Walter Lantz was born on April 27, 1900 in New Rochelle, New York. As a child, Lantz studied art at home through correspondence courses. At sixteen, Lantz moved to New York City and landed a directing position at the John R. Bray Studios. In 1924, he showcased his first cartoon creation, "Dinky Doodle."
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