PODCAST: Pink Panther Animator & ‘Charles In Charge’ Grandpa.


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Warren Batchelder, animator of well over 200 Warner Bros. and Pink Panther cartoons. Though uncredited, he was an animator for the main titles of the 1963 feature film The Pink Panther — which led to doing the cartoons. He was an animator for such TV series as Super President (1967), Here Comes the Grump (1969) and much more. For Marvel he was a sequence director for Transformers (1984) and G.I. Joe (1985).

James T. “Jimmy” Callahan, was an actor best known for playing the cranky grandfather on television’s “Charles in Charge,”Between 1959 and 2007, he appeared in more than 120 films and TV shows. He was featured in several episodes of “Dr. Kildare” on NBC in the early 1960s and played a press secretary on “The Governor & J.J.,” which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1972.

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One Response

  1. OH my gosh, who knew how much Batchelder did?

    I never watched Charles in Charge…even so I too knew the song. I guess someone in my house watched it or something!

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