Bob Clampett

Animator, TV Program Creator

1913 – 1984

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Who was Bob Clampett?

Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett was an American animator, producer, director, and puppeteer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes animated series from Warner Bros., and the television shows Time for Beany and Beany and Cecil. Clampett was born and raised not far from Hollywood, and early on expressed an interest in animation and puppetry. After leaving high school a few months shy of graduating in 1931, Clampett joined the team at Harman-Ising Productions and began working on the studio's newest short subjects, titled Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.

Clampett was promoted to a directorial position in 1937 and during his fifteen years at the studio, directed 84 cartoons later deemed classic and designed some of the studio's most famous characters, including Porky Pig and Tweety. Among Clampett's most acclaimed films are Porky in Wackyland, Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs and The Great Piggy Bank Robbery. Clampett left Warner Bros. Cartoons in 1946 and turned his attention to television, creating the famous puppet show Time for Beany in 1949. A later animated version of the series, titled Beany and Cecil, ran on ABC for five years beginning in 1962 and ending in 1967, which was well loved by millions, and credited "a Bob Clampett Cartoon".

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Born
May 8, 1913
San Diego
Also known as
  • Robert Emerson Clampett
  • Robert Clampett
  • Bob
  • Wobert Cwampett
  • R. Clampett
  • Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett
  • Kilroy
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Otis College of Art and Design
Employment
  • Warner Bros. Animation
Died
May 2, 1984
Detroit
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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