Ted Osborne

Cartoonist, Comic Strip Creator

1900 – 1968


Who was Ted Osborne?

Ted Osborne was an American writer of comics, radio shows and animated films, remembered for his contributions to the creation and refinement, during the 1930s, of Walt Disney cartoon characters.

Ted Osborne spent a decade at the Walt Disney Studio as a story writer and, between 1932 and 1937, wrote the Mickey Mouse newspaper dailies and Silly Symphonies Sunday comics. These were illustrated by Floyd Gottfredson and Al Taliaferro respectively. With Taliaferro, Osborne has been credited as the co-creator of Huey, Dewey and Louie. Osborne wrote many of the celebrated Mickey Mouse daily strip adventures which were later adapted into the popular Big Little Books of the 30's and 40's. He was succeeded by such quality writers as Merrill de Maris and Bill wright.

He was born in Oklahoma and died in San Mateo County, California.

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Feb 6, 1900
United States of America
  • United States of America
Mar 12, 1968

on July 23, 2013


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