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    "body": "<br/>\n<div class=\"alert alert-info\">\n <p>\n  The content in this article is still under development. A completed version will appear soon!\n </p>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n <table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n  <tr>\n   <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n    Name\n   </th>\n   <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n    Iwao Takamoto\n   </td>\n  </tr>\n  <tr>\n   <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n    Born\n   </th>\n   <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n    April 29 1925\n   </td>\n  </tr>\n  <tr>\n   <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n    Died\n   </th>\n   <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n    January 8 2007\n   </td>\n  </tr>\n  <tr>\n   <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n    Birth Location\n   </th>\n   <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n    Los Angeles\n   </td>\n  </tr>\n  <tr>\n   <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n    Generational Identifier\n   </th>\n   <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n    <p>\n     <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">\n      Nisei\n     </a>\n    </p>\n   </td>\n  </tr>\n </table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n <p>\n  FirstName:Iwao;\nLastName:Takamoto;\nDisplayName:Iwao Takamoto;\nBirthDate:1925-04-29;\nDeathDate:2007-01-08;\nBirthLocation:Los Angeles;\nGender:Male;\nEthnicity:JA;\nGenerationIdentifier:Nisei;\nNationality:;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:Los Angeles;\nReligion:;\n </p>\n</div>\n<p>\n Animator and cartoon producer and director, most notably for Disney and Hanna Barbara. Animator Iwao Takamoto (1925–2007) was the creator of such animated characters as Scooby-Doo, Muttley, and Penelope Pitstop. A\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">\n  Nisei\n </a>\n born and raised in Los Angeles, Takamoto and his family were incarcerated at the\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Manzanar\" title=\"Manzanar\">\n  Manzanar\n </a>\n camp in California. Leaving camp, he was hired as an animator by Disney in 1945 and worked as an animator and character designer on such Disney feature films as\n <i>\n  Cinderella\n </i>\n ,\n <i>\n  Lady and the Tramp\n </i>\n , and\n <i>\n  One Hundred and One Dalmatians\n </i>\n . He left Disney for Hanna-Barbara in 1961, where he worked for more than forty years, heavily influencing the visual style of the company's productions.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\">\n <b>\n  Authored by\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">\n   Brian Niiya\n  </a>\n  , Densho\n </b>\n</div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n Niiya, Brian\n</div>\n<div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n   For More Information\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <p>\n   Takamoto, Iwao, with Michael Mallory.\n   <i>\n    Iwao Takamoto: My Life with a Thousand Characters\n   </i>\n   . Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009.\n  </p>  <p>\n   Stewart, Susan. \"\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Iwao Takamoto, 81, the Animation Artist Who Created Scooby-Doo.\n   </a>\n   \"\n   <i>\n    New York Times\n   </i>\n   , January 10, 2007.\n  </p>  <p>\n   Wells, Paul.\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Obituary\n   </a>\n   .\n   <i>\n    The Guardian\n   </i>\n   , January 28, 2007.\n  </p>  <!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.044 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.047 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 125/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 748/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 2066/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 241/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 5/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n  <!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:1867-0!*!0!*!*!*!* and timestamp 20200506212821 and revision id 19552\n -->\n </div>\n</div>\n<div class=\"toplink\">\n <a href=\"#top\">\n  <i class=\"icon-chevron-up\">\n  </i>\n  Top\n </a>\n</div>",
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