Manuel Moreno

Birth: 1908
Death: 1991

*Occupation/Title:*
Assistant Animator, Animator

*Bio Summary:*
Manuel M. Moreno goes way back into the days where the animation industry was just starting up. At age 18, Winkler hired Moreno based on a few samples of his cartoon work. He worked in Winkler's Animation Studio in 1928 and started work as an in-betweener which is below the rank of assistant animator. Later as he gained more experience and knowledge, he was promoted to assistant animator. Through the 30's, Moreno worked as an animator and director at different studios such as Walter Lantz and MGM studios. He then left the animation industry in 1941 to take over his brother's store because he was drafted. Later in life, he set up his own animation studio in Mexico. Only one film was finished and the project eventually fell apart. After that, he opened a photo-processing store in California called, Professional Color Service which was very successful and remained opened for 25 years.

*Early Life/Family:*
Moreno had a very strong interest in art growing up. In 1931, Moreno marries Maria Teresa and raised a family in Southern California.

*Education/Training:*
He took a correspondence course for cartooning that allowed him to work at Winkler's studio. He got training and experience at the studio which allowed him to do animation work.

*Career Outline:*
He first worked at Winkler's Studio in 1928 as an assistant animator. Through the 30's and early 40's, he worked as an animator and director for different studios such as Walter Lantz and MGM studios.

*Comments on Style:*

*Influences:*
Since Moreno grew up around the time that animation just barely started, Winkler was probably his only influence.

*Personality:***
Seems to be a very family oriented man. He took over his brother's store when he was drafted and left the animation industry. He had a family and was married to the same person until the day he died.

*Anecdotes:*
Manuel M. Moreno was a Mexican American that had the pleasure of working and building up the animation industry right from the beginning.

*Miscellaneous:*

*Filmography:*
*Animation Department*
1. "The Woody Woodpecker Show"(1957) TV series (animator:
theatrical cartoons segments) (unknown episodes)
2. The Rest Resort (1937) (animator)
3. The Playful Pup (1937) (animator)
4. The Wily Weasel (1937) (animator)
5. The Birthday Party (1937) (animator)
6. The Big Race (1937) (animator)
7. House of Magic (1937) (animator)
8. Puppet Show (1936) (animator)
9. Beach Combers (1936) (animator)
10. Case of the Lost Sheep (1935) (animator)
11. Monkey Wretches (1935) (artist)
12. Fox and the Rabbit (1935) (animator)
13. Three Lazy Mice (1935) (animator)
14. Springtime Serenade (1935) (animator)
15. Candyland (1935) (animator)
16. Toyland Premiere (1934) (animator)
17. Jolly Little Elves (1934) (animator)
18. Wax Works (1934) (animator)
19. Wolf! Wolf! (1934) (animator)
20. The Merry Old Soul (1933) (animator)
21. She Done Him Right (1933) (animator)
22. King Klunk (1933) (animator)
23. The Lumber Champ (1933) (animator)
24. Merry Dog (1933) (animator)
25. Cats and Dogs (1932) (artist)
26. The Under Dog (1932) (artist)
27. The Crowd Snores (1932) (animator)
28. The Butcher Boy (1932) (animator)
29. A Jungle Jumble (1932) (animator)
30. A Wet Knight (1932) (animator)
31. Cat Nipped (1932) (animator)
32. Let's Eat (1932) (animator)
33. Making Good (1932) (animator)
34. Beau and Arrows (1932) (animator)
35. Grandma's Pet (1932) (animator)
36. The Fisherman (1931) (animator)
37. The Hunter (1931) (animator)
38. Kentucky Belles (1931) (animator)
39. The Stone Age (1931) (artist)
40. Stone Age (1931) (animator)
41. The Bandmaster (1931) (animator)
42. Sunny South (1931) (artist)
43. The Fireman (1931) (animator)
44. The Farmer (1931) (animator)
45. What a Doctor! (1931) (animator) (uncredited)
... aka "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in What a Doctor!" - USA *(complete title)*
46. Shipwreck (1931) (animator)
47. College (1931) (animator) (uncredited)
48. China (1931/I) (animator) (uncredited)
49. Mars (1930) (animator)
50. Alaska (1930) (animator) ... aka "Oswald in Alaska" - USA *(alternative title)*
51. Africa (1930) (animator)
52. Mexico (1930) (animator)
53. The Navy (1930) (animator)
54. The Fowl Ball (1930) (animator)
55. The Singing Sap (1930) (animator)
56. Snappy Salesman (1930) (animator)
57. Cold Feet (1930) (animator)
58. Henpecked (1930) (animator)
59. Spooks (1930) (animator)
60. Not So Quiet (1930) (animator)
61. My Pal Paul (1930) (animator)
62. Hells Heels (1930) (animator)
63. Hot for Hollywood (1930) (animator)
64. Tramping Tramps (1930) (animator)
65. The Prison Panic (1930) (animator)
66. The Hash Shop (1930) (animator)
67. Bowery Bimbos (1930) (animator)
68. Broadway Folly (1930) (animator) (uncredited)
69. Kisses and Kurses (1930) (animator)

*Writer*** 1. Jolly Little Elves (1934) (story)
2. Hells Heels (1930) (story)
3. Hot for Hollywood (1930) (story)
4. Tramping Tramps (1930) (story)
5. The Hash Shop (1930) (story)
6. Bowery Bimbos (1930) (story)
7. Broadway Folly (1930) (story) (uncredited)

*Director*** 1. Jolly Little Elves (1934)

*Honors:***

*Related Links:***
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/view?docId=tf3b69n6j3;query=;style=oac4;view=admin#bioghist-1.8.3

*Bibliographic** References:***
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0604089/

Contributors To This Listing:
Thomas Huynh

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