Bob Givens R.I.P.

Animator und Designer Bob Givens ist im Alter von 99 Jahren gestorben. Der Mann hatte bei Warner Cartoons mit Chuck Jones zusammengearbeitet und 1940 den wahrscheinlich berühmtesten Hasen der Welt erfunden: Bugs Bunny.

Von Wikipedia: „For the cartoon A Wild Hare (1940), Avery asked Givens to redesign a rabbit character previously designed by director Ben Hardaway and character designer Charles Thorson, which Avery thought had potential, but was "too cute" in his existing design. Givens, therefore, created the first official design for the rabbit, now named Bugs Bunny.“

Bob Givens, one of the team of animators who helped design Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, has died at the age of 99.

Mariana Givens, the animator’s daughter, said he had passed away on December 14 in Burbank, California, from acute respiratory failure […] Mr Givens began working for Walt Disney Studios straight from high school and later joined what would become Warner Bros. As such, he was an animator during the industry’s golden era.

His version of Bugs Bunny debuted in 1940. Other characters he illustrated over his six-decade career included Tom & Jerry, Daffy Duck, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Popeye.

Hier meine Lieblingsfolge der Looney Tunes mit Bugs Bunny von Chuck Jones: Hair Raising Hare: