From Morton Eng

Earl Kress, you did a good job as a writer for animation in many years and especially the book DID YOU GROW UP WITH ME, TOO?.

From Norma Rivera Klinger

I am so sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. He was a great guy and generous with his time. Without him so many of the shows I got to work on wouldn’t be what they are today. You are missed.

From Paul Castiglia

Saddened to hear of this great loss to the animation and comics’ community – Earl, I always looked forward to your Hanna-Barbera comic stories arriving at the Archie offices back when I worked on staff and Archie had the license. You were (are) one of the true greats. Rest in peace, funny man.

From Karen Carnegie Johnson

The animation community lost one of its own yesterday, Emmy-award-winning writer, Earl Kress. As Vice-President of The Animation Guild, he campaigned to increase health insurance coverage for his fellow writers, helped make our new building a reality, and was just a wonderful, engaged voice on the board.

If you’re like me and loved Tiny Toons, the Animaniacs, and Pinky and the Brain (to just name a few), you’re a fan of Earl’s work. He faded from us much too fast. Rest in peace, Earl, we’ll miss you.

From Donald Parmele

R.I.P. Earl. My sincere sympathy to your family and friends.

From Charlie Jacob

R.I.P. Earl Kress, you will be forever my favorite next gen Looney Tunes/Hanna Barbera writer. And, I know it’s late, but I know it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t mention the passing of Muriel Reed, a patriarch to Clough Church.

From Dan Gilvezan

My deepest sympathy to Earl’s family. Earl was a great guy. He will be missed.

From Michael Stein

So sad to hear of Earl’s untimely passing. It’s hard to express in words how important he was in my life. We started working together in 1971 in New Jersey, and he kept me laughing every day for 5 years. He had memorized every word from every Marx Bros. film, and taught himself how to play the piano so he could perform the songs of Chico Marx. One day in 1975 Earl, Ralph K. and I decided to quit our jobs and drive to California together. We each stayed in the TV industry, but Earl’s talent and success zoomed way past our expectations. His legacy is the joy and laughter that his creativity brought into the world.

I am reminded of the salute by all of the cartoon characters when Mel Blanc died. Earl deserves the same.

From Rob Humphrey

R.I.P. to the nicest guy in animation.

From Scott Wolf

Shocked and saddened to learn about Earl. We first met when we were working at Hanna Barbera, and later my wife and I lived in an apartment over him. Glad I liked his taste in music because I remember enjoying tunes like "One Little Spark" in our apartment when he’d play the piano! He was simply a wonderful person! My deepest sympathies to Denise and Earl’s family.