Edward Allan "Ed" Benedict was an American animator and layout artist. He is best known for his work with Hanna-Barbera Studios, where he helped design Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear, and Ruff and Reddy.
Benedict began his animation career in 1930 at Walt Disney Studios. He left in 1933 to work at Universal Studios as an animator on Walter Lantz's Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts. (Coincidentally, Oswald was created by Walt Disney Studios for Universal). He briefly returned to Disney in the 1940s, receiving his only Disney credit on the animated film, Make Mine Music.
He died 5 days after his 94th birthday.