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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

TYER, Jim

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Birth/Death

Birth: Feb 7, 1904
Death: March 1976

Occupation/Title

Animator, Director, Writer

Bio Summary

He worked in animation in New York, Hollywood and Florida

Early Life/Family

He was born in Bridgeport Connecticut USA.

Education/Training

Career Outline

He began working in animation in New York City, at the Aesop's Fables Studio, around 1926. He did a Brief stint at Disney in Hollywood then went to work at MGM in 1938. He then went to the Fleisher brother’s studio at the time located in Miami Florida. In 1946 he went to Terry Toons at Twentieth Century Fox in New York City. He left Terry Toons in 1959. He worked on various projects such as producing animation and most notably before his death he worked on the feature film Fritz The Cat.

Comments On Style

A style all his own. Some characters are drawn with incorrect mouth movements. Or some characters have two mouths.

Influences

Personality

Anecdotes

Miscellaneous

Filmography


Animator:


The Fatal Note (1933) (animator)
Cupid Gets his Man (1936) (animator) (uncredited)
You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Spinach Fer Britain (1943) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Seein' Red, White 'n' Blue (1943) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Her Honor the Mare (1943) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Puppet Love (1944) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Moving Aweigh (1944) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
She-Sick Sailors (1944) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Shape Ahoy (1945) (animator)
Cheese Burglar (1946) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Service with a Guile (1946) (animator)
Peep in the Deep (1946) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Rocket to Mars (1946) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
The Island Fling (1947) (animator) (uncredited)
The Royal Four-Flusher (1947) (animator) (uncredited)
Dingbat Land (1949) (animator) (uncredited)
The Lyin' Lion (1949) (animator) (uncredited)
Dream Walking (1950) (animator) (uncredited) 
Steeple Jacks (1951) (animator) (uncredited)
The Helpful Geni (1951) (animator) (uncredited)
The Cat's Tale (1951) (animator) (uncredited)
Papa's Little Helpers (1951) (animator) (uncredited)
Papa's Day of Rest (1951) (animator) (uncredited)
Off to the Opera (1952) (animator) (uncredited)
House Busters (1952) (animator) (uncredited)
Pill Peddlers (1952) (animator) (uncredited)
Featherweight Champ (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Playful Puss (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Plumber's Helpers (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Ten Pin Terrors (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Hot Rods (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
When Mousehood Was in Flower (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Bargain Daze (1953) (animator)
Log Rollers (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Blind Date (1953) (animator)
Prescription for Percy (1954) (animator) (uncredited)
The Cat's Revenge (1954) (animator)
Barnyard Actor (1955) (animator) (uncredited)
No Sleep for Percy (1955) (animator) (uncredited)
Miami Maniacs (1955) (animator) (uncredited)
Lucky Dog (1956) (animator)
Pirate's Gold (1956) (animator) (uncredited)
"The Heckle and Jeckle Show" (1956) TV series (animator: theatrical cartoon segments)
"Tom Terrific" (1957) TV series (animator)
Topsy TV (1957) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Flebus (1957) (animator)
It's a Living (1957) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Sidney's Family Tree (1958) (animator)
Gaston's Baby (1958) (animator)
Old Mother Clobber (1958) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Gaston's Easel Life (1958) (animator)
Clobber's Ballet Ache (1959) (animator)
The Flamboyant Arms (1959) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Foofle's Train Ride (1959) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
"Felix the Cat" (1960) TV series (animator) 
Aesop's Fable: The Tiger King (1960) (animator) (uncredited)
"Out of the Inkwell" (1961) TV series (animator) (1961) 
... aka Max Fleischer Presents Out of the Inkwell (USA: complete title)
"Snuffy Smith and Barney Google" (animator) (2 episodes, 1963)
 - Barney's Winter Carnival (1963) TV episode (animator) 
 - Snuffy's Fair Lady (1963) TV episode (animator) (uncredited)
Hobo Hootenanny (1965) (TV) (animator)
"Milton the Monster" (1965) TV series (animator) (as Jim Tyer) 
... aka The Milton the Monster Show (USA)
The Moon Goons (1965) (TV) (animator)
Suit Yourself (1966) (TV) (animator)
Nuggets to You (1966) (TV) (animator)
Manhole Manny (1967) (TV) (animator)
The Kitchy-Koo Kaper (1967) (TV) (animator)
Goo-Goo a Go-Go (1967) (TV) (animator)
Greasy Gus (1967) (TV) (animator)
Roz the Schnozz (1967) (TV) (animator)
Bride and Doom (1967) (TV) (animator)
Slow Down! Speed Up! (1967) (TV) (animator)
Watch My Smoke (1967) (TV) (animator)
The Bomber Bird (1967) (TV) (animator)
Jerkules (1967) (TV) (animator)
Fritz the Cat (1972) (animator)

Director:

Marching Along (1933)
Pals (1933) (as Jim Tyer) 
... aka Christmas Up North (USA: TV title)
Grandfather's Clock (1934) (uncredited)
Little Bird Told Me (1934) (uncredited)

Writer:
You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942) (story) (as Jim Tyer)
Think or Sink (1967) (writer) 


Honors

Related Links

A-HAA: Filmography: Jim Tyer's Barnyard Actor
A-HAA: Media: Jim Tyer Comic Books
A-HAA: Comics: More Jim Tyer Funny Animal Comics



Bibliographic References

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Contributors To This Listing

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At 7:43 PM, Blogger Frank S said...

Frank Sisto III
Art 470 Fall 2008
Larry Loc
Jim Tyer
Birth/Death
Feb 7, 1904- March 1976

Occupation/Title
Animation Department, Director, Writer

Bio Summary
He worked in animation in New York, Hollywood and Florida

Early Life/Family
He was born in Bridgeport Connecticut USA.

Education Training
Career Outline
He began working in animation in New York City, at the Aesop's Fables Studio, around 1926. He did a Brief stint at Disney in Hollywood then went to work at MGM in 1938. He then went to the Fleisher brother’s studio at the time located in Miami Florida. In 1946 he went to Terry Toons at Twentieth Century Fox in New York City. He left Terry Toons in 1959. He worked on various projects such as producing animation and most notably before his death he worked on the feature film Fritz The Cat.

Comments On Style
A style all his own. Some characters are drawn with incorrect mouth movements. Or some characters have two mouths.

Influences
Personality
Anecdotes
Sometimes described as a “cult animator” a man with a devoted selected following. He did do “real life” depictions like a Disney cartoon, which made his animation instantly recognizable as something from Jim Tyer.
Miscellaneous
His cartoons were off model and sometimes looked sloppy but instantly funny.

Filmography
Animation Department:
Fritz the Cat (1972) (animator) 

Jerkules (1967) (TV) (animator)
The Bomber Bird (1967) (TV) (animator)
Watch My Smoke (1967) (TV) (animator)
Slow Down! Speed Up! (1967) (TV) (animator)
Bride and Doom (1967) (TV) (animator)
Roz the Schnozz (1967) (TV) (animator)
Greasy Gus (1967) (TV) (animator)
Goo-Goo a Go-Go (1967) (TV) (animator)
The Kitchy-Koo Kaper (1967) (TV) (animator)
Manhole Manny (1967) (TV) (animator)
Nuggets to You (1966) (TV) (animator)
Suit Yourself (1966) (TV) (animator)
The Moon Goons (1965) (TV) (animator)
"Milton the Monster" (1965) TV series (animator) (as Jim Tyer) 
... aka The Milton the Monster Show (USA)
Hobo Hootenanny (1965) (TV) (animator)
"Snuffy Smith and Barney Google" (animator) (2 episodes, 1963)
 - Barney's Winter Carnival (1963) TV episode (animator) 
 - Snuffy's Fair Lady (1963) TV episode (animator) (uncredited)
"Out of the Inkwell" (1961) TV series (animator) (1961) 
... aka Max Fleischer Presents Out of the Inkwell (USA: complete title)
Aesop's Fable: The Tiger King (1960) (animator) (uncredited)
"Felix the Cat" (1960) TV series (animator) 

Foofle's Train Ride (1959) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
The Flamboyant Arms (1959) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Clobber's Ballet Ache (1959) (animator)
Gaston's Easel Life (1958) (animator)
Old Mother Clobber (1958) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Gaston's Baby (1958) (animator)
Sidney's Family Tree (1958) (animator)
It's a Living (1957) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Flebus (1957) (animator)
Topsy TV (1957) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
"Tom Terrific" (1957) TV series (animator)
"The Heckle and Jeckle Show" (1956) TV series (animator: theatrical cartoon segments)
Pirate's Gold (1956) (animator) (uncredited)
Lucky Dog (1956) (animator)
Miami Maniacs (1955) (animator) (uncredited)
No Sleep for Percy (1955) (animator) (uncredited)
Barnyard Actor (1955) (animator) (uncredited)
The Cat's Revenge (1954) (animator)
Prescription for Percy (1954) (animator) (uncredited)
Blind Date (1953) (animator)
Log Rollers (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Bargain Daze (1953) (animator)
When Mousehood Was in Flower (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Hot Rods (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Ten Pin Terrors (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Plumber's Helpers (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Playful Puss (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Featherweight Champ (1953) (animator) (uncredited)
Pill Peddlers (1952) (animator) (uncredited)
House Busters (1952) (animator) (uncredited)
Off to the Opera (1952) (animator) (uncredited)
Papa's Day of Rest (1951) (animator) (uncredited)
Papa's Little Helpers (1951) (animator) (uncredited)
The Cat's Tale (1951) (animator) (uncredited)
The Helpful Geni (1951) (animator) (uncredited)
Steeple Jacks (1951) (animator) (uncredited)
Dream Walking (1950) (animator) (uncredited) 

The Lyin' Lion (1949) (animator) (uncredited)
Dingbat Land (1949) (animator) (uncredited)
The Royal Four-Flusher (1947) (animator) (uncredited)
The Island Fling (1947) (animator) (uncredited)
Rocket to Mars (1946) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Peep in the Deep (1946) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Service with a Guile (1946) (animator)
Cheese Burglar (1946) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Shape Ahoy (1945) (animator)
She-Sick Sailors (1944) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Moving Aweigh (1944) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Puppet Love (1944) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Her Honor the Mare (1943) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Seein' Red, White 'n' Blue (1943) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
Spinach Fer Britain (1943) (animator) (as Jim Tyer)
You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942) (animator) (as Jim Tyer) 

Cupid Gets his Man (1936) (animator) (uncredited)
The Fatal Note (1933) (animator)
Director:
Little Bird Told Me (1934) (uncredited)
Grandfather's Clock (1934) (uncredited)
Pals (1933) (as Jim Tyer) 
... aka Christmas Up North (USA: TV title)
Marching Along (1933)
Writer:
Think or Sink (1967) (writer) 

You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942) (story) (as Jim Tyer)
Honors
Related Links
Bibliographic References
Contributors To This Listing

 

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