Irv Wyner Biography

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Irv Wyner (1904 – 2002) was a background artist who was most associated with the theatrical Looney Tunes animated shorts, in Friz Freleng's unit. His first credited work was on the 1952 animated short Gift Wrapped, a Sylvester and Tweety cartoon, and he stayed with Freleng's unit until 1957 (where his last credited work was on the one-shot cartoon Three Little Bops), when he was briefly succeeded by Boris Gorelick, and later by Tom O'Loughlin. 

In the early 1960s, Irv did work for Disney on Disneyland, Walter Lantz, and later, in the '70s, for Chuck Jones's Sib Tower 12 for such specials as The Phantom Tollbooth, Horton Hears a Who!, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, among others.

That's Warner Bros.! (TV series) (background artist)


1990 Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends (TV series) (background artist)


1986 The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (TV series) (background artist)


1983 Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (background artist: classic cartoons)


1982 Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (background artist: classic cartoons)


1982 Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television (TV movie) (layout artist: classic cartoons)


1981 Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (background artist: classic cartoons)


1980 The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special (TV movie) (background artist: classic cartoons)


1979 The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (background artist - "Bugs at Home" segements)


1979 The Bugs Bunny Mother's Day Special (TV short) (background artist: classic cartoons)


1979 Bugs Bunny's Valentine (TV short) (background artist)


1978 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show (TV series) (background artist - 1978)


1978 How Bugs Bunny Won the West (TV short) (background artist)


1978 Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special (TV short) (background artist: classic cartoons)


1978 Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court (TV short) (background artist)


1976 Carnival of the Animals (TV short) (background artist)


1976 The Sylvester & Tweety Show (TV series) (layout artist)


1975 The White Seal (TV short) (background artist)


1975 Yankee Doodle Cricket (TV movie) (background artist)


1975 Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (TV short) (background artist)


1973 A Very Merry Cricket (TV short) (background artist)


1973 The Cricket in Times Square (TV short) (background artist)


1970 The Phantom Tollbooth (backgrounds - as Irving Weiner)


1970 Horton Hears a Who! (TV short) (background artist)


1968 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (TV series) (background artist)


1966 The Road Runner Show (TV series) (background artist)


1963 Devil's Feud Cake (short) (background artist)


1960 The Bugs Bunny Show (TV series) (background artist)


1958 His Better Elf (short) (background artist - as Irv. Wyner)


1957-1958 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV series) (background artist - 3 episodes)

Magic Highway U.S.A. (1958) (background artist)

The Liberty Story (1957) (background artist)

Our Friend the Atom (1957) (background artist)


1957 Tweet Zoo (short) (background artist - uncredited)


1957 Three Little Bops (short) (background artist)


1956 Two Crows from Tacos (short) (background artist)


1956 Yankee Dood It (short) (background artist)


1956 A Star Is Bored (short) (background artist)


1956 Tugboat Granny (short) (background artist)


1956 Napoleon Bunny-Part (short) (background artist)


1956 Tree Cornered Tweety (short) (background artist)


1956 Rabbitson Crusoe (short) (background artist)


1956 Tweet and Sour (short) (background artist)


1955 Pappy's Puppy (short) (background artist)


1955 Heir-Conditioned (short) (background artist)


1955 Roman Legion-Hare (short) (background artist)


1955 Red Riding Hoodwinked (short) (background artist)


1955 Speedy Gonzales (short) (background artist)


1955 Hyde and Hare (short) (background artist)


1955 A Kiddies Kitty (short) (background artist)


1955 This Is a Life? (short) (background artist)


1955 Tweety's Circus (short) (background artist)


1955 Hare Brush (short) (background artist)


1955 Sahara Hare (short) (background artist)


1955 Stork Naked (short) (background artist)


1955 Pests for Guests (short) (background artist)


1954 By Word of Mouse (short) (background artist)


1954 Goo Goo Goliath (short) (background artist)


1954 Yankee Doodle Bugs (short) (background artist)


1954 Satan's Waitin' (short) (background artist)


1954 Muzzle Tough (short) (background artist)


1954 Dr. Jerkyl's Hide (short) (background artist)


1954 Bugs and Thugs (short) (background artist)


1954 I Gopher You (short) (background artist)


1954 Captain Hareblower (short) (background artist)


1954 Dog Pounded (short) (background artist)


1954 Sandy Claws (short) (background artist)


1953 Robot Rabbit (short) (background artist)


1953 Catty Cornered (short) (background artist)


1953 A Street Cat Named Sylvester (short) (background artist)


1953 Tom Tom Tomcat (short) (background artist)


1953 Hare Trimmed (short) (background artist)


1953 Ant Pasted (short) (background artist)


1953 Southern Fried Rabbit (short) (background artist)


1953 Fowl Weather (short) (background artist)


1953 A Mouse Divided (short) (background artist)


1952 Hare Lift (short) (background artist)


1952 Tree for Two (short) (background artist)


1952 A Bird in a Guilty Cage (short) (background artist)


1952 Cracked Quack (short) (background artist)


1952 Ain't She Tweet (short) (background artist)


1952 Little Red Rodent Hood (short) (background artist)


1952 Foxy by Proxy (short) (background artist)


1952 Gift Wrapped (short) (background artist)


1952 14 Carrot Rabbit (short) (background artist) 


California Watercolor