“Forgotten Hollywood”- That’s All Folks…

Posted on December 23, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Bob Givens was the animator who helped design Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. He brought his skills to television advertising, animating cartoon insects for Raid bug-killer commercials.

“`He started working for Walt Disney Studios right out of high school.  After joining Disney, he worked as an animation checker on several of their short subjects mostly involving Donald Duck before working on their first feature-length film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

                                    BOB GIVENS

“`Later, he joined Warner Brothers. His version of Bugs Bunny debuted in 1940. Givens was drafted during World War II, where part of his service was to create animated military training films. Other characters he illustrated over his six-decade career included Tom and Jerry, Daffy Duck, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Popeye.

“`Givens also worked at Hanna-Barbera and Filmation. He also did layout on early-1990s childhood favorites like Garfield and Friends and Bobby’s World. Bob largely retired from active animation work, although he continued to teach and give animation talks well into his nineties.

“`Bob Givens was 99.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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