History Creator / BobClampett

28th May '17 4:11:29 PM nombretomado
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If it was Creator/TexAvery who realized that animation can do anything and Creator/ChuckJones who took subtle humor and stylization to new heights in animation, then it was Robert "Bob" Clampett (19131984) who injected animation with the good, old-fashioned rubber-hose style it had in the 1930s and gave it a wackier makeover. One of the most popular directors of the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] series of cartoon shorts made by WarnerBros during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation (second only to Chuck Jones in popularity), Bob Clampett was nothing short of a mischief maker, being both a real life version of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, in addition to being a real life WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck (of the [[ScrewySquirrel early, screwy variety]]).

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If it was Creator/TexAvery who realized that animation can do anything and Creator/ChuckJones who took subtle humor and stylization to new heights in animation, then it was Robert "Bob" Clampett (19131984) who injected animation with the good, old-fashioned rubber-hose style it had in the 1930s and gave it a wackier makeover. One of the most popular directors of the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] series of cartoon shorts made by WarnerBros Creator/WarnerBros during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation (second only to Chuck Jones in popularity), Bob Clampett was nothing short of a mischief maker, being both a real life version of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, in addition to being a real life WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck (of the [[ScrewySquirrel early, screwy variety]]).
16th May '17 6:43:46 PM nombretomado
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* Porky & Gabby: Allegedly directed by UbIwerks, but Creator/ChuckJones claimed he and Bob actually co-directed it, with Ub merely doing the layouts--Clampett denied this claim, however. First Looney Tunes short outsourced to the Iwerks studio.

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* Porky & Gabby: Allegedly directed by UbIwerks, Creator/UbIwerks, but Creator/ChuckJones claimed he and Bob actually co-directed it, with Ub merely doing the layouts--Clampett denied this claim, however. First Looney Tunes short outsourced to the Iwerks studio.
11th Apr '17 7:27:53 PM Donnietu
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* AuthorAppeal: Bob was a big movie buff, a huge fan of jazz music, and absolutely ''loved'' comic books and newspaper and magazine comics, particularly those of cartoonists Milt Gross, Bil Holman and George Litchty. You can find the influence of these in virtually all of his cartoons, but most notably in ''The Great Piggy Bank Robbery'', which was a big love letter by Bob to both comics like ''ComicStrip/Dick Tracy'' and film noir movies. He was also a big fan of Creator/FleischerStudios, and basically made ''Porky in Wackyland'' as a tribute to their surreal style of cartoon animation.

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* AuthorAppeal: Bob was a big movie buff, a huge fan of jazz music, and absolutely ''loved'' comic books and newspaper and magazine comics, particularly those of cartoonists Milt Gross, Bil Holman and George Litchty. You can find the influence of these in virtually all of his cartoons, but most notably in ''The Great Piggy Bank Robbery'', which was a big love letter by Bob to both comics like ''ComicStrip/Dick Tracy'' ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' and film noir movies. He was also a big fan of Creator/FleischerStudios, and basically made ''Porky in Wackyland'' as a tribute to their surreal style of cartoon animation.
9th Mar '17 5:16:25 PM RAraya
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* AnimationBump: Shorts directed by Clampett had some of the most fluid, well-drawn animation to ever come out of the Warner Bros. cartoon studio. Even his B&W cartoons had surprisingly good animation, considering he was saddled with shoestring budgets of 3,000$ per cartoon and only had 4 weeks to slam together each one.
* AuthorAppeal: Bob was a big movie buff, a huge fan of jazz music, and absolutely ''loved'' comic books and newspaper and magazine comics, particularly those of cartoonists Milt Gross, Bil Holman and George Litchty. You can find the influence of these in virtually all of his cartoons, but most notably in The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, which was a big love letter by Bob to both comics like Dick Tracy and film noir movies. He was also a big fan of Creator/FleischerStudios, and basically made Porky in Wackyland as a tribute to their surreal style of cartoon animation.

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* AnimationBump: Shorts directed by Clampett had some of the most fluid, well-drawn animation to ever come out of the Warner Bros. cartoon studio. Even his B&W cartoons had surprisingly good animation, considering he was saddled with shoestring budgets of 3,000$ $3,000 per cartoon and only had 4 weeks to slam together each one.
* AuthorAppeal: Bob was a big movie buff, a huge fan of jazz music, and absolutely ''loved'' comic books and newspaper and magazine comics, particularly those of cartoonists Milt Gross, Bil Holman and George Litchty. You can find the influence of these in virtually all of his cartoons, but most notably in The ''The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, Robbery'', which was a big love letter by Bob to both comics like Dick Tracy ''ComicStrip/Dick Tracy'' and film noir movies. He was also a big fan of Creator/FleischerStudios, and basically made Porky ''Porky in Wackyland Wackyland'' as a tribute to their surreal style of cartoon animation.



** A trademark of Clampett's, even when compared to the works of Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer. It's very easy to see why Creator/JohnKricfalusi (and a lot of other animation show runners and directors who brought DerangedAnimation back to kids' cartoons in the 1990s, particularly those who worked on ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'') love the man.

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** A trademark of Clampett's, even when compared to the works of Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer. It's very easy to see why Creator/JohnKricfalusi (and -- and a lot of other animation show runners and directors who brought DerangedAnimation back to kids' cartoons in the 1990s, particularly 1990s (particularly those who worked on ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'') love the man.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Clampett's alleged unprofessional antics and tendency to steal credit for work earned him a fair few enemies with Termite Terrace. ChuckJones and MelBlanc especially spoke derogatory of him. Even those who had a fond opinion of him such as Creator/FrankTashlin and RobertMcKimson made no denial that all the stories about him were true.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Clampett's alleged unprofessional antics and tendency to steal credit for work earned him a fair few enemies with Termite Terrace. ChuckJones Creator/ChuckJones and MelBlanc Creator/MelBlanc especially spoke derogatory of him. Creator/TexAvery and Creator/FrizFreleng were also known to dislike him, but both kept it privately. Even those who had a fond opinion of him such as Creator/FrankTashlin and RobertMcKimson Creator/RobertMcKimson made no denial that all few (if any) of the stories about him were true.



* JumpCut: Bob's cartoons at their peak had very sophisticated film cutting and timing. Some of his fastest scenes, like the scene in "A Tale of Two Kitties" where Catsello is falling towards a pinchfork and the camera cutting back and forth between his reactions and the fork, barely last a few frames on screen.

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* JumpCut: Bob's cartoons at their peak had very sophisticated film cutting and timing. Some of his fastest scenes, like the scene in "A ''A Tale of Two Kitties" Kitties'' where Catsello is falling towards a pinchfork and the camera cutting back and forth between his reactions and the fork, barely last a few frames on screen.



* SeenItAllSuicide: A frequent gag in many Looney Tunes cartoons, but especially Clampett's. Notable examples include "Horton Hatches the Egg", "An Itch in Time", and "The Sour Puss". A variant also occurs in "Tortoise Wins by a Hare" (the gangsters shoot themselves after Bugs reveals he's the rabbit).

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* SeenItAllSuicide: A frequent gag in many Looney Tunes cartoons, but especially Clampett's. Notable examples include "Horton ''Horton Hatches the Egg", "An Egg'', ''An Itch in Time", Time'', and "The ''The Sour Puss". Puss''. A variant also occurs in "Tortoise ''Tortoise Wins by a Hare" Hare'' (the gangsters shoot themselves after Bugs reveals he's the rabbit).



* {{Surrealism}}: Many of Bob's cartoons employ surrealistic elements. While his mentor Tex Avery and contemporary Frank Tashlin tinkered with parodies and Chuck Jones tinkered with postmodernism, Bob's films tended to be fun little cartoon worlds that had all sorts of crazy, impossible things happening, yet the characters believed in what was going on, and the cartoons still operated on their own [[InternalConsistency silly internal logic]], with only mild hints of irony (but plenty of tonque-in-cheek humor) popping up. WesternAnimation/PorkyInWackyland and WesternAnimation/TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery are probably the most oft-cited examples of him using this, if just because of how weird they are all around.

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* {{Surrealism}}: Many of Bob's cartoons employ surrealistic elements. While his mentor Tex Avery and contemporary Frank Tashlin tinkered with parodies and Chuck Jones tinkered with postmodernism, Bob's films tended to be fun little cartoon worlds that had all sorts of crazy, impossible things happening, yet the characters believed in what was going on, and the cartoons still operated on their own [[InternalConsistency silly internal logic]], with only mild hints of irony (but plenty of tonque-in-cheek tongue-in-cheek humor) popping up. WesternAnimation/PorkyInWackyland ''WesternAnimation/PorkyInWackyland'' and WesternAnimation/TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery'' are probably the most oft-cited examples of him using this, if just because of how weird they are all around.
10th Feb '17 9:24:51 AM Prinzenick
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* Tin Pan Alley Cats 7-17: One of the WesternAnimation/CensoredEleven. Features StockFootage of "WesternAnimation/PorkyInWackyland," but in color.

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* Tin Pan Alley Cats WesternAnimation/TinPanAlleyCats 7-17: One of the WesternAnimation/CensoredEleven.WesternAnimation/CensoredEleven and one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes. Features StockFootage of "WesternAnimation/PorkyInWackyland," but in color.
8th Feb '17 12:17:42 PM Prinzenick
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* Injun Trouble 5-21: This short would later be remade in color as "Wagon Heels". Curiously, the cartoon was aired on Cartoon Network in a digitally colorized form despite the Native American stereotyping and the fact that the precense of a color remake made it superflous to air it, but the airings always trimmed out a small gag from it. This short should also [[SimilarlyNamedWorks not be confused]] to the 1969 Robert McKimson cartoon of the same name, which was the last Looney Tunes ever made.

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* Injun Trouble 5-21: This short would later be remade in color as "Wagon Heels". Curiously, the cartoon was aired on Cartoon Network in a digitally colorized form despite the Native American stereotyping and the fact that the precense of a color remake made it superflous to air it, but the airings always trimmed out a small gag from it. This short should also [[SimilarlyNamedWorks not be confused]] to confused with the 1969 Robert McKimson cartoon of the same name, which was the last Looney Tunes ever made.
8th Feb '17 12:17:15 PM Prinzenick
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* Injun Trouble 5-21: This short would later be remade in color as "Wagon Heels".

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* Injun Trouble 5-21: This short would later be remade in color as "Wagon Heels". Curiously, the cartoon was aired on Cartoon Network in a digitally colorized form despite the Native American stereotyping and the fact that the precense of a color remake made it superflous to air it, but the airings always trimmed out a small gag from it. This short should also [[SimilarlyNamedWorks not be confused]] to the 1969 Robert McKimson cartoon of the same name, which was the last Looney Tunes ever made.
8th Feb '17 12:09:54 PM Prinzenick
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* The Daffy Doc 11-26: A Daffy and Porky teamup, although Porky is a victim to him. Clampett and Chuck Jones grew to hate this short due to it using an Iron Lung as a gag prop.

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* The Daffy Doc 11-26: A Daffy and Porky teamup, although Porky is a victim to him. Both Clampett and Chuck Jones grew to hate this short due to it the backlash they got for using an Iron Lung as a gag prop.
prop when Polio deaths were on the rise.



* A Tale of Two Kitties 11-21: Debut of [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Tweety Bird]]. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes. Runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons.

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* A Tale of Two Kitties WesternAnimation/ATaleOfTwoKitties 11-21: Debut of [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Tweety Bird]]. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes. Runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons.



* Falling Hare 10-30: A WartimeCartoon, featuring a famous encounter WesternAnimation/BugsBunny has with a gremlin. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes,

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* Falling Hare WesternAnimation/FallingHare 10-30: A WartimeCartoon, featuring a famous encounter WesternAnimation/BugsBunny has with a gremlin. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes,



* Birdy and the Beast 8-19: Second appearance of Tweety Bird.

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* Birdy and the Beast 8-19: Second appearance of Tweety Bird.Bird, and the first one where he is named.



* The Old Grey Hare 10-28: One of the strangest Bugs shorts ever made. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes, and runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons.

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* The Old Grey Hare WesternAnimation/TheOldGreyHare 10-28: One of the strangest Bugs shorts ever made. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes, and runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons.



* Draftee Daffy 1-27: A Daffy Duck WartimeCartoon. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.

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* Draftee Daffy WesternAnimation/DrafteeDaffy 1-27: A Daffy Duck WartimeCartoon. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.



* Kitty Kornered 6-08: A Porky Pig cartoon, featuring a prototype of Sylvester. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes, and runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons.

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* Kitty Kornered WesternAnimation/KittyKornered 6-08: A Porky Pig cartoon, featuring a prototype of Sylvester. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes, and runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons.
18th Jan '17 9:25:38 AM HighCrate
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* WesternAnimation/BookRevue: 1-05: One of The50GreatestCartoons and one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes. A ruthless parody of the "Things come to life in a store" genre of cartoons, and is cited as the short that put the [[GenreKiller final nail of the coffin]] of the already DeaderThanDisco genre of cartoon.

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* WesternAnimation/BookRevue: 1-05: One of The50GreatestCartoons and one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes. A ruthless parody of the "Things come to life in a store" genre of cartoons, and is cited as the short that put the [[GenreKiller final nail of the coffin]] of the already DeaderThanDisco passe genre of cartoon.
10th Dec '16 2:58:39 PM Xtifr
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If it was Creator/TexAvery who realized that animation can do anything and Creator/ChuckJones who took subtle humor and stylization to new heights in animation, then it was '''Robert "Bob" Clampett''' (19131984) who injected animation with the good, old-fashioned rubber-hose style it had in the 1930s and gave it a wackier makeover. One of the most popular directors of the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] series of cartoon shorts made by WarnerBros during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation (second only to Chuck Jones in popularity), Bob Clampett was nothing short of a mischief maker, being both a real life version of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, in addition to being a real life WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck (of the [[ScrewySquirrel early, screwy variety]]).

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If it was Creator/TexAvery who realized that animation can do anything and Creator/ChuckJones who took subtle humor and stylization to new heights in animation, then it was '''Robert Robert "Bob" Clampett''' Clampett (19131984) who injected animation with the good, old-fashioned rubber-hose style it had in the 1930s and gave it a wackier makeover. One of the most popular directors of the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] series of cartoon shorts made by WarnerBros during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation (second only to Chuck Jones in popularity), Bob Clampett was nothing short of a mischief maker, being both a real life version of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, in addition to being a real life WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck (of the [[ScrewySquirrel early, screwy variety]]).
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