Category: bob clampett

Happy 105th Birthday Bob Clampett

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AKA: The Man From Wackyland

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An Itch in Time (WB, 1943)

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spootywabbit said: I think it has to do with the smear campaign chuck did on clampett, diminishing his contribution to characters and leaving him out of the bugs bunny/road runner movie

I wouldn’t say it’s that, because the main reason Jones omitted Clampett’s name from The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie was because Clampett, in the 1970s, claimed that he was the sole creator of many characters such as Bugs, Daffy, Porky and characters he was never even associated with such Sniffles and Yosemite Sam, most notably in Bugs Bunny: Superstar. I’m really surprised that Clampett would actually do something that do. Still love his work tho 😀

Most of what the Clampett fans have against Freleng and Jones is there frequent use of verbal humor, lack of surreal animation and the fact that there interpretations on characters like Tweety, Bugs and Daffy is that there not as brash, crazy or wild as Avery’s or Clampett’s own version of them. While I do understand, I think fans should enjoy these cartoons no matter whose the director, there a classic of the American cinema and remain a cult favorite among everyone of all ages.