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Ed Parks (Edwin Rose Parks) was born on 25 August, 1915 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA, is an Animation Department, Visual Effects. Discover Ed Parks's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Ed Parks networth?

Popular As Edwin Rose Parks
Occupation animation_department,visual_effects
Age 84 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 25 August 1915
Birthday 25 August
Birthplace Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
Date of death 31 January, 1999
Died Place Sonoma County, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Who Is Ed Parks's Wife?

His wife is Leah Parks (13 November 1943 - 31 January 1999) ( his death) ( 1 child)

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Wife Leah Parks (13 November 1943 - 31 January 1999) ( his death) ( 1 child)
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Ed Parks Net Worth

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Source of Income Animation Department

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Due to an opportunity for higher pay and more creative freedom, Ed left Disney and joined Hanna-Barbera, remaining there until his retirement from animation in 1978. A feature film for which he did extensive animation is Charlotte's Web, probably his favorite project with Hanna-Barbera, along with the much earlier Johnny Quest TV series. Another show which bears a large amount of his work is Scooby Doo, for its first couple of seasonal incarnations. Others of lesser renown include Hong Kong Phooey, the Great Grape Ape, Speed Buggy, Jeannie, and Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home.

Between his retirement from animation in 1978 and his passing in 1999, Ed painted and sold oil and acrylic paintings through local art galleries, taught painting privately, revived his interest in aeronautics with designing and building model airplanes, and spent time with his family. He is memorialized by a military style plaque on the Veterans Wall at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park in Sebastopol, California.


Following the War, the couple returned to California--(Leah is a California Native) Ed returning to Disney (Walt remarking, "Ed! When did you get back?!" and Ed replying, "I've been back for six weeks!"), and Leah finishing an education in Art at UCLA and becoming a high school art teacher until the birth of their son, Gary, in 1962.


Ed continued for Disney until 1960, with a half-year interlude circa 1956, where he was hand picked by Walt to go over to Paramount to work with Cecil B. DeMille as the effects animator for "The Ten Commandments. " The Pillar of Fire, though not originally designed by Ed, was reworked by him, and its style and final look bears his hallmark. After this, he returned to Disney--with his final most distinct artistic flourish for the company being the design for the unique yellow smoke curling out of Cruella DeVil's cigarette in 101 Dalmatians.


(1938-1976) Animator for Disney, Animation Productions, Hanna-Barbera


Wife: Leah Elizabeth Bowlby Parks. Born 1922. Artist (painter, art teacher, singer).


Ed Parks was born to Edwin Rose Parks "the first" and Rosabel Mosley Parks of Waterbury, Connecticut. His father died in the 1919 flu epidemic, leaving Ed to be raised single-handedly by his mother, Rosabel (Rosa). He attended Driggs Grammar School in Waterbury, and developed an early talent for drawing, as well as an interest in aeronautics. He and his mother moved to Watertown when Ed was in Junior High, and he then attended Watertown High School (Connecticut). He was encouraged by his art teacher, H. Louise Johnson, to paint a mural in the High School basement gymnasium. The mural was an idealized history of the world, from the dinosaurs through present civilization. Around this time, he received his first freelance art job--drawing a small concept sketch for the patent papers of the very first Mickey Mouse watch, made by the Ingersoll Watch Company, of Waterbury. After high school, he attended Yale University Art School, with the idea of being a mural painter. During this time, he answered an ad posted on a bulletin board, "Disney Needs Artists. " This soon led to his moving to California and a job at Disney, at the original Hyperion studio location, and then at the "new" (present) studio in Burbank. As did many animators, he began as an in-betweener, then as an assistant, and spent many years as an effects animator before moving into character animation on both features and many short subjects. World War II saw him join the Navy, where he continued to work in animation on training films and ultimately top secret work for the Allied Invasion of Europe. During his time in the Navy, he met and married fellow Art & Animation Department Photographic Specialist Leah Bowlby.