Colonel Heeza Liar is a series of shorts featuring the first recurring character in American Animated Cartoons. Colonel Heeza Liar is a generic 20th century adventurer, and lion hunter based on Theodore Roosevelt. The shorts were produced by Bray Productions, directed by Vernon Stallings. The the 1922-24 shorts were animated by Walter Lantz, and feature live action segments much like Out of the Inkwell. The series began on November 23, 1913, stoped in 1917, only to restart in 1922, and finally end on December 1, 1924 with Colonel Heeza Liar, Nature Faker.