Warren Foster

Cartoonist, Film story contributor

1904 – 1971


Who was Warren Foster?

Warren Foster was a writer, cartoonist and composer for the animation division of Warner Brothers and later with Hanna-Barbera.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York to Marion B. Foster and Charles C. Foster. Foster was educated at Brooklyn Technical High School and later at the Pratt Institute, joining ASCAP in 1956.

Foster's long career with Warner Brothers began in 1938 as a writer on the Porky Pig short, Porky in Wackyland and ended nearly 171 cartoons later in 1958 after finishing his work on the Tweety Pie short, Tweet Dreams. He was the composer of Tweety's theme song, I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat. He worked, sometimes uncredited, on cartoons considered among the greatest ever, including Porky in Wackyland, Book Revue, The Great Piggy Bank Robbery and Daffy Doodles, the latter three featuring Daffy Duck in 1946, Catty Kornered featuring Sylvester the Cat in 1953 and Bugs and Thugs featuring Bugs Bunny in 1954.

His career took a turn in 1959 at Hanna-Barbera where he would spend the next seven years as a writer on a number of notable animated programs beginning with The Huckleberry Hound Show.

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Oct 24, 1904
  • United States of America
  • Brooklyn Technical High School
Dec 13, 1971
San Clemente

on July 23, 2013


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