Wackiest animators

by comic_guy87 | created - 02 Oct 2014 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Animators who are known for drawing in a very wacky style

1. Tex Avery

Director | A Wild Hare

Tex Avery was a descendant of Judge Roy Bean and Daniel Boone, but all his grandma ever told him about it was "Don't ever mention you are kin to Roy Bean. He's a no good skunk!!" After graduating from North Dallas High School in 1927, Avery moved to Southern California in 1929 and got a job in the ...

2. Robert Clampett

Director | Thunderbolt the Wondercolt

Born in San Diego, California, the young Robert Clampett was monumentally moved as a child by the film The Lost World (1925), inspiring him to create a sea-serpent sock-puppet that he used in puppet shows to entertain the neighborhood kids. This led him to create a stuffed Mickey Mouse toy, which ...

3. Rod Scribner

Animation_department | Fritz the Cat

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...

4. Irven Spence

Animation_department | The Lord of the Rings

Swedish-American animator, noted for his loose, rubbery animation. His output was prolific and he turned out numerous iconic cartoons for Ub Iwerks, MGM (where he helped create Tom & Jerry) and Hannah-Barbera (assisting in the development of characters for "The Flintstones", "The Jetsons", and "...

5. Gerry Chiniquy

Director | Baggy Pants & the Nitwits

Gerry Chiniquy was born on June 23, 1912 in Illinois, USA as Germain Adolph Chiniquy. He is known for his work on Baggy Pants & the Nitwits (1977), InHumanoids (1986) and The Bugs Bunny Show (1960). He was married to Olve Lee Bailey. He died on November 22, 1989 in Ventura County, California, ...

6. Art Babbitt

Animation_department | Dumbo

Art Babbitt was born on October 8, 1907 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Arthur Harold Babitsky. He is known for his work on Dumbo (1941), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Pinocchio (1940). He was married to Barbara Perry, Dinah Gottliebova, Marge Champion and Rose Cohn. He died on March 4, ...

7. Manny Gould

Animation_department | Southern Exposure

Pioneer animator (from 1925) and animation director, initially with Robert Winkler Productions. Subsequently worked for Walter Lantz on the early Krazy Kat cartoons. Joined Warner Brothers from 1943 to 1949, assigned to units under Bob Clampett and Robert McKimson. Active in commercial animation ...

8. James Tyer

Animation_department | Fritz the Cat

9. Glen Kennedy

Animation_department | Tiny Toon Adventures

A drawing instructor at Visual College of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.

10. Jon McClenahan

Animation_department | Animaniacs

Is friends with Deane Taylor.

11. Spike Brandt

Producer | Duck Dodgers

Spike Brandt was born on December 24, 1961 in the USA as Christopher John Brandt. He is known for his work on Duck Dodgers (2003), Cats & Dogs (2001) and Space Jam (1996).

12. Harold Duckett

Animation_department | Rock & Rule

13. John Kricfalusi

Writer | The Ren & Stimpy Show

Canadian-born cartoon cartoonist Kricfalusi began his career by working on low end Saturday morning cartoons like The Jetsons (1962) revival and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972). In 1987, Kricfalusi's mentor, Ralph Bakshi, "saved" him by hiring him as supervising director on his show Mighty ...

14. Jim Smith

Art_department | The Ren & Stimpy Show

Jim Smith is known for his work on The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991), Samurai Jack (2001) and The Flintstones (1994).

15. Vincent Waller

Art_department | SpongeBob SquarePants

Vincent Waller was born on September 30, 1960 in Texas, USA. He is known for his work on SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015).

16. David Feiss

Art_department | Cow and Chicken

David Feiss was born on April 16, 1959 in Sacramento, California, USA as David Michael Feiss. He is known for his work on Cow and Chicken (1995), Astro Boy (2009) and Heavy Metal (1981). He has been married to Annmarie Ashkar McCarty since 2009. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

18. Virgil Ross

Animation_department | The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure

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 ...

19. Lloyd Vaughan

Animation_department | Birdman

Though his primary ambition was to work for Walt Disney, he had obtained no formal qualifications from any art college. He thought himself already as too old (at the age of 26) to apply and when he finally did, his drawings were rejected. Moreover, he had lost the sight in his right eye before even...

20. Toshihiko Masuda

Animation_department | Superman

Designed the character Mr. Director for Animaniacs (1993).

21. Masaaki Yuasa

Director | Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta

He cites various animated works as an influence: the works of animators Tex Avery and Irene Starewicz, the Japanese animated features Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1971) and Hakkenden shin sho (1993), the adventure series Lupin the 3rd (1971), the psychedelic sci-fantasy films Yellow Submarine (...

22. Jhonen Vasquez

Writer | Invader ZIM

Jhonen Vasquez was born and raised on San Jose's East Side. He graduated from Mount Pleasant High in 1992 and was a one-time film student at De Anza College. Even though he has little formal artistic training, he entered the world of alternative comics, as the writer/creator/artist of such titles ...

23. Milton Knight

Director | The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

Milton Knight was born on May 12, 1962 in Mineola, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1995), Cool World (1992) and Johnny Test (2005).

24. Maxwell Atoms

Writer | Grim & Evil

Maxwell Atoms was born on January 21, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Adam Maxwell Burton. He is a writer and producer, known for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2001), Evil Con Carne (2003) and Fish Hooks (2010).

25. Danny Antonucci

Writer | Ed, Edd n Eddy

Danny Antonucci was born on February 27, 1957. He is known for his work on Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999), Heavy Metal (1981) and Cartoon Sushi (1997).

26. John Dilworth

Writer | Courage the Cowardly Dog

John Dilworth was born on February 14, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as John R. Dilworth. He is known for his work on Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999), The Dirdy Birdy (1995) and The Chicken from Outer Space (1996).

27. Joe Murray

Writer | Rocko's Modern Life

Joe Murray was born on May 3, 1961 in San Jose, California, USA as Joseph David Murray. He is a writer and producer, known for Rocko's Modern Life (1993), Camp Lazlo: Where's Lazlo? (2007) and Camp Lazlo! (2004). He has been married to Aleide since 2011. He was previously married to Diane Murray ...

28. John Carey

Animation_department | The Bugs Bunny Show

Animator who began as an in-betweener in 1935 and worked until 1951 at Warner Brothers, variously assigned to Bob Clampett (1938-1941), Norman McCabe (1942-1943), Bob McKimson (1947-1951), Art Davis (1948), Friz Freleng (1951) and Chuck Jones (1951). Subsequently became a comic book artist until ...

29. Dan Povenmire

Art_department | Phineas and Ferb

Dan Povenmire was born on September 18, 1963 in San Diego, California, USA as Daniel Kingsley Povenmire. He is known for his work on Phineas and Ferb (2007), Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011) and Milo Murphy's Law (2016). He has been married to Clarissa Povenmire since ...

30. Bill Kopp

Writer | Eek! the Cat

Bill Kopp is a writer and actor, known for Eek!stravaganza (1992), Mad Jack the Pirate (1998) and Tales from the Crypt (1989).

31. Patrick A. Ventura

Writer | Aladdin

Patrick A. Ventura is known for his work on Aladdin (1992), What a Cartoon! (1995) and Jamal the Funny Frog: Dentist (2002).

32. Bob Camp

Art_department | The Ren & Stimpy Show

Bob Camp was born on February 7, 1956 in Gregg County, Texas, USA as Robert Frank Camp. He is known for his work on The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991), Osmosis Jones (2001) and Cats & Dogs (2001).

33. Doug TenNapel

Writer | Earthworm Jim

Doug TenNapel writes books, makes art and created Catscratch, The Neverhood and Earthworm Jim. His work in television includes creating Earthworm Jim, Nickelodeon's Catscratch and serving as show runner for the Netflix/Dreamworks VeggieTales in the House. He made the comic Cardboard, the mysterious...

35. Michael Lah

Animation_department | Journey Back to Oz

36. Ward Kimball

Director | It's Tough to Be a Bird

Ward Kimball joined Disney Studios in 1934 as an animator. He eventually became involved in all aspects of animation production, most notably as the designer of Jiminy Cricket for the film "Pinocchio." He was also responsible for the redesign of Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney recognized Kimball's ...

Mostly on the shorts, he didn't do it a lot in the feature films.

37. Genndy Tartakovsky

Producer | Samurai Jack

Genndy Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, USSR. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL when he was 7 years old, after his father defected to the US. His interest in comic books and animation led him to study animation at CalArts in Los Angeles. While he was there he produced two student ...

38. Ed Love

Animation_department | Fantasia

Ed Love was born on May 24, 1910 in Tremont, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Fantasia (1940), Fantasia 2000 (1999) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987). He died on May 6, 1996 in Valencia, California, USA.

39. Grant Simmons

Animation_department | Dumbo

40. Thurop Van Orman

Writer | The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

Thurop Van Orman was born on April 26, 1976 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (2008), Adventure Time (2010) and The Little Prince (2015).

41. Robert Cannon

Director | Fudget's Budget

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 '...

42. Emery Hawkins

Animation_department | The Thief and the Cobbler

American animator, noted for his work on Donald Duck and Woody Woodpecker cartoons in the 1940's. Hawkins published his first cartoon in the Los Angeles Times at the age of 14. He began with Walter Lantz and enjoyed tenure at most of the animation studios in Hollywood at one time or other, somehow ...

44. Walt Clinton

Animation_department | Jonny Quest

Walter Clinton was a layout artist in the animation industry, best known for his work for Hanna-Barbera in the 1950s and 1960s. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and began his career in animation as a character designer in Tex Avery's studio at MGM. He worked on animated commercials for Five Star...

45. Chris Reccardi

Art_department | The Powerpuff Girls

Chris Reccardi was born on November 24, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA as Christopher Joseph Reccardi. He is known for his work on The Powerpuff Girls (1998), The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) and Megamind (2010). He was married to Lynne Naylor. He died on May 2, 2019 in Ventura, California, ...

46. Takeshi Koike

Director | Redline

Takeshi Koike is known for his work on Redline (2009), Ninja Scroll (1993) and The Animatrix (2003).

47. Gil Turner

Director | Magoo Meets Frankenstein

American animator who also worked as an illustrator for Dell Warner Brothers and Disney comics in the 1940's and 50's. Began his career delivering ice. From 1948, he had his own newspaper strips, 'Chico' and 'Holly Wood'. Animated cartoons for Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera, Walter Lantz and UPA.

48. Chris Prynoski

Producer | Motorcity

Chris Prynoski was born on November 1, 1971 in New Jersey, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Motorcity (2012), Her (2013) and Turbo FAST (2013).

49. Mike Judge

Writer | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Mike Judge was born on October 17, 1962 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as Michael Craig Judge. He is a writer and producer, known for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999) and Beavis and Butt-Head (1993).

Mostly in his earlier work.

50. Bill Tytla

Animation_department | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Often cited as one of the greatest animators of all time, Vladimir 'Bill' Tytla was born of Ukrainian immigrant parentage in Yonkers, New York, in October 1904. His close-knit family strongly supported his artistic inclinations. By the tender age of nine he had become set on his course after ...

51. Eric Goldberg

Animation_department | Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Eric Goldberg was born on May 1, 1955 in Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA as Eric A. Goldberg. He is known for his work on Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Fantasia 2000 (1999) and The Princess and the Frog (2009). He has been married to Susan Goldberg since August 7, 1982. They have two children.

52. Izzy Ellis

Animation_department | Spider-Man

Isadore 'Izzy' Ellis was an American animator who begun at Ub Iwerks in 1935. Three years later, he moved to Leon Schlesinger at Warner Brothers where he worked variously under Bob Clampett, Frank Tashlin and Norman McCabe, specialising in Porky Pig cartoons. From 1948, he worked in the commercial ...

53. Arthur Davis

Director | Challenge of the GoBots

Arthur Davis is among the most overlooked & forgotten members of Warner Brother's "Golden Age". He has been overshadowed by other animation directors, including Tex Avery, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones & Robert Clampett. A serviceable animator, Davis came to Warner Brothers with fellow animator Frank ...

54. Grim Natwick

Animation_department | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Myron "Grim" Natwick was born in 1890 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, where he is still considered a favorite son and, throughout his lifetime, displayed exhibitions of his work there. He is best known as the creator of the animated character, "Betty Boop", which often in the past was credited to ...

55. Tatsuo Ryûno

Animation_department | Akira

56. Bill Littlejohn

Animation_department | Mrs. Doubtfire

Bill Littlejohn was born on January 27, 1914 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as William Charles Littlejohn. He is known for his work on Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Heavy Metal (1981) and Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988). He was married to Fini Rudiger. He died on September 17, 2010 in Malibu, California, USA.

57. Nik Ranieri

Animation_department | Pocahontas

Nik Ranieri was born August 23,1961 in Toronto, Canada and was trained in animation at Sheridan College in Oakville, Canada.

After college, Nik worked in several commercial houses in Canada, later relocating to England, where he worked as a Journeyman Animator on Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. That ...

58. Jeff Siergey

Art_department | Cats & Dogs

59. Kazuhide Tomonaga

Director | Anime mirai

His favourite "Lupin III" characters are Fujiko Mine and Inspector Zenigata.


60. Kenneth Muse

Animation_department | Charlotte's Web

Step-father of singer Judee Sill.

61. Bill Melendez

Producer | A Charlie Brown Christmas

Bill Melendez was born on November 15, 1916 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico as José Cuauhtémoc Meléndez. He is known for his work on A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) and Snoopy Come Home (1972). He was married to Helen Antionette Huhn. He died on September 2, 2008 in...

62. Tom Sito

Writer | The Lion King

Tom Sito was born on May 19, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Lion King (1994), Aladdin (1992) and Osmosis Jones (2001). He has been married to Pat Sito since January 4, 1980.

63. Sidney Sutherland

Writer | The Gay Cavalier

Sidney Sutherland was born on August 7, 1901 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Gay Cavalier (1946), Wife Wanted (1946) and Divorce (1945). He died on April 20, 1968 in Los Angeles.

65. Brad Bird

Writer | The Incredibles

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in...

66. Peter Chung

Writer | The Animatrix

Peter Chung was born on April 19, 1961 in Seoul, South Korea as Geun-sig Jeong. He is known for his work on The Animatrix (2003), Æon Flux (1991) and Æon Flux (2005).

67. David Silverman

Producer | The Simpsons

David Silverman was born on March 15, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Simpsons (1989), Monsters, Inc. (2001) and The Simpsons Movie (2007).

68. John Williamson

Animation_department | The Iron Giant

69. John Sibley

Animation_department | Lady and the Tramp

John Sibley was born on January 25, 1912 in Danville, Illinois, USA as John Arthur Sibley. He is known for his work on Lady and the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and The Sword in the Stone (1963). He was married to Jane Crockett. He died on February 15, 1973.

70. Scott Underwood

Art_department | Sausage Party

Scott Underwood is known for his work on Sausage Party (2016), Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999) and Escape from Planet Earth (2013).

72. Bob Jaques

Director | Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures

Bob Jaques was born in 1956 in Ontario, Canada. He is known for his work on Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (1987), Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon' (2003) and The Baby Huey Show (1994). He has been married to Kelly Armstrong since June 15, 1989.

73. Phil Monroe

Animation_department | The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie

During World War II, he served in the animation unit of the 18th Army Air Force Base Unit, the First Motion Picture Unit.

75. Chris Sauve

Animation_department | Mary Poppins Returns

Chris Sauve is known for his work on Mary Poppins Returns (2018), The Iron Giant (1999) and Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001).

76. Jessica Borutski

Art_department | Shazam!

77. Harold Whitaker

Animation_department | Heavy Metal

78. Phil DeLara

Animation_department | Quack Shot

American animator who spent most of his early career at Warner Brothers, drawing iconic characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Foghorn Leghorn for Chuck Jones. Beginning in 1943, he sidelined as a comic book artist for Western Publishing. From the 1950's, he worked almost exclusively on Disney ...

79. C.H. Greenblatt

Writer | Fish Hooks

C.H. Greenblatt was born on June 17, 1972 in Plano, Texas, USA as Carl Harvey Greenblatt. He is a writer and producer, known for Fish Hooks (2010), SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) and Chowder (2007).

80. Robertryan Cory

Animation_department | Secret Mountain Fort Awesome

Robertryan Cory was born on October 15, 1979 in the USA. He is known for his work on Secret Mountain Fort Awesome (2011), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) and Gravity Falls (2012).

82. Dale Baer

Animation_department | The Emperor's New Groove

Dale Baer was born on June 15, 1950 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Dale Leonard Baer. He is known for his work on The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Species (1995) and Last Action Hero (1993). He has been married to Jane Baer since September 26, 1976.

83. Gisaburô Sugii

Director | Arashi no yoru ni

He was born in Numazu City. Between 1958 and 1961 joined Toei Doga as animator. Here he became a close friend of reputed animation director Osamu Tezuka, and when Tezuka left the company to create his own, Mushi Production, he called Sugii to work with him. So Sugii joined Mushi until 1967. Here ...

84. Hugh Fraser

Animation_department | Lady and the Tramp

He had three sons with his wife, Mary Ann: Hugh Dennis (born 1941), Peter Duncan (born 1946), and Anthony (born 1952).

85. Cliff Nordberg

Animation_department | Mary Poppins

86. Don Patterson

Animation_department | Dumbo

Brother of animation director and producer Ray Patterson. They collaborated often during their careers with Disney, Walter Lantz/Universal, and Hanna-Barbera.

87. Ray Patterson

Animation_department | Dumbo

Brother of animator Don Patterson.

88. Yûzô Aoki

Art_department | City Hunter

91. Yoshinobu Michihata

Animation_department | Akira

92. Jeremy Polgar

Art_department | OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes

Graduated from Loyola Marymount University's animation program in 2006.

93. Chris Ross

Animation_department | Robotboy

96. Ron Zorman

Animation_department | Up

97. Chris Damboise

Animation_department | RedaKai

98. Mike Fontanelli

Producer | The Wacky World of Tex Avery

Mike Fontanelli was born on February 23, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Wacky World of Tex Avery (1997), The Shnookums & Meat Funny Cartoon Show (1995) and House of Mouse (2001).

99. Xavier Sailliol

Animation_department | Rick and Morty

Xavier Sailliol is known for his work on Rick and Morty (2013) and Victoire Bonnot (2010).

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