Ernie Pintoff
Date of Birth
Dec 15, 1931
Birth Place:
Watertown, CT


Trained in graphic design at Syracuse University, American animator Ernest Pintoff had no experience in the cartoon world when he was signed by UPA Animation Studios in 1956, as part of a new talent pool for UPA's first weekly TV endeavor, The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show. The neophite Pintoff was given an unprecedented contract allowing him carte blanche as a writer, director and designer of such...