Eugene Poddany was a composer and music director. He was born in Hardin, China and graduated from Hollywood High School in 1937. He studied music composition and orchestration with Ernest Toch and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. In the early 1940s he toured Europe while directing a classical orchestra. When he returned to America he started writing music for motion picture cartoons. The film production companies that he worked for include Walter Lantz Productions, John Sutherland Productions, and Metro- Goldwyn Meyer. He composed music for Tom & Jerry, Woody the Woodpecker, Foghorn Leghorn, Tweety Bird, Bugs Bunny, and Dr. Seuss TV specials "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Horton Hears a Who!" Poddany also wrote the music for the 1966 Academy Award winning short "The Dot and the Line."
From the description of Eugene Poddany papers, 1942-1970. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 80928670