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Alex Anderson, American cartoonist, created characters for The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and Crusader Rabbit. died he was , 90

Alexander “Alex” Anderson, Jr. [1] was an American cartoonist who created the characters of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Bullwinkle, and Dudley Do-Right, as well as the more obscure Crusader Rabbit died he was , 90. He was not directly involved in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show however, because he did not want to move from San Francisco to Los Angeles with business partner and childhood friend Jay Ward. Ward recruited others in Los Angeles, and Anderson functioned only in a consulting role, thereby missing out on most of the credit for his creations.

(September 5, 1920 – October 22, 2010)

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In 1996, Anderson settled legal action with Jay Ward Productions since Ward had copyrighted the characters in Ward’s name alone. Anderson is now acknowledged as creator of the characters.[3] Ted Key, creator of the comic strip Hazel, had a similar situation with his characters Mr. Peabody and his pet boy Sherman.http://www.youtube.com/v/65t-OzhlmvE?fs=1&hl=en_US
Anderson died due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 90 on October 22, 2010, at a nursing home in Carmel, California.[4] He was the nephew of Terrytoons creator Paul Terry and had two sons, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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