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Robert Givens (I) (1918–2017)


Bob Givens began straight out of high school as an animation checker and 'in-betweener' working primarily for Grim Natwick at Disney studios in 1937. He perfected his drawing technique in subsequent years by attended night classes at the Chouinard Art Institute and the New York Art Students League. In 1940, Bob moved over to Leon Schlesinger's ... See full bio »

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Known For

Linus! The Lion Hearted Art Department
(1964)
Baggy Pants & the Nitwits Art Department
(1977)
The Super 6 Animation Department
(1966)
Mister T Animation Department
(1984-1985)

Filmography

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 2001 Timber Wolf (Video) (color - as Bob Givens)
 1999-2000 The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries (TV Series) (background key designer - 2 episodes)
- Dial V for Veterinarian/California's Crusty Bronze (2000) ... (background key designer)
- The Tail End/This Is the End (1999) ... (background key designer)
 1993-1996 Rocko's Modern Life (TV Series) (key layouts - 45 episodes)
- Turkey Time/Floundering Fathers (1996) ... (key layouts - uncredited)
- Put to Pasture/Future Schlock (1996) ... (key layouts - uncredited)
- Hypno-Puppy Luv/Driving Mrs. Wolfe (1996) ... (key layouts - uncredited)
- Dumbells/Rug Birds (1996) ... (key layouts - uncredited)
- Heff in a Handbasket/Wallaby on Wheels (1996) ... (key layouts)
 1995 Another Froggy Evening (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1994 The Angry Beavers (TV Series) (layout artist - 1 episode)
- Snowbound (1994) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1991-1992 Mother Goose and Grimm (TV Series) (layout artist - 5 episodes)
- Expensive Taste/Lassie Swim Home (1992) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Ham Alone/Sheep Thrills (1991) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- The Wickedest Witch/Motel Mutt (1991) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Getaway Grimmy/Tail of a Puppet (1991) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Hero Worship/Search for Soap (1991) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1992 Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa (TV Series) (layout artist - 3 episodes)
- Another Fine Mesa (1992) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Legend of Skull Duggery (1992) ... (layout artist)
- Wedding Bull Blues (1992) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1988-1992 Garfield and Friends (TV Series) (key layout artist - 65 episodes)
- Home Sweet Swindler/Forget-Me-Not Newton/The Great Inventor (1992) ... (key layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Renewed Terror/Bad Time Story/Tooth or Dare (1992) ... (key layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Country Cousin/The Name Game/The Carnival Curse (1992) ... (key layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- The First Annual Garfield Watchers Test/Stark Raven Mad/The Record Breaker (1992) ... (key layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Home Away from Home/Rainy Day Robot/Odie the Amazing (1992) ... (key layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1990 Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends (TV Series) (layout artist)
 1989 Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (TV Movie) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
  Gumby Adventures (TV Series) (animation director - 7 episodes, 1988) (layout artist - 1 episode, 1988)
- Gone Clayzy (1988) ... (animation director)
- Chatter Box (1988) ... (animation director)
- As the Worm Turns (1988) ... (animation director)
- All Cooped Up (1988) ... (animation director)
- A Smashing Hit (1988) ... (animation director)
 1988 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (layout artist - segments "The Duxorcist", "Transylvania 6-5000", "The Night of the Living Duck", "Jumpin' Jupiter")
 1988 The Night of the Living Duck (Short) (layout artist)
 1985-1987 She-Ra: Princess of Power (TV Series) (layout artist - 93 episodes)
- Swifty's Baby (1987) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- The Bibbet Story (1987) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Shades of Orko (1987) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Hordak's Power Play (1987) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- The Inspector (1987) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1987 The Duxorcist (Short) (layout artist)
 1986 The Original Ghostbusters (TV Series) (layout artist - 65 episodes)
- The Way You Are (1986) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Maze Caves (1986) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- The Haunted Painting (1986) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Pretend Friends (1986) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Back to the Past (1986) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
  Alvin & the Chipmunks (TV Series) (layout unit supervisor - 18 episodes, 1983 - 1986) (layout artist - 13 episodes, 1983)
- Chipmunk Vice/Hooping It Up (1986) ... (layout unit supervisor - as Bob Givens)
- Middle-Aged Davey/I Love L.A. (1986) ... (layout unit supervisor - as Bob Givens)
- Experiment in Error/How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm? (1986) ... (layout unit supervisor - as Bob Givens)
- Cinderella? Cinderella? (1986) ... (layout unit supervisor - as Bob Givens)
- Miss Miller's Big Gamble/Sweet Smell of Success (1986) ... (layout unit supervisor - as Bob Givens)
 1986 The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (TV Series) (layout artist)
 1984-1985 Mister T (TV Series) (layout unit supervisor - 17 episodes)
- The Cape Kennedy Caper (1985) ... (layout unit supervisor)
- The Comeback Mystery (1985) ... (layout unit supervisor)
- The Playtown Mystery (1985) ... (layout unit supervisor)
- The Mystery of the Open Crates (1985) ... (layout unit supervisor)
- Mission of Mercy (1985) ... (layout unit supervisor)
 1985 Punky Brewster (TV Series) (layout unit supervisor - 1985)
 1985 Rose Petal Place: Real Friends (TV Movie) (layout unit supervisor)
 1985 The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour (TV Series) (layout artist)
 1984 Rose Petal Place (TV Short) (layout unit supervisor - as Bob Givens)
 1984 Turbo Teen (TV Series) (layout unit supervisor - 1984)
 1984 Dragon's Lair (TV Series) (layout unit supervisor - 1 episode)
- Tale of the Enchanted Gift (1984) ... (layout unit supervisor)
  ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (layout unit supervisor - 1 episode, 1984) (layout artist - 1 episode, 1980)
- Bad Cat (1984) ... (layout unit supervisor - as Bob Givens)
- The Trouble with Miss Switch (1980) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1983 Rubik, the Amazing Cube (TV Series) (layout unit supervisor - 1 episode)
- Super Power Lisa (1983) ... (layout unit supervisor - as Bob Givens)
 1983 Saturday Supercade (TV Series) (layout unit supervisor - 4 episodes)
- Gorilla Gangster/Sheep Rustle Hustle/Spaced Out Frogs/Amazon Jungle Bungle (1983) ... (layout unit supervisor - as Bob Givens)
- The Ms. Fortune Story/Mississippi Madness/Trucknapper Caper/Pitfall's Panda Puzzle (1983) ... (layout unit supervisor - as Bob Givens)
 1983 The Puppy's Further Adventures (TV Series) (layout unit supervisor - as Bob Givens, 1983)
 1983 Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (layout artist: bridging sequences - as Bob Givens) / (layout artist: classic cartoons)
 1982 Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (layout artist: bridging sequences - as Bob Givens)
 1982 Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television (TV Movie) (layout artist: bridging sequences) / (layout artist: classic cartoons)
 1981 The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (layout artist: bridging sequences)
 1980 Heathcliff (TV Series) (layout artist - as Bob Givens, 1980)
 1979 The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show (TV Series) (layout artist - as Bob Givens, 1979-1981)
 1979 Bugs Bunny's Valentine (TV Short) (layout artist)
 1978 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show (TV Series) (layout artist - 1978)
 1977 Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special (TV Short) (layout artist: classic cartoons - as Bob Givens)
 1977 Bugs Bunny's Easter Special (TV Special) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1975 The Great Grape Ape Show (TV Series) (layout artist - as Bob Givens, 1977)
 1974 Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch (TV Series) (layout unit manager - 1974)
 1973 Yogi's Gang (TV Series) (layout artist - 2 episodes)
- Mr. Hothead (1973) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Dr. Bigot (1973) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1973 Bailey's Comets (TV Series) (layout artist - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Rahja and Out/Ghost of a Clue (1973) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Skateroo to the Carlsbad Clue!/To Win or Toulouse (1973) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1972 The Houndcats (TV Series) (layout artist - 1 episode)
- The Misbehavin' Raven Mission (1972) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1971 Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! (TV Series) (layout artist - 2 episodes)
- Gobs of Gobaloons (1971) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
- Keep Your Keeper (1971) ... (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1971 Pink Pranks (Short) (layout artist)
 1971 Cattle Battle (Short) (layout artist)
 1971 Pink Tuba-Dore (Short) (layout artist)
 1971 Fastest Tongue in the West (Short) (layout artist)
 1971 The Egg and Ay-Yi-Yi! (Short) (layout artist)
 1971 The Cat in the Hat (TV Movie) (layout artist)
 1970 Doctor Dolittle (TV Series) (layout artist - 3 episodes)
- The Barnyard Rumble (1970) ... (layout artist)
- The Peanut Conspiracy (1970) ... (layout artist)
- The Grasshoppers Are Coming, Hooray, Hooray! (1970) ... (layout artist)
 1969 Injun Trouble (Short) (layout artist)
 1969 Here Comes the Grump (TV Series) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1969 Bugged by a Bee (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1969 Shamrock and Roll (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1969 Rabbit Stew and Rabbits Too! (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1969 Fistic Mystic (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1969 The Great Carrot-Train Robbery (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1968 Bunny and Claude: We Rob Carrot Patches (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1968 Chimp & Zee (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1968 Flying Circus (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1968 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (TV Series) (layout artist)
 1968 See Ya Later Gladiator (Short) (layout artist)
 1968 Feud with a Dude (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1968 Skyscraper Caper (Short) (layout artist)
 1968 Big Game Haunt (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1968 Hocus Pocus Powwow (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1967 Fiesta Fiasco (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1967 Merlin the Magic Mouse (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1966 The Gumby Show (TV Series) (layout artist - 4 episodes)
- Son of Liberty (1966) ... (layout artist)
- Pokey's Price (1966) ... (layout artist)
- Pilgrims on the Rocks (1966) ... (layout artist)
- Gumby Crosses the Delaware (1966) ... (layout artist)
 1966 The Super 6 (TV Series) (layout artist - as Bob Givens, 1966)
 1966 The A-Tom-inable Snowman (Short) (layout artist)
 1966 Filet Meow (Short) (layout artist)
 1966 Love Me, Love My Mouse (Short) (layout artist)
 1964 Rendezvous in Space (Documentary short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1964 False Hare (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1964 The Iceman Ducketh (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1964 Bartholomew Versus the Wheel (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1964 Dumb Patrol (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1963 Transylvania 6-5000 (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1963 I Was a Teenage Thumb (Short) (layout artist - as Bob Givens)
 1961 Top Cat (TV Series) (layout artist - 1 episode)
- The $1,000,000 Derby (1961) ... (layout artist)
 1960 Popeye the Sailor (TV Series) (layout artist - 9 episodes)
- Golf Brawl (1960) ... (layout artist)
- Skyscraper Capers (1960) ... (layout artist)
- Out of This World (1960) ... (layout artist)
- Down the Hatch (1960) ... (layout artist)
- Skinned Divers (1960) ... (layout artist)
 1960 The Bugs Bunny Show (TV Series) (layout artist)
 1960 The Dixie Fryer (Short) (layout artist)
 1960 Crockett-Doodle-Do (Short) (layout artist)
 1960 West of the Pesos (Short) (layout artist)
  Quick Draw McGraw (TV Series) (layout artist - 6 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (background artist - 1 episode, 1960)
- Dizzy Desperado/Monkey Wrenched/Fan Clubbed (1960) ... (layout artist)
- Six Gun Spook/Cloudy Rowdy/Pup Plays Pop (1959) ... (layout artist)
 1956 The Talking Dog (Short) (background artist - uncredited)
 1955 Dime to Retire (Short) (layout artist)
 1955 Jumpin' Jupiter (Short) (layout artist)
 1955 Past Perfumance (Short) (layout artist)
 1955 Lighthouse Mouse (Short) (layout artist)
 1955 All Fowled Up (Short) (layout artist)
 1955 Beanstalk Bunny (Short) (layout artist)
 1955 Feather Dusted (Short) (layout artist)
 1955 No Hunting (Short) (layout artist - uncredited)
 1954 Quack Shot (Short) (layout artist)
 1954 Gone Batty (Short) (layout artist)
 1954 The Oily American (Short) (layout artist)
 1954 Devil May Hare (Short) (layout artist)
 1954 Little Boy Boo (Short) (layout artist)
 1954 No Parking Hare (Short) (layout artist)
 1954 Bell Hoppy (Short) (layout artist)
 1954 Design for Leaving (Short) (layout artist)
 1954 Wild Wife (Short) (layout artist)
 1953 Cats A-Weigh! (Short) (layout artist)
 1953 Of Rice and Hen (Short) (layout artist)
 1953 Easy Peckin's (Short) (layout artist)
 1953 Cat-Tails for Two (Short) (layout artist)
 1953 Plop Goes the Weasel (Short) (layout artist)
 1953 There Auto Be a Law (Short) (layout artist)
 1953 Muscle Tussle (Short) (layout artist)
 1953 A Peck o' Trouble (Short) (layout artist)
 1953 Upswept Hare (Short) (layout artist)
 1952 Fool Coverage (Short) (layout artist)
 1952 Rabbit's Kin (Short) (layout artist)
 1952 The Super Snooper (Short) (layout artist)
 1952 The EGGcited Rooster (Short) (layout artist)
 1952 Hoppy-Go-Lucky (Short) (layout artist)
 1950 Trouble Indemnity (Short) (layout artist - uncredited)
 1945 Nasty Quacks (Short) (layout artist - uncredited)
 1942 The Draft Horse (Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1942 Dog Tired (Short) (layout artist - uncredited)
 1942 Hop, Skip and a Chump (Short) (layout artist - uncredited)
 1941 Rhapsody in Rivets (Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1941 Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1941 Tortoise Beats Hare (Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1940 Stage Fright (Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1940 Ghost Wanted (Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1940 A Wild Hare (Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1940 Tom Thumb in Trouble (Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1940 Mighty Hunters (Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1939 Sniffles and the Bookworm (Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (assistant animator - uncredited)
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Trivia:

Drew what is recognized as the first model sheet of Bugs Bunny for the 1940 short "A Wild Hare" and was therefore pivotal in the character's design. The model sheet is simply labeled "Tex's Rabbit".

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