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  Fred Quimby
Frederick C. Quimby (November 14, 1883 - September 16, 1965) was the producer of MGM animated cartoon division, which most notably included the Tom and Jerry team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
He was a repeated recipient of the Academy Award for Animated Short Film for his Tom and Jerry films.
They considered Quimby an untalented, lazy and obnoxious tyrant who constantly interfered with their creative decisions and yet got credit for their work.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fr/Fred_Quimby.html   (88 words)

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Quimby S. BACKUS, an enterprising and successful business man of Brandon [Rutland County], Vermont, who has established a reputation in the commercial circles of the United States, is a descendant of William BACKUS, a native of Saybrook [Middlesex County], Connecticut, where he was born in 1638.
Gurdon BACKUS, father of Quimby S. BACKUS, was born in Windham County, Connecticut, in 1800, and after acquiring a literary education in the common schools of his native town, entered a theological seminary and was ordained a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal denomination.
Quimby S. and Lavina A. BACKUS, born at Windsor [Windsor County], Vermont, married John O. BOWMAN, a prominent lawyer of Philadelphia [Philadelphia County], Pennsylvania, and their children are Fred Quimby and Miriam Lawrence BOWMAN.
www.rockvillemama.com /rutland/backusquimbys.txt   (1125 words)

 The Rockefeller University: News & Notes
Quimby has spent his entire scientific career in the field of laboratory animal research and management.
Quimby, who has been at LARC for approximately eight weeks, has given the facility a thorough inspection and assessment.
Quimby will enhance LARC’s facility to house up to 2.5 times more mice, even as other species populations decline in use, with state-of-the-art air filtration systems in place to absolutely minimize the infectious disease risk among the animal population at Rockefeller.
www.rockefeller.edu /pubinfo/news_notes/042001/042001f.html   (342 words)

 Dr. Fred W. Quimby - Program in Pathology at Cornell University
Quimby, a Professor of Pathology, also holds an appointment as Professor of Comparative Pathology in the Cornell Medical College.
Quimby received the Johnson and Johnson Focused Giving Program award from 1986 to 1989 for research on toxic shock syndrome.
Pathogenesis of Experimental Toxic Shock Syndrome: Effect of IL-2 in the Induction of hypotension and cytokine synthesis.
www.vet.cornell.edu /PUBLIC/BioSci/new/vbs_facultyquimby.html   (659 words)

 Animation Show Forums > Fred Quimby
Quimby was totally baffled by Tex Avery's cartoons; he never understood the gags or the humor.
Quimby retired in 1955, and Hanna and Barbera were appointed as his successors.
And say what you like about Quimby as a personality...but in the UK, when the Tom and Jerrys were being shown on the BBC in the sixties and seventies, we always looked for the Quimby signature..if it was there, we would know we were in for a treat.
www.animationshow.com /forums/lofiversion/index.php?t1766.html   (1427 words)

 MGM Before Tom and Jerry
At the same time, MGM put Fred Quimby in charge of the company's animated department, which achieved brilliance with the arrival of and Tom and Jerry series.
Fred C. Quimby, born in Minneapolis in 1896, worked in journalism before taking over the management of a film theatre in Missoula, Montana, in 1907.
Under Fred Quimby's direction Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising contributed to the creation of quality cartoons whose importance should not be overlooked.
members.tripod.com /mango4/tomjerry/before.html   (850 words)

 Joe Quimby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quimby is married to a woman who wears a pink suit and pillbox hat similar to one Jacqueline Kennedy made famous.
Quimby's corrupt personality and love of overseas junkets is perhaps most amusingly highlighted during one episode where he announces that after a three month "fact finding mission", he has concluded that it is NOT feasible to build a high speed rail link between Springfield and the tropical paradise resort of Aruba.
Quimby was elected mayor of Springfield in 1986.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mayor_Quimby   (1239 words)

 Fred Quimby - Biography - Moviefone
Producer Fred Quimby is best remembered for developing and producing the Tom and Jerry series of cartoons at MGM.
He later worked for MGM and created and headed their short-feature department from 1926 until 1956, when he retired.
Fred Quimby - Biography, Birth date, Relationships, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
movies.aol.com /celebrity/fred-quimby/164041/biography   (89 words)

 Grave Hunter finds Fred Quimby burial place
Fred Quimby, producer for not only Tom and Jerry but the entire MGM cartoon divisions.
Common belief on the main lot was that Quimby had won his producer's title due to long years of service as a top salesman in New York, from whence he came.
After 18 years at the helm of the Cartoon Department, Quimby retired, and here was where the storm clouds began to glimmer.
www.gravehunter.net /Fred_Quimby.htm   (157 words)

 Research mice leaving NYC for suburbs - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Fred Quimby, director of the Rockefeller lab, said 20% of his operation would be shifted to Yonkers, allowing the school to expand the lab without paying for more New York City real estate.
Death is a common and sometimes expected outcome of mouse research, and many of the cages have notes attached — "mortality x 1" or "mortality x 2" — that mark where the little rodents gave their lives for science.
By Bebeto Matthews, AP Dr. Fred Quimby, director of Animal Research at New York's Rockefeller University, conducts a tour of the facility's research area for mice in New York.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/2006-10-22-mouse-flight_x.htm   (550 words)

Quimby, a man legendary throughout the industry for his utter lack of interest in animation, was intrigued by the possibilities of the restaurant field; he envisioned a dining establishment that would display the same high quality and plush feel that MGM’s movies were famous for.
As a result, MGM was deserted for weeks, with a distraught Quimby weeping piteously at a table, surrounding by rotting food, while employees ranging from Scott Bradley to Irv Spence attempted, in vain, to console the morose animation baron.
A much-relieved Fred Quimby came out of his funk, and all was well.
www.mindspring.com /~harrymcc/apasite/eats6.htm   (620 words)

 VHS MSS: West-Quimby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This small collection of papers is mainly concerned with the settling of the estate of Joseph M. Quimby, of Hartford, Vermont, in 1921 and 1922.
One part of George West's duties was to help Ella Quimby establish her right to a pension, due to her marriage to Joseph M. Quimby, a member of Company A, 15th Vermont, in the Civil War.
There is a variety of papers relating to Quimby's life in the 1891-1919 period, such as money borrowed from the bank, taxes paid, phone bills, eye glass prescriptions, and a fire insurance policy.
www.vermonthistory.org /arccat/findaid/westquim.htm   (361 words)

 Tom and Jerry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In my opinion it officially jumped when Fred Quimby stopped producing them, but as I was growing up watching them and I didn't pay attention to the credits, I knew that the bigger Jerry's ears were, the less funny it would be.
Fred Quimby-produced episodes were nasty and violent, but the artistry was superb.
Those were the Fred Quimby years and those TandJ cartoons were some of the liveliest and memorable cartoons in history and, by far, the best out of ALL the TandJ cartoons.
www.jumptheshark.com /t/tomandjerry.htm   (8622 words)

 Maldrobe Warfunctions - Must-read for vintage video gaming fans
Fred Quimby of the Stella Atari 2600 VCS homebrew game development community has written a BASIC compiler for the Atari VCS.
Fred's announcement and a link to download the actual.zip file are behind the cut.
Fred Quimby has written a practical BASIC compiler for the PC which outputs native code for actual 2600 games.
boutell.livejournal.com /273044.html   (774 words)

 Fred Quimby - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Fred Quimby - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Quimby, Fred (1886–1965), American film producer, and head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s short films department from 1926 to 1956.
Numbered rulers named Frederick are entered below by their countries, in alphabetical order, and by regnal numbers.
encarta.msn.com /Fred_Quimby.html   (87 words)

 The Rockefeller University: News & Notes
Fred Quimby, Director of The Rockefeller University's Laboratory Animal Research Center (LARC), came to the aid of dog trainers this week, in an ongoing effort to assist in animal relief at the site of Tuesday's attack on the World Trade Center.
Quimby responded to an urgent request from the Canine Search and Rescue Center (CSRC), the group that is managing the medical care of rescue dogs.
In addition, Quimby has assisted postdoctoral fellow Gwendolyn Wood, who has organized a community-wide foster care program for pets that were stranded downtown.
www.rockefeller.edu /pubinfo/news_notes/092101/092101e.html   (451 words)

 Fred Quimby - Moviefone
Fred Quimby at the Internet Movie Database · The Tom and Jerry Story...
Dr Jekyll And Mr Mouse, 6/14/47, Fred Quimby, Academy Award Nomination...
Fred Quimby - Filmography, Biography, News, Photos, Birth date, Relationships, Fred Quimby Film Clips, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
movies.aol.com /celebrity/fred-quimby/164041/main   (103 words)

 Untitled Document
Perhaps that is what Fred Quimby had in mind when he took up the sport of flying?
Well Fred picked himself up, dusted himself off and went back to breaking new ground out there from a safer height.* In staying alive he kept Tangier's Manor and Tangiers Development Corporation in the news for the next 6 months......
Whether or not she was related to Fred I can't say yet.
www.geocities.com /mymastic/grand.html   (432 words)

 strathaven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Betsy's grandfather, Fred Quimby, did many of the oil paintings found throughout the home.
This is the Quimby room, decorated with antiques from the Quimby family.
On the reverse of the canvas is a sketch of Betsy's brother in military attire.
www.strathaveninn.com /fun.cfm?gid=9   (414 words)

 Fred Quimby
The astonishing thing about it is, Quimby knew the recipe for quality entertainment, but he did not put that recipe to use because at the end of the day, business logistics won out.
MGM began to produce lackluster crap, and after this was proven to them in the form of poor box-office performances, they shut their animated division down.
Luckily, Quimby bailed out of the kitchen (or, to put it less succinctly, “retired”) before the heat got too intense.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/Animation/94485/2   (187 words)

 ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::..
Here, in a round-cornered, two-story, cream-colored stucco building containing a rabbit warren of rooms for animators, layout artists, in-betweeners, ink and paint girls, cameramen and movieola machines, Tom and Jerry leaped magically to life.
Since 1937 he had ridden herd on a zany cast of cartoonists of whom he understood little, having, unfortunately for a cartoon producer, no sense of humor to call upon.
Quimby's retirement in no way hampered the creative flow of the Tom and Jerry cartoons, but his leaving signaled the beginning of the end of an era, the Golden Age of Hollywood, in the worlds of both action and animation.
www.tomandjerryonline.com /synopsis.cfm   (1627 words)

 Fred Quimby - Animation Show Forums
This is an excerpt of an article by Richard W. Bann at a Laurel and Hardy website, containing some background information (such as how Quimby wound up at MGM in the first place).
Quimby never knew what was funny, or why."
If you have a look in Leonard Maltin's book, "Of Mice And Magic" you will find a photo of Fred Quimby and Tex avery looking at the storyboard for "Red Hot Riding Hood" on page 291 in the current edition.
www.animationshow.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=1766   (1500 words)

Frederick Douglass, Fred Flintstone, Freddie Krueger, Fred Quimby (Mayor Quimby's nephew), Fred Rogers, Right Said Fred, and of course I'd like to meet Fred (yes, that's a website).
Yeah right Fred - you're giving me your address and I'm sending you one (the one at the swim meet was crappy anyway...I've created the perfect card).
fred, i hope ur ok and u didnt break ur back from falling last night.
www.myspace.com /hpfredz   (1107 words)

 Tag » Fred   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Tex Avery on DVD - Page 2 - AWN Forums
I'm not very fond of the Fred Quimby episodes, although they are arguably more vibrant in animation.
BTW TandJ were never directed by Tex. Quimby was a producer.
May've been regarded as a pain-in-the-neck in those days but a dream producer by today's standards; just nipped at heels making sure things were on time and budget and not interfering afaik in the creative end.
forums.awn.com /showthread.php?p=31162   (1327 words)

 Flux just isn't... Looney enough...
In a subconciously controlled power, things around Fred become cartooney in appearance and take on a life of their own.
Background Information: His parents new something was wrong when, last year, Fred hit his head and smoe bluebirds started tweeting and circling him.
When they took him to hospital for concussion, and the hospital waiting room had things like people with their full sets of fingers stuck in taps(faucets), and flat animals, they really started to get suspicious.
p073.ezboard.com /frpgsrusfrm56.showMessage?topicID=52.topic   (369 words)

 Tom and Jerry
Directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, produced by Fred Quimby
And when MGM formed its own animation department in 1937, Hanna was hired by department head Fred Quimby, who later became the producer of Tom And Jerry.
Among them are the Oscar winning Yankee Doodle Mouse, Johann Mouse (luckily the only one on the DVD with a narrator, speaking with an Austrian accent because of Johann Strauss), The Cat Concerto and The Little Orphan.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo15/tomandjerry.htm   (996 words)

 ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::..   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
..:: FREDERIC C. Fred Quimby (July 31, 1886 - September 16, 1965)
A former motion picture theatre owner and Pathé executive, he organized MGM's short-feature department, which he headed from 1926 until his retirement in 1956.
Developed a number of popular cartoon series, including "Tom and Jerry," and received eight Academy Awards for animated films made under his supervision.*
www.tomandjerryonline.com /quimby.cfm   (162 words)

 batari basic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Batari Basic is Fred "Batari" Quimby's "BASIC" compiler for creating Atari 2600 games.
It will ask you for the location of stella (note: stella must be used, stellaX won't work) Type in or cut and paste in a program and hit "ActionsCompile and Run".
Fred Quimby's Original Sample Program...a taste of things to come!
alienbill.com /2600/basic   (512 words)

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