Charles Mintz

Birth/Death 1896-1939/1940

Occupation/Title Animation Film Producer
Bio Summary Charles Mintz was a film producer who was producing Disney’s animations. He had Disney come up with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and when it became extremely successful he took all of Disney’s animators except for the faithful Ub Iwerks, and completely took over the Oswald cartoons. He married Margaret Winkler who was in charge of Winkler Productions and soon after he took over the studio. Later he lost the Oswald contract. He also worked on the popular, Krazy Kat animations and had taken over that studio using the same kind of dirty tricks that he later used in his attempt to take over Disney Bros. He died at the age of 50 between the dates of 1939 Dec. 30th - 1940 Jan. 4th.

Charles Mintz was the producer who cheated young Walt Disney out of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, forcing him to create Mickey Mouse to replace him. (Sito)

Early Life/Family Charles Mintz married M. K. Winkler

Education/Training
Career Outline Mintz was the producer for Disney who took over the Oswald cartoons, then took over Winkler Productions.

Comments On Style

Influences
Robber Barons of the 1900

Personality
Mintz was a business man considered by most of the animation community to be ruthless and unethical in his business practices.

Anecdotes

Miscellaneous

Filmography
1. Mouse Exterminator (1940) [producer]
2. Park Your Baby (1939) [producer]
3. The Little Lost Sheep (1939) [producer]
4. The Charm Bracelet (1939) [producer]
5. Jitterbug Knights (1939) [producer]
6. Hollywood Sweepstakes (1939) [producer]
7. Nell's Yells (1939) [producer]
8. Scrappy's Rodeo (1939) [producer]
9. Lucky Pigs (1939) [producer]
10. A Worm's Eye View (1939) [producer]
11. The House That Jack Built (1939) [producer]
12. Happy Tots (1939) [producer]
13. Scrappy's Side Show (1939) [producer]
14. The Gorilla Hunt (1939) [producer]
15. Scrappy's Added Attraction (1939) [producer]
16. Peaceful Neighbors (1939) [producer]
17. Kangaroo Kid (1938) [producer]
18. Midnight Frolics (1938) [producer]
19. Happy Birthday (1938) [producer]
20. Animal Cracker Circus (1938) [producer]
21. Snowtime (1938) [producer]
22. The Early Bird (1938) [producer]
23. Hollywood Graduation (1938) [producer]
24. The Frog Pond (1938) [producer]
25. Poor Elmer (1938) [producer]
26. The City Slicker (1938) [producer]
27. Poor Little Butterfly (1938) [producer]
28. Window Shopping (1938) [producer]
29. Krazy's Magic (1938) [producer]
30. The Big Birdcast (1938) [producer]
31. Scrappy's Playmates (1938) [producer]
32. Showtime (1938) [producer]
33. The Foolish Bunny (1938) [producer]
34. The Auto Clinic (1938) [producer]
35. The Horse on the Merry-Go-Round (1938) [producer]
36. Bluebirds' Baby (1938) [producer]
37. Hollywood Picnic (1937) [producer]
38. Scrappy's News Flashes (1937) [producer]
39. Dizzy Ducks (1937) [producer]
40. The Clock Goes Round and Round (1937) [producer]
41. The Little Match Girl (1937) [producer]
42. The Air Hostess (1937) [producer]
43. The Fire Plug (1937) [producer]
44. Canine Capers (1937) [producer]
45. Swing, Monkey, Swing (1937) [producer]
46. Scary Crows (1937) [producer]
47. Spring Festival (1937) [producer]
48. I Want to Be an Actress (1937) [producer]
49. Indian Serenade (1937) [producer]
50. Scrappy's Music Lesson (1937) [producer]
51. Foxy Pup (1937) [producer]
52. Mother Hen's Holiday (1937) [producer]
53. Scrappy's Band Concert (1937) [producer]
54. Let's Go (1937) [producer]
55. Puttin' Out the Kitten (1937) [producer]
56. Merry Mannequins (1937) [producer]
57. Scrappy's Trip to Mars (1937) [producer]
58. Skeleton Frolics (1937) [producer]
59. Gifts from the Air (1937) [producer]
60. A Boy and His Dog (1936) [producer]
61. Birds in Love (1936) [producer]
62. Krazy's Newsreel (1936) [producer]
63. Merry Mutineers (1936) [producer]
64. Loony Balloonists (1936) [producer]
65. In My Gondola (1936) [producer]
66. The Novelty Shop (1936) [producer]
67. Highway Snobbery (1936) [producer]
68. The Untrained Seal (1936) [producer]
69. Playing Politics (1936) [producer]
70. Glee Worms (1936) [producer]
71. Scrappy's Camera Trouble (1936) [producer]
72. Major Google (1936) [producer]
73. Football Bugs (1936) [producer]
74. Spark Plug (1936) [producer]
75. Lil' Ainjil (1936) [producer]
76. Scrappy's Pony (1936) [producer]
77. Doctor Bluebird (1936) [producer] ... aka "Sparky in Happyland" - USA (TV title)
78. The Bird Stuffer (1936) [producer]
79. Scrappy's Boy Scouts (1936) [producer]
80. Patch Mah Britches (1936) [producer] ... aka "Barney Google" - USA (alternative title)
81. Kannibal Kapers (1935) [producer]
82. The Bon Bon Parade (1935) [producer]
83. Let's Ring Doorbells (1935) [producer]
84. Tetched in the Head (1935) [producer]
85. A Happy Family (1935) [producer]
86. Monkey Love (1935) [producer]
87. Scrappy's Trailer (1935) [producer]
88. Neighbors (1935) [producer]
89. Garden Gaities (1935) [producer]
90. Scrappy's Big Moment (1935) [producer]
91. Little Rover (1935) [producer]
92. The Puppet Murder Case (1935) [producer]
93. Scrappy's Ghost Story (1935) [producer]
94. King's Jester (1935) [producer]
95. A Cat, a Mouse, and a Bell (1935) [producer]
96. The Peace Conference (1935) [producer]
97. The Graduation Exercise (1935) [producer]
98. Make Believe Revue (1935) [producer]
99. The Hot Cha Melody (1935) [producer]
100. The Gold Getters (1935) [producer]
101. Bird Man (1935) [producer]
102. The Shoemaker and the Elves (1935) [producer]
103. The Gloom Chasers (1935) [producer]
104. Goofy Gondolas (1934) [producer]
105. The Happy Butterfly (1934) [producer]
106. Babes at Sea (1934) [producer]
107. Krazy's Waterloo (1934) [producer]
108. Holiday Land (1934) [producer]
109. Concert Kid (1934) [producer]
110. Catnips of 1940 (1934) [producer]
111. Trapeze Artist (1934) [producer]
112. Scrappy's Expedition (1934) [producer]
113. The Great Experiment (1934) [producer]
114. Scrappy's Relay Race (1934) [producer]
115. Scrappy's Theme Song (1934) [producer]
116. Scrappy's Dog Show (1934) [producer]
117. Masquerade Party (1934) [producer]
118. Busy Bus (1934) [producer]
119. Scrappy's Toy Shop (1934) [producer]
120. Bowery Daze (1934) [producer]
121. Aw, Nurse (1934) [producer]
122. Cinder Alley (1934) [producer]
123. Tom Thumb (1934) [producer]
124. Scrappy's Television (1934) [producer]
125. Southern Exposure (1934) [producer]
126. Scrappy's Art Gallery (1934) [producer]
127. The Autograph Hunter (1934) [producer]
128. The Curio Shop (1933) [producer]
129. Scrappy's Auto Show (1933) [producer]
130. The Bill Poster (1933) [producer]
131. Hollywood Babies (1933) [producer]
132. Stage Krazy (1933) [producer]
133. Krazy Spooks (1933) [producer]
134. Whacks Museum (1933) [producer]
135. Sandman Tails (1933) [producer]
136. Movie Struck (1933) [producer]
137. Out of the Ether (1933) [producer]
138. Antique Antics (1933) [producer]
139. The World's Affair (1933) [producer]
140. House Cleaning (1933) [producer]
141. Technocracket (1933) [producer]
142. The Match Kid (1933) [producer]
143. Russian Dressing (1933) [producer]
144. False Alarm (1933) [producer]
145. Broadway Malady (1933) [producer]
146. Bunnies and Bonnets (1933) [producer]
147. Beer Parade (1933) [producer]
148. Scrappy's Party (1933) [producer]
149. Wooden Shoes (1933) [producer]
150. Medicine Show (1933) [producer]
151. Sassy Cats (1933) [producer]
152. Wedding Bells (1933) [producer]
153. The Wolf at the Door (1932) [producer]
154. The Bad Genius (1932) [producer]
155. Snow Time (1932) [producer]
156. The Minstrel Show (1932) [producer]
157. Flop House (1932) [producer]
158. The Crystal Gazebo (1932) [producer]
159. The Great Bird Mystery (1932) [producer]
160. Prosperity Blues (1932) [producer]
161. Black Sheep (1932) [producer]
162. Seeing Stars (1932) [producer]
163. Little House Keeping (1932) [producer]
164. Camping Out (1932) [producer]
165. Fare Play (1932) [producer]
166. Paper Hanger (1932) [producer]
167. Battle of the Barn (1932) [producer]
168. Hic-Cups the Champ (1932) [producer]
169. Stepping Stones (1932) [producer]
170. Ritzy Hotel (1932) [producer]
171. The Pet Shop (1932) [producer]
172. Birth of Jazz (1932) [producer]
173. Soldier Old Man (1932) [producer]
174. Railroad Wretch (1932) [producer]
175. What a Knight (1932) [producer]
176. The Treasure Runt (1932) [producer]
177. Minding the Baby (1932) [producer]
178. Hollywood Goes Krazy (1932) [producer]
179. Love Krazy (1932) [producer]
180. Piano Mover (1932) [producer]
181. The Chinatown Mystery (1932) [producer]
182. The Restless Sax (1931) [producer]
183. Showing Off (1931) [producer]
184. Gas House (1931) [producer]
185. Hash House Blues (1931) [producer]
186. The Dog Snatcher (1931) [producer]
187. Bars and Stripes (1931) [producer]
188. Sunday Clothes (1931) [producer]
189. Weenie Roast (1931) [producer]
190. Little Pest (1931) [producer]
191. Svengarlic (1931) [producer]
192. Yelp Wanted (1931) [producer]
193. Stork Market (1931) [producer]
194. Toby the Bull Thrower (1931) [producer]
195. Soda Poppa (1931) [producer]
196. Halloween (1931) [producer]
197. Disarmament Conference (1931) [producer]
198. Down South (1931) [producer]
199. Swiss Movements (1931) [producer]
200. Brown Derby (1931) [producer]
201. Toby the Milkman (1931) [producer]
202. Rodeo Dough (1931) [producer]
203. Circus Time (1931) [producer]
204. Aces Up (1931) [producer]
205. Take for a Ride (1931) [producer]
206. The Bug House (1930) [producer]
207. Little Trail (1930) [producer]
208. Toby the Showman (1930) [producer]
209. Lambs Will Gamble (1930) [producer]
210. Apache Kid (1930) [producer]
211. Toby the Miner (1930) [producer]
212. The Bandmaster (1930) [producer]
213. Toby the Fiddler (1930) [producer]
214. The Museum (1930) [producer]
215. Cinderella (1930) [producer]
216. Honolulu Wives (1930) [producer]
217. Jazz Rhythm (1930) [producer]
218. Alaskan Nights (1930) [producer]
219. An Old Flame (1930) [producer]
220. Desert Sunk (1930) [producer]
221. Slow Beau (1930) [producer]
222. Spookeasy (1930) [producer]
223. The Kat's Meow (1930) [producer]
224. Farm Relief (1929) [producer]
225. Sole Mates (1929) [producer]
226. Port Whines (1929) [producer]
227. Canned Music (1929) [producer]
228. Ratskin (1929) [producer]
229. Sleepy Holler (1929) [producer]
230. Auto Suggestion (1929) [producer]
231. A Fur Peace (1929) [producer]
232. Hat Aches (1929) [producer]
233. Petting Larceny (1929) [producer]
234. Golf Socks (1929) [producer]
235. Torrid Toreadors (1929) [producer]
236. Lone Shark (1929) [producer]
237. Alpine Antics (1929) [producer]
238. Sheep Skinned (1929) [producer]
239. Joint Affair (1929) [producer]
240. Vanishing Screams (1929) [producer]
241. Flying Yeast (1929) [producer]
242. Reduced Weights (1929) [producer]
243. Yanky Clippers (1929) [producer]
244. Hospitalities (1929) [producer]
245. Homeless Homer (1929) [producer]
246. Cow Belles (1929) [producer]
247. Farmyard Follies (1928) [producer]
248. Night Howls (1928) [producer]
249. A Horse Tale (1928) [producer]
250. Still Waters (1928) [producer]
251. The South Pole Flight (1928) [producer]
252. Liar Bird (1928) [producer]
253. Rocks and Socks (1928) [producer]
254. Nicked Nags (1928) [producer]
255. Bull-Oney (1928) [producer]
256. Peaches and Scream (1928) [producer]
257. Come Easy, Go Slow (1928) [producer]
258. Fiery Fireman (1928) [producer]
259. Panicky Pancakes (1928) [producer]
260. The Phantom Trail (1928) [producer]
261. Sky Scrappers (1928) [producer]
262. Mississippi Mud (1928) [producer]
263. Show Vote (1928) [producer]
264. Sea Sword (1928) [producer]
265. Hot Dog (1928) [producer]
266. Baby Feud (1928) [producer]
267. High Up (1928) [producer]
268. News Reeling (1928) [producer]
269. Sleigh Bells (1928) [producer]
270. Face Value (1928) [producer]
271. A Companionate Mirage (1928) [producer]
272. Tall Timber (1928) [producer]
273. Rain Dropper (1928) [producer]
274. The Fox Chase (1928) [producer]
275. Alice in Movieland (1928) [producer]
276. Stage Coached (1928) [producer]
277. Poor Papa (1928) [producer]
278. Patent Medicine Kid (1928) [producer]
279. Oh What a Knight (1928) [producer]
280. Hungry Hoboes (1928) [producer]
281. Cruising the Arctic (1928) [producer]
282. Gold Bricks (1928) [producer]
283. Ozzie of the Mounted (1928) [producer]
284. The Long Count (1928) [producer]
285. A Bum Steer (1928) [producer]
286. Ride 'Em Plowboy (1928) [producer]
287. Tong Tied (1928) [producer]
288. Sagebrush Sadie (1928) [producer]
289. Knights of the Air (1928) [producer]
290. Bright Lights (1928) [producer]
291. Love Sunk (1928) [producer]
292. Wired and Fired (1928) [producer]
293. Rival Romeos (1928) [producer]
294. Adoration (1928/II) [producer]
295. A Hunger Stroke (1928) [producer]
296. Africa Before Dark (1928) [producer]
297. The Ole Swimmin' Hole (1928) [producer]
298. Shadow Theory (1928) [producer]
299. Neck 'n' Neck (1928) [producer]
300. Frenzy (1928) [producer]
301. Pig Styles (1928) [producer]
302. Harem Scarem (1928) [producer]
303. Grid Ironed (1927) [producer]
304. Rickety Gin (1927) [producer]
305. Ice Boxed (1927) [producer]
306. Stork Exchange (1927) [producer]
307. Empty Socks (1927) [producer]
308. Toddles (1927) [producer]
309. The Banker's Daughter (1927) [producer]
310. For Crime's Sake (1927) [producer]
311. The Ocean Hop (1927) [producer]
312. Milk Made (1927) [producer]
313. Pie Curs (1927) [producer]
314. All Wet (1927/II) [producer]
315. Topsy Turvy (1927) [producer]
316. Great Guns (1927/I) [producer]
317. Fantasy (1927) [producer]
318. The Mechanical Cow (1927) [producer]
319. Rail Rode (1927) [producer] ... aka "Loco Motifs" - USA (alternative title)
320. Oh Teacher (1927) [producer]
321. A Short Tail (1927) [producer]
322. School Daze (1927) [producer]
323. Trolley Troubles (1927) [producer]
324. Skinny (1927) [producer]
325. Web Feet (1927) [producer]
326. Bee Cause (1927) [producer]
327. Aero Nuts (1927) [producer]
328. The Elegy (1927) [producer] (as Charles B. Mintz)
329. Sealing Whacks (1927) [producer]
330. Topsy and Eva (1927/II) [producer]
331. Wild Rivals (1927) [producer]
332. Best Wishes (1927) [producer]
333. Passing the Hat (1927) [producer]
334. On the Trail (1927) [producer]
335. The Rug (1927) [producer]
... aka "The Rug Fiend" - USA (alternative title)
336. Night Owl (1927) [producer]
337. Tired Wheels (1927) [producer]
338. Burnt Up (1927) [producer]
339. Don Go On (1927) [producer]
340. Hire a Hall (1927) [producer]
341. Stomach Trouble (1927) [producer]
342. Fool's Errand (1927) [producer]
343. Kiss Crossed (1927) [producer]
344. Sharps and Flats (1927) [producer]
345. Busy Birds (1927) [producer]
346. Horse Play (1927) [producer]
347. Gold Struck (1926) [producer]
348. The Wrong Queue (1926) [producer]
349. Dots and Dashes (1926) [producer]
350. Cheese It (1926) [producer]
351. Watery Gravy (1926) [producer]
352. Shore Enough (1926) [producer]
353. East Is Best (1926) [producer]
354. Chicken Chaser (1926) [producer]
355. Puss and Boots (1926) [producer]
356. Cops Suey (1926) [producer]
357. The Feather Pushers (1926) [producer]
358. Scents and Nonsense (1926) [producer]
359. Double Crossed (1925) [producer]
360. Back to Batching (1925) [producer]
361. The Sucker Game (1925) [producer]
362. The Ghost Fakir (1925) [producer]
363. Punctured Romance (1925) [producer]
364. Battling for Barleycorn (1925) [producer]
365. Monkey Business (1925/II) [producer]
366. Jams & Gems (1925) [producer]
367. Bokays and Brickbatz (1925) [producer]
368. A Uke-Calamity (1925) [producer]
369. The New Champ (1925) [producer]
370. Hair Raiser (1925) [producer]
371. The Flight That Failed (1925) [producer]
372. The Smoke Eater (1925) [producer]
373. Hot Dogs (1925) [producer]

Honors
1938 Nominated Oscar Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: The Little Match Girl (1937).
1935 Nominated Oscar Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: Holiday Land (1934). (IMDB)

Related Links

Bibliographic References
Filmography, Honors, Birth/Death- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0591762/
Biography – Larry Loc - Animation History Professor at CSUF, Tom Sito - animator

Contributors To This Listing
Justin Anderson

Animators Hall of Fame