Sid Marcus

Born: October 14, 1897 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: January 31, 1979 (age 81) in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA

*Occupation/Title*:
Animator, Director, Writer.

*Bio Summary*:
Sidney (Sid) Marcus was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Worked in the Animation industry for 53 years. He first began animating in 1916 at the age of 19. He was married Ester Culbertson in 1935 when he was 38 years old.

*Early Life/Family:
*Began his career in 1916 as an animator for the *Krazy Kat Series* working for William Randolph Hearst's International Film Service.

In 1925 joined the Associated Animators to work for the Short Film Syndicate on *Mutt and Jeff Animations*. Marcus left the studio to join the Fleischer Studios after working there for less than two years.

In 1930 his work for Charles Mintz Productions began his ten year involvement. Notably during this same year Toby the Pup (1930-1931) an animation series was created. This later became Scrappy (1931-1939) with co-creation by Art Davis and Dick Huemer. Information on family is unknown.

*Education/Training*:
Attended high school, but did not attend college. Marcus went straight to work in the industry that he would later become to learn and love.

*Career Outline*:
Most well known for *The Pink Panther Show* (1969)
The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show* (1976) (Director) (Writer).
A Pee-kool-yar Sit-chee-ay-shun* (1944) (Only Director) (Writer).
*Here Comes the Grump* (1969) (Director).
Co-created Looney Tune's character "*Taz*."
- 1916-1917, International Film Service
- 1920s-1930, Fleischer Studios
- 1925-1926, Associated Animators
- 1930-1939, Charles Mintz Production
- 1935, Van Beuren Studios
- 1939-1941, 1944-1947 19471949, Screen Gems/Columbia Pictures Corporation
- 1947, 1953-1954, 1966, Leon Schlesinger Productions/Warner Bros. Cartoons/Warner Bros.Animation
- 1958-1961, Oriolo Productions
- 1960-1962, 1964-1965, Sam Singer
- 1962-1966, 1970-1971, Universal Studio Cartoons/Walter Lantz Productions
- 1967, Krantz Films
- 1968-1970, DePatie-Freleng Enterprises

*Comments On Style*:
While he was mostly an Animation Director and Writer in his earlier career as an Animator his style can be categorized as very characteristic of the *Looney Tunes Series*. The animation series, as well as the layout is intriguing to watch. Animation in his films is on time, with no pauses that would typically lose an audience.

His work represents the epitome of animated cartoons especially with his co-creation of the *Tasmanian Devil*.

In this way you are able to fully grasp the aspect of creation that he upheld. In the film, "*The Cute Recruit*" (1941) I am reminded of a style similar to "*Popeye The Sailor Man*."

*Influences*:
*Krazy Kat Series*, *Mutt and Jeff Animations*, 1910's culture. *Personality*: Hard-working, independent, courageous, intelligent, and creative.

*Anecdotes*: N/A *Miscellaneous*:
He was a Libra, An auditorium at the Georgia World Congress Center was named after him.
*Filmography*: Animation Department (31 titles)
1995 That's Warner Bros.! (TV series) (layout artist)
1981-1983 Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (TV series) (animation director - 24 episodes)
Mission: Save the Guardstar (1983) (animation director)
The X-Men Adventure (1983) (animation director)
Spidey Meets the Girl from Tomorrow (1983) (animation director)
Origin of the Spider-Friends (1983) (animation director)
Attack of the Arachnoid (1983) (animation director)
See all 24 episodes
1982-1983 The Incredible Hulk (TV series) (animation director - 13 episodes)
The Hulk Destroys Bruce Banner (1983) (animation director)
The Boy Who Saw Tomorrow (1983) (animation director)
Enter: She-Hulk (1983) (animation director)
Punks on Wheels (1983) (animation director)
The Incredible Shrinking Hulk (1982) (animation director)
See all 13 episodes
1983 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (TV mini-series) (sequence director - 5 episodes)
A Stake in the Serpent's Heart (1983) (sequence director)
Duel in the Devil's Cauldron (1983) (sequence director)
The Worms of Death (1983) (sequence director)
Slave of the Cobra Master (1983) (sequence director)
The Cobra Strikes (1983) (sequence director)
1981-1982 Spider-Man (TV series) (animation director - 26 episodes)
Under the Wizard's Spell (1982) (animation director)
The Return of Kingpin (1982) (animation director)
Wrath of the Sub-Mariner (1982) (animation director)
The Vulture Has Landed (1982) (animation director)
Arsenic and Aunt May (1982) (animation director)
See all 26 episodes
1979 Spider-Woman (TV series) (animation director - 16 episodes)
Realm of Darkness (1979) (animation director)
Pyramids of Terror (1979) (animation director)
A Crime in Time (1979) (animation director)
A Deadly Dream (1979) (animation director)
Dracula's Revenge (1979) (animation director)
See all 16 episodes
1978 The All New Pink Panther Show (TV series) (animation director - 1978)
1977 What's New, Mr. Magoo? (TV series) (animation director - 16 episodes)
Rip Van Magoo/Secret Agent Magoo (1977) (animation director)
Magoo's Driving Test/Shutterbug Magoo (1977) (animation director)
Jungle Man Magoo/Millionaire Magoo (1977) (animation director)
McBarker the Wonder Dog/Spaceman Magoo (1977) (animation director)
Miniature Magoo/Roamin' Magoo (1977) (animation director)
See all 16 episodes
1973 Bailey's Comets (TV series) (animation director - 4 episodes)
Episode #1.4 (1973) (animation director)
Episode #1.3 (1973) (animation director)
Rahja and Out/Ghost of a Clue (1973) (animation director)
Skateroo to the Carlsbad Clue!/To Win or Toulouse (1973) (animation director)
1941 Who's Zoo in Hollywood (short) (animator)
1941 The Crystal Gazer (short) (animator)
1941 The Cute Recruit (short) (animator)
1941 There's Music in Your Hair (short) (animator)
1941 The Way of All Pests (short) (animator)
1941 The Streamlined Donkey (short) (animator)
1940 Mr. Elephant Goes to Town (short) (animator)
1940 Barnyard Babies (short) (animator)
1936 Football Bugs (animator) 1936 Scrappy's Boy Scouts (short) (animator)
1935 Let's Ring Doorbells (short) (animator)
1935 The Gloom Chasers (short) (animation)
1934 Babes at Sea (short) (animator)
1933 Beer Parade (short) (animator)
1932 The Bad Genius (short) (animator)
1932 Flop House (short) (animator)
1932 Battle of the Barn (short) (animator)
1931 Showing Off (short) (animator)
1931 Sunday Clothes (short) (animator)
1931 Little Pest (short) (animator)
1931 Yelp Wanted (short) (animator)
1931 Circus Time (short) (animator)
Show ShowDirector (87 titles)
Show ShowWriter (58 titles)

*Honors*:

*Related Links*:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0546184/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0546184/filmogenre

*Bibliographic References*:
http://www.rarebit.org/wiki/Sidney_%28Sid%29_Marcus

*Contributors To This Listing*:
Cameron Sufficool

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