Carl W. Stalling

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Carl W. Stalling
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Born Carl William Stalling
November 10, 1891
Lexington, Missouri
Died November 29, 1972
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Occupation(s) Composer
Musical director
Crew credits Various Warner Bros. cartoons until 1958
Years active at Warner Bros. Cartoons 1936-1958

Carl William Stalling (November 10, 1891 – November 29, 1972) was an American composer, arranger and musical director commonly associated with his music work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts.

He was previously a composer and musical director at the Walt Disney animation studio in 1928, where he composed music for the Mickey Mouse shorts and led Walt Disney to create the Silly Symphonies series. Stalling left Disney two years later to work at Iwerks Studio until 1936, when he was hired by Leon Schlesinger to compose music for his animation studio under contract. Stalling retired in 1958, after composing over 600 animated films for 22 years, and was succeeded by Milt Franklyn.

Stalling passed away in 1972, at the age of 81.


Early life

Career at Warner Bros.

Later years