited
The Winning Ticket1938Short producer - uncredited
Buried Treasure1938Short producer
Old Smokey1938Short producer
The Pygmy Hunt1938Short producer
What a Lion!1938Short producer - uncredited
A Day at the Beach1938Short producer - uncredited
The Captain's Pup1938Short producer
Poultry Pirates1938Short producer - uncredited
Blue Monday1938Short producer - uncredited
Cleaning House1938Short producer - uncredited
Cartoon Alley2004TV Series documentary producer - original theatrical cartoons
Good Will to Men1955Short producer
Cellbound1955Short producer
Pecos Pest1955Short producer
Deputy Droopy1955Short producer
Smarty Cat1955Short producer
The First Bad Man1955Short producer
Tom and Chérie1955Short producer
Designs on Jerry1955Short producer
Mouse for Sale1955Short producer
Field and Scream1955Short producer
Pup on a Picnic1955Short producer
Southbound Duckling1955Short producer
Touché, Pussy Cat!1954Short producer
Dixieland Droopy1954Short producer
Pet Peeve1954Short producer
Downhearted Duckling1954Short producer
The Flea Circus1954Short producer
Neapolitan Mouse1954Short producer
The Farm of Tomorrow1954Short producer
Mice Follies1954Short producer
Tom and Jerry: The Complete First Volume1954TV Series producer
Baby Butch1954Short producer
Bird-Brain Bird Dog1954Short producer
Homesteader Droopy1954Short producer
Sleepy-Time Squirrel1954Short producer
Little School Mouse1954Short producer
Billy Boy1954Short producer
Hic-cup Pup1954Short producer
The Impossible Possum1954Short producer
Drag-A-Long Droopy1954Short producer
Posse Cat1954Short producer
Puppy Tale1954Short producer
The Three Little Pups1953Short producer
Life with Tom1953Short producer
Half-Pint Palomino1953Short producer
Two Little Indians1953Short producer
Just Ducky1953Short producer
Wee-Willie Wildcat1953Short producer
T.V. of Tomorrow1953Short producer
Heir Bear1953Short producer
That's My Pup!1953Short producer
Little Johnny Jet1953Short producer
Cobs and Robbers1953Short producer
Jerry and Jumbo1953Short producer
Barney's Hungry Cousin1953Short producer
The Missing Mouse1953Short producer
Johann Mouse1952Short producer
Busybody Bear1952Short producer
The Dog House1952Short producer
The Little Wise Quacker1952Short producer
Cruise Cat1952Short producer
Caballero Droopy1952Short producer
Push-Button Kitty1952Short producer
Fit to Be Tied1952Short producer
Rock-a-Bye Bear1952Short producer
Little Runaway1952Short producer
One Cab's Family1952Short producer
Triplet Trouble1952Short producer
Smitten Kitten1952Short producer
The Duck Doctor1952Short producer
Magical Maestro1952Short producer
The Two Mouseketeers1951Short producer
The Flying Cat1951Short producer
Droopy's Double Trouble1951Short producer
Cat Napping1951Short producer
Car of Tomorrow1951Short producer
Nit-Witty Kitty1951Short producer
Slicked-up Pup1951Short producer
His Mouse Friday1951Short producer
Symphony in Slang1951Short producer
Sleepy-Time Tom1951Short producer
Droopy's Good Deed1951Short producer
Jerry's Cousin1951Short producer
Daredevil Droopy1951Short producer
Jerry and the Goldfish1951Short producer
Cock-a-Doodle Dog1951Short producer
Casanova Cat1951Short producer
The Peachy Cobbler1950Short producer
Cue Ball Cat1950Short producer
The Chump Champ1950Short producer
The Framed Cat1950Short producer
Garden Gopher1950Short producer
Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl1950Short producer
Safety Second1950Short producer
The Cuckoo Clock1950Short producer
Ventriloquist Cat1950Short producer
Jerry and the Lion1950Short producer
Texas Tom1950Short producer
Little Quacker1950Short producer
Saturday Evening Puss1950Short producer
Polka-Dot Puss1949Short producer
The Counterfeit Cat1949Short producer
Out-Foxed1949Short producer
Tennis Chumps1949Short producer
Jerry's Diary1949Short producer
Little Rural Riding Hood1949Short producer
Love That Pup1949Short producer
Wags to Riches1949Short producer
Doggone Tired1949Short producer
The Cat and the Mermouse1949Short producer
The House of Tomorrow1949Short producer
Heavenly Puss1949Short producer
Señor Droopy1949Short producer
Hatch Up Your Troubles1949Short producer
Bad Luck Blackie1949Short producer
Goggle Fishing Bear1949Short producer
The Little Orphan1948Short producer
The Cat That Hated People1948Short producer
Lucky Ducky1948Short producer
Mouse Cleaning1948Short producer
Half-Pint Pygmy1948Short producer
Professor Tom1948Short producer
The Bear and the Hare1948Short producer
Old Rockin' Chair Tom1948Short producer
Little 'Tinker1948Short producer
The Truce Hurts1948Short producer
What Price Fleadom1948Short producer
Kitty Foiled1948Short producer
The Bear and the Bean1948Short producer
Going Places1948Short producer
King-Size Canary1947Short producer
The Invisible Mouse1947Short producer
Slap Happy Lion1947Short producer
A Mouse in the House1947Short producer
Uncle Tom's Cabaña1947Short producer
Salt Water Tabby1947Short producer
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse1947Short producer
Red Hot Rangers1947Short producer
The Cat Concerto1947Short producer
Hound Hunters1947Short producer
Part Time Pal1947Short producer
Cat Fishin'1947Short producer
Henpecked Hoboes1946Short producer
Northwest Hounded Police1946Short producer
Solid Serenade1946Short producer
Bikini, the Atom Island1946Documentary short producer
The Hick Chick1946Short producer
Trap Happy1946Short producer
The Milky Waif1946Short producer
Lonesome Lenny1946Short producer
Springtime for Thomas1946Short producer
Wild and Woolfy1945Short producer - uncredited
Quiet Please!1945Short producer
Swing Shift Cinderella1945Short producer


Invitation to the Dance1956cartoon sequence
Dangerous When Wet1953cartoons: Tom and Jerry
Holiday in Mexico1946cartoon sequence - uncredited


Won Awards

1953OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsJohann Mouse (1952)
1952OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsThe Two Mouseketeers (1951)
1949OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsThe Little Orphan (1948)
1947OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsThe Cat Concerto (1947)
1946OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsQuiet Please! (1945)
1945OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsMouse Trouble (1944)
1944OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsThe Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943)
1941OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsThe Milky Way (1940)

Nominated Awards

1956OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsGood Will to Men (1955)
1955OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsTouché, Pussy Cat! (1954)
1953OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsLittle Johnny Jet (1953)
1951OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsJerry's Cousin (1951)
1950OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsHatch Up Your Troubles (1949)
1948OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, CartoonsDr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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