Bob Givens

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Bob Givens
Robert Herman Givens

(1918-03-02)March 2, 1918
DiedDecember 14, 2017(2017-12-14) (aged 99)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Years active1937–2001

Robert "Bob" Givens (March 2, 1918[1] – December 14, 2017) was an American animator, character designer and layout artist.

Givens worked for many animation studios during his career, including Disney, Warner Bros. Cartoons, Hanna-Barbera and DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. He began his career during the 1930s and continued until the early 2000s. During his career, Givens created the first design for Bugs Bunny. He worked a lot with director Chuck Jones, working under Jones both at Warner Bros. and Jones' own production company.

On December 14, 2017, Givens died in Burbank, California of respiratory failure at the age of 99.[2][3]

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  1. Cartoon Brew: Who Are The Oldest Living Animation Artists?
  2. Milligan, Mercedes (December 15, 2017). "Bugs Bunny Designer Bob Givens Dies at 99". Animation Magazine.
  3. Evanier, Mark (December 15, 2017). "Robert Givens, R.I.P." News From ME.

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