RIP: Mr. Peabody & Sherman Creator Dead At 90

INQUIRER: Cartoonist Ted Key, 95, whose characters included a bossy maid and a time-traveling dog scientist, died at his Tredyffrin home on Saturday. Hazel made Mr. Key famous: The maid became a weekly feature in The Saturday Evening Post soon after he sold his first cartoon to the publication in 1943. He drew Hazel for 50 years. But younger readers may best remember Mr. Key’s animated characters – Mr. Peabody, the genius dog, and his boy, Sherman – that he drew for Rocky and His Friends. Mr. Key was born Aug. 25, 1912, in Fresno, Calif. He moved to Tredyffrin in 1951, soon after he left the Army, said his youngest son, Peter. Other than the few times someone stopped to stare at him mowing his lawn, Mr. Key was largely protected from the invasion of privacy fame often brings, his son said. MORE

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