Bob Clampett

American animator (1913–1984)

Robert Emerson Clampett Sr. (May 8, 1913 – May 2, 1984) was an American animator, director, producer and puppeteer.[1] He was one of the important people in the history of American animation. He claimed to have invented the characters of Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny.[1]

Clampett was born in San Diego, California, on May 8, 1913. He held a number of jobs including a newspaper cartoonist, and at Disney, before becoming an animator for Harman-Ising.[1]

He died in Detroit, Michigan, on May 2, 1984.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Bob Clampett, Senses of Cinema". Retrieved 22 December 2010.