Fred Wolf (animator)

Fred Wolf (born September 13, 1932) is an American animator. His works include the 1967 short subject The Box, for which he won an Academy Award; television specials such as The Point! and Free to Be...You and Me, and television series such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, James Bond Jr., and Sarah Ferguson’s Budgie the Little Helicopter. Wolf was also responsible for the famous Tootsie Pops “How Many Licks” commercial.

Fred Wolf
Fredrick Wolf

(1932-09-13) September 13, 1932 (age 88)
OccupationAnimator, designer, artist, Director
Known forFounder of Fred Wolf Films Dublin
ChildrenBill Wolf, Elizabeth Wolf, Patricia Wolf

In the 1960s, Wolf set up a studio in Hollywood, California with Japanese-American animator Jimmy T. Murakami (later of The Snowman). The studio was called Murakami-Wolf Films. In 1978, animator Charles Swenson became a partner, and the company became known as Murakami-Wolf-Swenson. Both Murakami and Swenson eventually left the company, and in 1992 it became Fred Wolf Films.

In 1989, MWS established a satellite studio in Dublin, Ireland, known as Murakami-Wolf Dublin before eventually adopting its current name (Fred Wolf Films Dublin). In this studio, each project is produced by a dedicated Irish crew.


Among the various series produced by or involving Fred Wolf:

Movies produced/directed/animated by Fred Wolf:


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