Ben Hardaway

Ben Hardaway

Known for: Writing
Biography: 1895-05-21
Deathday: 1957-02-05 (61 years old)

Biography

Joseph Benson 'Ben' (a.k.a. 'Bugs') Hardaway (May 21, 1895 – February 5, 1957) was an American storyboard artist, animator, voice actor, gagman, writer and director for several American animation studios during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation.


While at the Leon Schlesinger / Warner Bros. studio during the late 1930s, Hardaway, in 1938, co-directed Porky's Hare Hunt, the first film to feature a rabbit. When this unnamed, embryonic rabbit was given a new model sheet for a later short, since, according to Chuck Jones, Hardaway "didn't draw it very well", designer Charlie Thorson inadvertently offered a permanent name by titling the model sheet "Bugs' Bunny" since it was meant for Hardaway's unit. By the time the rabbit was redesigned and refined for the film A Wild Hare, the name was already being used in relation to the character in studio publicity materials.


In 1940, Hardaway joined the staff of Walter Lantz Productions, where he helped Walter Lantz in creating the studio's most famous character, Woody Woodpecker. Hardaway wrote or co-wrote most of the stories for the 1940–1950 Woody Woodpecker shorts, as well as supplying Woody's voice between 1944 and 1949.


[biography (excerpted) from Wikipedia]

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Filmography

all 194

Movies 194

Writer 127

Director 27

Voice 6

Writer
Bird Gone Wild: The Woody Woodpecker Story

Bird Gone Wild: The Woody Woodpecker Story (2018)

Movie
Writer
Woody Woodpecker

Woody Woodpecker (2017)

Movie
7
Director
Behind the Tunes: Bosko, Buddy and the Best of Black and White

Behind the Tunes: Bosko, Buddy and the Best of Black and White (2005)

Movie
Director
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary

Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary (1986)

Movie
Director
Walt Disney Cartoon Classics Limited Gold Edition II: An Officer and a Duck

Walt Disney Cartoon Classics Limited Gold Edition II: An Officer and a Duck (1985)

Movie
Various Voices
Woody Woodpecker and Friends

Woody Woodpecker and Friends (1982)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker's Spooky Laugh
Destination Meat Ball

Destination Meat Ball (1951)

Movie
Story
The Woody Woodpecker Polka

The Woody Woodpecker Polka (1951)

Movie
Starvation's Spooky Laugh
The Redwood Sap

The Redwood Sap (1951)

Movie
Writer
A Bone for a Bone

A Bone for a Bone (1951)

Movie
Wally Walrus's vocal effects
Sleep Happy

Sleep Happy (1951)

Movie
Story
Rabbit Every Monday

Rabbit Every Monday (1951)

Movie
Writer
Puny Express

Puny Express (1951)

Movie
Writer
Stooge for a Mouse

Stooge for a Mouse (1950)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
Drooler's Delight

Drooler's Delight (1949)

Movie
Writer
Scrappy Birthday

Scrappy Birthday (1949)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker / Various Townspeople
Wild and Woody!

Wild and Woody! (1948)

Movie
Itchy yelling Timber
Dog Tax Dodgers

Dog Tax Dodgers (1948)

Movie
Writer
The Playful Pelican

The Playful Pelican (1948)

Movie
Writer
Pixie Picnic

Pixie Picnic (1948)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker (voice) / Story
Wet Blanket Policy

Wet Blanket Policy (1948)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
Wacky-Bye Baby

Wacky-Bye Baby (1948)

Movie
Story
Kiddie Koncert

Kiddie Koncert (1948)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
Banquet Busters

Banquet Busters (1948)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter (1948)

Movie
Writer
The Bandmaster

The Bandmaster (1947)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
Woody the Giant Killer

Woody the Giant Killer (1947)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
Solid Ivory

Solid Ivory (1947)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
Well Oiled

Well Oiled (1947)

Movie
Writer
The Overture to 'William Tell'

The Overture to 'William Tell' (1947)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
The Coo Coo Bird

The Coo Coo Bird (1947)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
Smoked Hams

Smoked Hams (1947)

Movie
Flowers in Gladiolus Bin
The Wacky Weed

The Wacky Weed (1946)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker (voice) / Story
Fair Weather Fiends

Fair Weather Fiends (1946)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker (voice) / Story
The Reckless Driver

The Reckless Driver (1946)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
Bathing Buddies

Bathing Buddies (1946)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker / Starvation (voice) / Writer
Who's Cookin Who?

Who's Cookin Who? (1946)

Movie
Writer
Mousie Come Home

Mousie Come Home (1946)

Movie
Writer
Apple Andy

Apple Andy (1946)

Movie
Writer
Musical Moments from Chopin

Musical Moments from Chopin (1946)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker / Bull Dozer (voice) / Story
The Loose Nut

The Loose Nut (1945)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
The Dippy Diplomat

The Dippy Diplomat (1945)

Movie
Writer
Crow Crazy

Crow Crazy (1945)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker (voice) / Story
Woody Dines Out

Woody Dines Out (1945)

Movie
Writer
Sliphorn King of Polaroo

Sliphorn King of Polaroo (1945)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker (voice) (uncredited) / Story
Chew-Chew Baby

Chew-Chew Baby (1945)

Movie
Writer
Enemy Bacteria

Enemy Bacteria (1945)

Movie
Writer
The Pied Piper of Basin Street

The Pied Piper of Basin Street (1945)

Movie
Writer
The Poet & Peasant

The Poet & Peasant (1945)

Movie
Writer
The Painter and the Pointer

The Painter and the Pointer (1944)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
Ski For Two

Ski For Two (1944)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker (voice) / Writer
The Beach Nut

The Beach Nut (1944)

Movie
Writer
Abou Ben Boogie

Abou Ben Boogie (1944)

Movie
Story
Fish Fry

Fish Fry (1944)

Movie
Writer
Jungle Jive

Jungle Jive (1944)

Movie
Woody Woodpecker
The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville (1944)

Movie
Writer
The Greatest Man in Siam

The Greatest Man in Siam (1944)

Movie
Writer
Meatless Tuesday

Meatless Tuesday (1943)

Movie
Writer
Boogie Woogie Man (Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out)

Boogie Woogie Man (Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out) (1943)

Movie
Writer
Andy Panda's Victory Garden

Andy Panda's Victory Garden (1943)

Movie
Foy #1 / Foy #3
Pass the Biscuits Mirandy!

Pass the Biscuits Mirandy! (1943)

Movie
Writer
Ration Bored

Ration Bored (1943)

Movie
Writer
Canine Commandos

Canine Commandos (1943)

Movie
Writer
The Dizzy Acrobat

The Dizzy Acrobat (1943)

Movie
Writer
Swing Your Partner

Swing Your Partner (1943)

Movie
Director
The Egg Cracker Suite

The Egg Cracker Suite (1943)

Movie
Writer
The Screwball

The Screwball (1943)

Movie
Writer
Cow-Cow Boogie

Cow-Cow Boogie (1943)

Movie
Writer
Air Raid Warden

Air Raid Warden (1942)

Movie
Writer
Boogie Woogie Sioux

Boogie Woogie Sioux (1942)

Movie
Writer
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose (1942)

Movie
Writer
The Loan Stranger

The Loan Stranger (1942)

Movie
Writer
Yankee Doodle Swing Shift

Yankee Doodle Swing Shift (1942)

Movie
Carrier Pigeon / Induction Officer
Pigeon Patrol

Pigeon Patrol (1942)

Movie
Writer
Juke Box Jamboree

Juke Box Jamboree (1942)

Movie
Writer
Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole (1942)

Movie
Writer
Nutty Pine Cabin

Nutty Pine Cabin (1942)

Movie
Writer
Good-Bye Mr. Moth

Good-Bye Mr. Moth (1942)

Movie
Writer
The Hams That Couldn't Be Cured

The Hams That Couldn't Be Cured (1942)

Movie
Elevator Operator / Announcer
The Hollywood Matador

The Hollywood Matador (1942)

Movie
Writer
Under the Spreading Blacksmith Shop

Under the Spreading Blacksmith Shop (1942)

Movie
Writer
$21 a Day – (Once a Month)

$21 a Day – (Once a Month) (1941)

Movie
Writer
Pantry Panic

Pantry Panic (1941)

Movie
Writer
Man's Best Friend

Man's Best Friend (1941)

Movie
Writer
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company "B"

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company "B" (1941)

Movie
Writer
The Screwdriver

The Screwdriver (1941)

Movie
Writer
Andy Panda's Pop

Andy Panda's Pop (1941)

Movie
Story
Woody Woodpecker

Woody Woodpecker (1941)

Movie
Writer
Salt Water Daffy

Salt Water Daffy (1941)

Movie
Writer
Dizzy Kitty

Dizzy Kitty (1941)

Movie
Sergeant
Hysterical Highspots in American History

Hysterical Highspots in American History (1941)

Movie
Writer
Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat

Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat (1941)

Movie
Writer
Fair Today

Fair Today (1941)

Movie
Writer
Mouse Trappers

Mouse Trappers (1941)

Movie
Writer
Syncopated Sioux

Syncopated Sioux (1940)

Movie
Writer
Knock Knock

Knock Knock (1940)

Movie
Officers
Recruiting Daze

Recruiting Daze (1940)

Movie
Writer
Little Blabbermouse

Little Blabbermouse (1940)

Movie
Writer
Porky's Baseball Broadcast

Porky's Baseball Broadcast (1940)

Movie
Writer
The Bear's Tale

The Bear's Tale (1940)

Movie
Director
Confederate Honey

Confederate Honey (1940)

Movie
Director
Busy Bakers

Busy Bakers (1940)

Movie
Director
Breakdowns of 1939

Breakdowns of 1939 (1939)

Movie
Director
Fagin's Freshman

Fagin's Freshman (1939)

Movie
Director
Porky the Giant Killer

Porky the Giant Killer (1939)

Movie
Director
Sioux Me

Sioux Me (1939)

Movie
Director
Hare-um Scare-um

Hare-um Scare-um (1939)

Movie
Director
She Married a Cop

She Married a Cop (1939)

Movie
Director
Hobo Gadget Band

Hobo Gadget Band (1939)

Movie
Director
How to Eat

How to Eat (1939)

Movie
Director
Porky and Teabiscuit

Porky and Teabiscuit (1939)

Movie
Director
Bars and Stripes Forever

Bars and Stripes Forever (1939)

Movie
Director
Gold Rush Daze

Gold Rush Daze (1939)

Movie
Dizzy Duck
It's an Ill Wind

It's an Ill Wind (1939)

Movie
Director
Count Me Out

Count Me Out (1938)

Movie
Director
Porky the Gob

Porky the Gob (1938)

Movie
Harold
Love and Curses

Love and Curses (1938)

Movie
Rabbit's This Means War
Porky's Hare Hunt

Porky's Hare Hunt (1938)

Movie
Writer
The Penguin Parade

The Penguin Parade (1938)

Movie
Writer
Daffy Duck & Egghead

Daffy Duck & Egghead (1938)

Movie
Writer
I Wanna Be a Sailor

I Wanna Be a Sailor (1937)

Movie
5.33
Writer
Dog Daze

Dog Daze (1937)

Movie
Writer
Uncle Tom's Bungalow

Uncle Tom's Bungalow (1937)

Movie
Writer
Porky's Duck Hunt

Porky's Duck Hunt (1937)

Movie
Writer
She Was an Acrobat's Daughter

She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (1937)

Movie
Writer
Picador Porky

Picador Porky (1937)

Movie
Writer
Pigs Is Pigs

Pigs Is Pigs (1937)

Movie
Writer
Don't Look Now

Don't Look Now (1936)

Movie
Writer
Boulevardier from the Bronx

Boulevardier from the Bronx (1936)

Movie
Writer
Milk and Money

Milk and Money (1936)

Movie
6
Writer
Toy Town Hall

Toy Town Hall (1936)

Movie
Writer
Sunday Go to Meetin' Time

Sunday Go to Meetin' Time (1936)

Movie
6
Writer
Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue (1936)

Movie
Writer
Bingo Crosbyana

Bingo Crosbyana (1936)

Movie
Writer
Let It Be Me

Let It Be Me (1936)

Movie
Writer
Ali Baba

Ali Baba (1936)

Movie
Writer
I Wanna Play House

I Wanna Play House (1936)

Movie
Writer
Billboard Frolics

Billboard Frolics (1935)

Movie
Writer
Little Dutch Plate

Little Dutch Plate (1935)

Movie
Writer
The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red (1935)

Movie
Writer
The Merry Old Soul

The Merry Old Soul (1935)

Movie
Director
Buddy in Africa

Buddy in Africa (1935)

Movie
Writer
Summertime

Summertime (1935)

Movie
Director
Buddy of the Legion

Buddy of the Legion (1935)

Movie
Writer
Old Mother Hubbard

Old Mother Hubbard (1935)

Movie
Director
Buddy's Pony Express

Buddy's Pony Express (1935)

Movie
Director
Buddy's Theatre

Buddy's Theatre (1935)

Movie
Writer
Jack Frost

Jack Frost (1934)

Movie
Director
Buddy the Dentist

Buddy the Dentist (1934)

Movie
Director
Buddy's Adventures

Buddy's Adventures (1934)

Movie
Writer
Don Quixote

Don Quixote (1934)

Movie
Director
Rhythm in the Bow

Rhythm in the Bow (1934)

Movie
Writer
Shake Your Powder Puff

Shake Your Powder Puff (1934)

Movie
Writer
The Headless Horseman

The Headless Horseman (1934)

Movie
Writer
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1934)

Movie
Writer
How Do I Know It's Sunday

How Do I Know It's Sunday (1934)

Movie
Director
Buddy of the Apes

Buddy of the Apes (1934)

Movie
Writer
Goin' to Heaven on a Mule

Goin' to Heaven on a Mule (1934)

Movie
Writer
Buddy's Trolley Troubles

Buddy's Trolley Troubles (1934)

Movie
Writer
Those Were Wonderful Days

Those Were Wonderful Days (1934)

Movie
Writer
Buddy's Garage

Buddy's Garage (1934)

Movie
Writer
Insultin' the Sultan

Insultin' the Sultan (1934)

Movie
Writer
Buddy and Towser

Buddy and Towser (1934)

Movie
Writer
Robin Hood, Jr.

Robin Hood, Jr. (1934)

Movie
Writer
Pettin' in the Park

Pettin' in the Park (1934)

Movie
Writer
Buddy the Gob

Buddy the Gob (1934)

Movie
Writer
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk (1933)

Movie
Writer
The Pet Store

The Pet Store (1933)

Movie
Writer
Soda Squirt

Soda Squirt (1933)

Movie
Writer
The Steeple Chase

The Steeple Chase (1933)

Movie
Writer
Pale-Face

Pale-Face (1933)

Movie
Writer
Chinaman's Chance

Chinaman's Chance (1933)

Movie
Writer
Techno-Cracked

Techno-Cracked (1933)

Movie
Writer
The Air Race

The Air Race (1933)

Movie
Writer
Flip's Lunch Room

Flip's Lunch Room (1933)

Movie
Writer
Bulloney

Bulloney (1933)

Movie
Writer
Coo Coo the Magician

Coo Coo the Magician (1933)

Movie
Writer
Funny Face

Funny Face (1932)

Movie
Writer
Nurse Maid

Nurse Maid (1932)

Movie
Writer
The Music Lesson

The Music Lesson (1932)

Movie
Writer
Phoney Express

Phoney Express (1932)

Movie
Writer
The Goal Rush

The Goal Rush (1932)

Movie
Writer
Circus

Circus (1932)

Movie
Writer
Room Runners

Room Runners (1932)

Movie
Writer
The Office Boy

The Office Boy (1932)

Movie
Writer
The Bully

The Bully (1932)

Movie
Writer
School Days

School Days (1932)

Movie
Writer
Puppy Love

Puppy Love (1932)

Movie
Writer
What a Life

What a Life (1932)

Movie
Writer
Fire! Fire!

Fire! Fire! (1932)

Movie
Writer
The Milkman

The Milkman (1932)

Movie
Writer
Spooks

Spooks (1931)

Movie
Writer
Africa Squeaks

Africa Squeaks (1931)

Movie
Guy entering and running out of the studio / Guy getting pestered by a fly
Having a Wonderful Time with Angels in Dirty Places

Having a Wonderful Time with Angels in Dirty Places

Movie

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Information

Known For
Writing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1895-05-21

Deathday
1957-02-05 (61 years old)

Birth Place
Belton, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
Joseph Benson Hardaway, Joseph B. Hardaway, Ben 'Bugs' Hardaway, Bugs Hardaway, B. Hardaway, Buggsy Hardaway, J.B. Hardaway, Bugsy Hardaway, J. B. Hardaway


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