Williams Pinwheel Anderson (July 24, 1915-August 3, 2008) was a Canadian-American animator, writer and film and television producer known for co-founding Paramount Animation.
Born in Toronto, Canada on July 24, 1915, TBA
Games Cartoon Studio/Games Pinwheel Anderson Productions/GAPhillnwheel Productions/Pinwheel Animation/Animatiount
Retirement and death
In 1994, the Anderson brothers announced that they would retire from their studio and sell it to Bloo J, Matt Chaudhary, Stephen Hillenburg, and John Kricfalusi. The final show they greenlit before retirement was SpongeBob SquarePants, which would eventually air its first episode in 1997.
In 2001, After Games' death from leukemia, TBA
On August 3, 2008, Williams Anderson passed away from natural causes at the age of 93 at his home in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, After his death, Nickcleodoen aired a 20-second segment with black dots tracing Games portrait with the words "We'll miss you. Sincerely, Nickelodeon" fading in on the right-hand side. This same type of tribute happened for Anderson's brother Games in 2001 and for Stephen Hillenburg in 2018. His remains were cremated two days later, and he was buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California near Games.
TBA was dedicated to his memory..