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Bob Clampett





By: Eshaan Chichula

Bob was born on May 8, 1913 in San Diego, California. As a child, he had a fascination in cartoons, animation, and art. In his teenage years, he sold Mickey Mouse and other cartoon-related dolls and plush toys. At one point his dolls were officially licensed by Disney. At the age of 20, he joined Leon Schlesinger Productions as a beginner animator. He worked on smaller budget animations for some time. 1947, is when Bob became a director and lead animator for many classics like Merry Melodies and Looney Tunes. He was integral to the creation and development of major characters such as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck.

Bob's Beginning 

Horton Hears A Who! was Bob's first full film. It was also his first adaptation of a book. It was quite a big deal at the time due to the fact that Dr. Seuss' name was one the line in the hands of Bob Clampett's animation's direction. Luckily the movie was a success and did very well financially with a big box office run.

Bob's Major Animations

Porky in Wackyland was one of Bob's first animations as a director. It had a vastly different approach in terms of art style and storyline direction. The backgrounds and scenery were surrealistic and detailed. It also had an increased focus on Porky's emotions and thoughts.

I chose Bob Clampett because of his major contributions to the Looney Tunes' characters and his wacky, humorous style of animation. Additionally, I thought he had such an enthusiastic mindset about how he created his cartoons which inspired me to learn more about his background and his methods. Also, it fascinated me that the movie, 'The Lost World' is what sparked his imagination for film and animation. His contributions as a pioneer are anything but miniscule. He was one of the major contributors to how we think of world-famous characters such as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Daffy Duck. He also created Tweety Bird, one of the most adorable characters, animations have to offer. Although many of his fellow animators sometimes thought of him as arrogant, I believe it was just his love of cartoons which he was so fond of. 

Why did I choose Mr. Clampett?


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