- January 8
) was a Japanese-American animator, television producer, and film director who did work for both Disney and Hanna-Barbera
along with Charles A. Nichols
Takamoto first entered the cartoon world after the end of the war. He was hired as an assistant animator by Walt Disney Studios in 1945. Takamoto eventually became an assistant for the legendary Milt Kahl. He worked as an animator on such titles as Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, and 101 Dalmatians.
He left Disney in 1961 for Hanna-Barbera along with Charles A. Nichols. He later return for one time to help animate The Fox and the Hound with Joseph Barbera.