My top ten favorite Looney Tunes animators

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1.
Ken Harris
Animation Department, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Ken Harris was for 26 years one of the outstanding animators at Warner Brothers. He had no formal art school qualifications -- which effectively precluded him from working for Disney -- having started his career as a sports cartoonist for the "Los Angeles Examiner" and the "Evening Express". His training came courtesy of the genial Robert McKimson at Leon Schlesinger's 'Termite Terrace'...
 
2.
Rod Scribner
Animation Department, The Bugs Bunny Show
Rod Scribner was one of the most original and innovative animators of the golden age of Hollywood cartoons. He spent most of his career at the Leon Schlesinger/Warner Bros. cartoon studio working as an animator for the directors Tex Avery (1936-1941), Robert Clampett (1941-1945), and Robert McKimson (1948-1953) on their Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons...
 
3.
Virgil Ross
Animation Department, The Smurfs
Virgil Ross was a legendary animator who worked chiefly at Warner Brothers during the 'Golden Years of Animation'. Having moved through the ranks of the pioneering studios (as a trainee for Charles Mintz, in 1930, for $6 a week salary, and for Walter Lantz -- briefly -- in 1935), Ross joined Tex Avery at Leon Schlesinger's 'Termite Terrace'...
 
4.
Arthur Davis
Arthur Davis is the forgotten member of Warner Brother's "Golden Age", overshadowed by Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, & Robert Clampett. A serviceable animator, Davis came to Warner Brothers with fellow animator Frank Tashlin, after working for Columbia Screen Gems. Davis continued to work for Tashlin's animation unit until 1944...
 
5.
Ben Washam
Animation Department, The Bugs Bunny Show
American animator, noted for the crisp, angular style and sleek, fluid movement of his characters. A gent of considerable wit and good humour, Washam made significant contributions to Warner Brothers cartoons under the auspices of Chuck Jones between 1941 and 1963. Two of his trademarks were Bugs Bunny's notably wider cheeks and pointier teeth...
 
6.
Robert McKimson
Robert McKimson was born on October 13, 1910. He started his career in animation, along with many others, as an artist for Walt Disney's Oswald the Rabbit in 1928. After Disney went to produce Mickey Mouse cartoons, Hugh Harman & Rudolph Ising went to Warner Brothers to direct and co-produce cartoon shorts...
 
7.
Robert Cannon
Animation Department, Melody Time
Robert 'Bobo' Cannon began his career at Leon Schlesinger Productions in 1934, assisting ace animators Robert Clampett and Chuck Jones. After a two-year apprenticeship, he graduated to full animator. Cannon became an integral part of that anarchic Warner Brothers in-house cartoon outfit, known as 'Termite Terrace' (due to its cramped and austere quarters)...
 
9.
Gil Turner
Animation Department, The Woody Woodpecker Show
 
10.
Manny Gould
Animation Department, The Bugs Bunny Show