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Bob Clampett remembered

Writer Chris Lukather has just posted a nice interview with Ruth Clampett which contains some new insights into her father – the legendary animator/director Bob Clampett. Bob, of course, created the Emmy award winning characters Beany and Cecil, as well as being one of the great Warner Bros. cartoon directors of the 30s and 40s, guiding Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig through some of their greatest cartoons, as well as creating Tweety, The Do-Do, Beaky Buzzard among many many others.

In the interview Ruth also discusses her former role supervising Warner Bros. animation art for the Studio Stores (remember those?) and her hopes to see an art book and biography of father Bob. Yes, Ruth – I’ll happily instruct Brew readers to buy such a book the moment it exists! In the meantime check out Lukather’s literary blog, The Writing Disorder for more memories and info.