Sunday, May 11, 2008

Anton Loeb


Anton Loeb
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Animator/illustrator


I'm unable to find out much about Anton Loeb, except that he worked as an animator for various studios, including the Fleischer Brothers, who produced the Popeye cartoons. If you know anything about Loeb, please share the information.

He did the illustrations for this version of The Wizard Of Oz, adapted by Allan Chaffee from L. Frank Baum's 1900 classic original. This abridged version was published and ©1950 by Random House.

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6 comments:

Sea_of_Green said...

He illustrated only a few children's books in the late 1940s, including a collection of Aesop's fables in a book called Storytime Favorites, and The Little Train that Won a Medal. He isn't known to have illustrated books after 1950. He worked primarily as Paramount's lead theatrical animator throughout the 1950s, and then moved on to TV animation in the 1960s, doing primarily background art.

engsc said...

Hi - I'm building a Wikipedia article about Anton Loeb - do you know much about him or where his descendants might be?

Rob Pearce

Amy said...

Last I knew Anton Loeb's son (Jan Loeb) lived in Avon Park, Florida. He also has 2 grandsons in the area (Aaron and Brian Loeb). This information can only be verified back to 2005 when I knew the family well.

mmitkowski said...

My girlfriends Grand mother used to work with him. we have a few of his drawings and some pictures from 1939.

KarenSDR said...

I've loved this book for 54 years. I have three copies, and have re-bound my original copy. Thank you so much for posting this!

Annette said...

I had this illustrators book as a little child in 1949. Like the character development, remember that the bald headed chap was a bit frightening. atk