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David DePatie
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Born: David Hudson DePatie
May 26, 1929
Shiprock, New Mexico
Cause of death:
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Years active: 1960-present

David Hudson DePatie (born on May 26, 1929) is an American producer best known for co-founding DePatie-Freleng Enterprises with longtime Looney Tunes director Friz Freleng.

In 1960, he took over John W. Burton's position as producer of Warner Bros. Cartoons when Burton left Warner Bros. to become an executive at Pacific Title and Art, which was founded by the late Leon Schlesinger.

After creating cartoons for Warner Bros. until its animation-studio was closed in 1963, DePatie and Freleng created a cartoon series about an animated character named Pink Panther. Although he never received any onscreen credit as producer back when the WB animation studio was ongoing much like his predecessors Eddie Selzer and John W. Burton, however once the Looney Tunes cartoons' productions were outsourced to DePatie-Freleng Enterprises in the mid-1960s, DePatie started receiving onscreen credit as producer alongside Freleng for the very first time.

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