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Phillip "Phil" Monroe (31 October 1916 - 13 July 1988) was an American animator and director best known for working for Warner Bros. Cartoons under the supervision of Chuck Jones. Monroe has also worked for UPA. Monroe was one of Jones' master animators, along with Ken Harris, Ben Washam and Abe Levitow. In 1951, Monroe left for UPA, working under the supervision of John Hubley and Pete Burness. He eventually left UPA to freelance, and in 1959, went back to Warners to head their commercial department, where he directed commercials featuring Charlie the Tuna. He eventually went back into the entertainment department as an animator in Jones' unit, and was chosen to finish two shorts under Chuck Jones' unit after Jones was fired. After Warner Bros. Cartoons closed in 1963, Monroe did many animation stints until he ended up at Chuck Jones Productions. He would continue animating for Jones until his retirement. Phil died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 71.[2]

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