Why was Alex Anderson memorable? Because he was the creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Dudley Do-Right, some of the greatest cartoons of history. The obituaries show that his early work on these characters were lost over time and claimed by other. But he fought back with a lawsuit in later years, which earned him the proper acknowledgment for his creativity.
The Rocky and Bullwinkle show was very funny - particularly via the two villains, Natsha Fatale and Boris Badenov. Witness this quote from Steven Spielberg, describing the Bullwinkle show:
It was the first time that I can recall my parents watching a cartoon show over my shoulder and laughing in places I couldn’t comprehend.When I turned 30, I was given a birthday party that included a party quiz about events that occurred in the year I was born. One of the questions asked what was Rocky, of Rocky and Bullwinkle. The incorrect answer - a squirrel. The correct answer (which resulted in some arguing among the lawyers at the party) - a flying squirrel.
Dudley Do-Right, and his love interest, Nell, along with their own villain, Snidely Whiplash, were just as entertaining:
They came from an episode of Rocky and Bullwinkle, but eventually became separate characters. I have to admit happily watching that show as a child as well.
Alex Anderson will be long remembered for bringing a lot of joy to people.