History Creator / BobClampett

12th Mar '16 10:24:08 AM MarkLungo
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While for many years he was an esoteric director (his influenced downplayed in favor of the other directors, and his smaller output compared to them) but his cartoons have gained a surprisingly large fanbase in recent years, receiving praise and admiration from professionals like [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Milt Gray]], [[NoteworthyDisneyStaff Eric Goldberg]] and Creator/JohnKricfalusi (the latter being his protege and biggest fan, is heavily influenced by him, and is also partly responsible for getting Clampett's shorts back into the limelight). As such, a large number of his cartoons have gained acclaim, with 21 shorts getting not only onto Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes list, but also five of them making it as winners (with five more as runner-ups) on The50GreatestCartoons list.

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While for many years he was an esoteric director (his influenced downplayed in favor of the other directors, and his smaller output compared to them) but his cartoons have gained a surprisingly large fanbase in recent years, receiving praise and admiration from professionals like [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Milt Gray]], [[NoteworthyDisneyStaff [[UsefulNotes/NoteworthyDisneyStaff Eric Goldberg]] and Creator/JohnKricfalusi (the latter being his protege and biggest fan, is heavily influenced by him, and is also partly responsible for getting Clampett's shorts back into the limelight). As such, a large number of his cartoons have gained acclaim, with 21 shorts getting not only onto Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes list, but also five of them making it as winners (with five more as runner-ups) on The50GreatestCartoons list.
25th Feb '16 1:08:46 AM Psi001
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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 and MelBlanc especially spoke derogatory of him. Even those who had a fond opinion of him such as FrankTashlin and RobertMcKimson made no denial that all the stories about him were true.
8th Feb '16 5:11:38 PM GrammarNavi
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In 1941, Avery left the studio...but Clampett, having learned quite a thing or two from him, began experimenting with his own style of animation -- a very wacky, surreal one which combined the early principles of rubberhose animation from TheSilentAgeOfAnimation, with the more modern, higher quality principles and art productions of a Disney short. The results were some of the finest cartoons ever made in general, let alone by the Warner Bros. animation unit.

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In 1941, Avery left the studio...but Clampett, having learned quite a thing or two from him, began experimenting with his own style of animation -- a very wacky, surreal one which combined the early principles of rubberhose animation from TheSilentAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation, with the more modern, higher quality principles and art productions of a Disney short. The results were some of the finest cartoons ever made in general, let alone by the Warner Bros. animation unit.
7th Feb '16 2:18:12 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 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. (pre-Chuck Jones {{Flanderization}} [[ScrewySquirrel Daffy Duck]], mind you.)

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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 TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 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. (pre-Chuck Jones {{Flanderization}} [[ScrewySquirrel Daffy Duck]], mind you.)
2nd Feb '16 1:12:57 PM spirasen
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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 7-17: One of the WesternAnimation/CensoredEleven. Features StockFootage of "WesternAnimation/PorkyInWackyland", "WesternAnimation/PorkyInWackyland," but in color.



!1944

* What's Cookin' Doc? 1-08: A Bugs Bunny short, featuring StockFootage from "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt".

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* What's Cookin' Doc? 1-08: A Bugs Bunny short, featuring StockFootage from "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt".Hunt."



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* Wagon Heels 7-28: Color remake of "Injun Trouble".

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* Wagon Heels 7-28: Color remake of "Injun Trouble".Trouble."



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** A trademark of Clampett's, even when compared to the works of 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 ''The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat'') love the man.

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** A trademark of Clampett's, even when compared to the works of MaxAndDaveFleischer.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 ''The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat'') love the man.



* PassingTheTorch: JohnKricfalusi famously borrowed a LOT from Clampett's style in his own cartoons, as he was John's mentor for several years.

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* PassingTheTorch: JohnKricfalusi Creator/JohnKricfalusi famously borrowed a LOT from Clampett's style in his own cartoons, as he was John's mentor for several years.
4th Dec '15 11:11:07 AM speedyboris
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* StealingTheCredit: [[http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Interviews/McKimson/McKimson.html According to]] Creator/RobertMcKimson:
--> '''Michael Barrier''': Were there any of the Clampett cartoons that were in large proportion yours, because you handled the timing...\\
'''[=McKimson=]''': Well, so many of them were; I couldn't tell you which ones. But I do know that is one reason I had no qualms about going into direction, because I was doing the same thing with Clampett, on maybe three out of every five pictures.
4th Dec '15 11:07:47 AM speedyboris
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--> '''Creator/RobertMcKimson''': There was one thing that Clampett always did do. He always wanted to try to get by with something. It was an oddball quirk that really made a lot of his cartoons very funny; but it could get him in trouble. He'd do things that would hurt; some guy would fall into a meatgrinder, or something like that, and somebody'd come along and grind him up. These are things that can hurt while you see them. (...) One thing that Clampett was always trying to do was get something that was a little sexy in a cartoon, and some of them went a little overboard. We had to just chop them, because you couldn't put things like that in a cartoon.
17th Oct '15 7:38:09 PM nombretomado
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* Porky & Daffy 8-06: First teamup of PorkyPig and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck.

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* Porky & Daffy 8-06: First teamup of PorkyPig WesternAnimation/PorkyPig and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck.
13th Oct '15 5:35:16 AM Prinzenick
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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 the shoestring budgets he was saddled with.

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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 the he was saddled with shoestring budgets he was saddled with.of 3,000$ per cartoon and only had 4 weeks to slam together each one.
11th Oct '15 9:03:55 PM Mdumas43073
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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''' (1913-1984) 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 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. (pre-Chuck Jones {{Flanderization}} [[ScrewySquirrel Daffy Duck]], mind you.)

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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''' (1913-1984) (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 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. (pre-Chuck Jones {{Flanderization}} [[ScrewySquirrel Daffy Duck]], mind you.)
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