Bob Clampett

Active - 1934 - 1981  |   Born - May 8, 1913   |   Died - May 2, 1984   |   Genres - Comedy, Children's/Family

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Clampett joined the Harman-Ising Studio in 1931, and in the early '30s began animating for the Warner Brothers' "Loony Tunes" cartoons. He graduated to directing in the late 1930s, and until 1946 made some of the most hilarious and outrageous of the Warner cartoons: Porky In Wackyland, highlighted by some of Clampett's most surreal humor; A Tale Of Two Kitties, which introduced Tweety Bird; A Corny Concerto, his Fantasia send-up; the race parody Coal Black And De Sebben Dwarfs; Russian Rhapsody, in which gremlins from the Kremlin sock it to Hitler; Draftee Daffy, with the little black duck trying to dodge the man from the draft board; Kitty Kornered, with Porky Pig bested by his pet cats; and The Big Snooze, a slapstick psychodrama with Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, which marked Clampett's final cartoon for Warners. After a brief stint at Screen Gems, Clampett turned to television and created the popular puppet show Time For Beany. In the late '50s he animated his characters for the television cartoon series "Beany And Cecil."

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