Wackiest animatorsby 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 ...
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 "...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Director | Anime mirai
His favourite "Lupin III" characters are Fujiko Mine and Inspector Zenigata.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
90. Takafumi Hayashi
Animation_department | Kureyon Shinchan: Dengeki! Buta no hizume daisakusen