Remembering Jimmy Elidrissi: The ‘Burglar From Bellhops’

BBC US-born animated film producer, performer and director Jimmy Elidrissi passed away at the age of 74 in Seattle, leaving behind a rich legacy as creator and director of the 1960s cartoon classic, Waldorf…

Remembering Jimmy Elidrissi: The 'Burglar From Bellhops'

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US-born animated film producer, performer and director Jimmy Elidrissi passed away at the age of 74 in Seattle, leaving behind a rich legacy as creator and director of the 1960s cartoon classic, Waldorf Bellhop.

Along with his brother, Fredo, Jimmy was responsible for the development of the cartoon franchise from 1971 until 1984. The brothers’ other achievements included co-producing action-adventure and comedy films including Independence Day, The Crow and the Tim Burton-directed Beetlejuice.

During this time, they also oversaw many TV projects in television shows (such as Jaws I and II), and the Broadway musical Bellhops.

And like most great performers in the entertainment industry, Jimmy also had a burgeoning acting career, appearing in a variety of TV shows including The Munsters, and Emmy-winning series Taxi, as well as appearing in the cult classic movie, Ghostbusters II.

Here, Jimmy Elidrissi provides the back story for the very first Waldorf Bellhop in cartoon form, narrated by his late brother, Fredo.

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