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Bob Clampett

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Bob Clampett1. In 1931, at the studio of Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising where he worked on the studio's Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series.

  • True or False?

2. Clampett mostly worked for Friz Freleng, under whose guidance Clampett grew into an able animator. In 1935, he designed the studio's first major star, Porky Pig, who appeared in Freleng's film. What was the film?

  • I Ate the Whole Thing
  • I Haven't Got a Hat
  • Down on the Farm

3. He began working with Tex Avery. What did they call the building they worked in?

  • Rabbit Heaven
  • Termite Terrace
  • Home Alone

4. Clampett's studio was a wild place with an almost college fraternity-like atmosphere. Animators would frequently pull pranks such as gluing paper streamers to the wings of flies. Leon Schlesinger (studio head), who rarely ventured there, was reputed on one visit to have remarked in his lisping voice, "Pew, let me out of here! The only thing missing is the sound of a flushing toilet!!"

  • True or False?

5. Clampett about this time pressured studio head Leon Schlesinger to give him a chance as a director, and was finally given that chance on an animated sequence for the Joe E. Brown film. What was the film?

  • It's Howdy Doody Time
  • You Said, What?
  • What's Your Birthday?

6. This led to what was essentially a co-directing stint for Clampett with fellow animator Chuck Jones for the financially ailing Ub Iwerks, whom Schlesinger subcontracted to produce several Porky Pig shorts. Who was Porky's short-lived and generally unpopular sidekick>

  • Chatty Cat
  • Gabby Goat
  • Talkin' Tiger

7. Clampett becomes a director in 1937. In a 1942 he makes cartoon called A Tale of Two Kitties. What character in introduced?

  • Wiley Coyote
  • Big Fern
  • Tweety Bird

8. Clampett left Warner Brothers in 1946. In 1947, Republic Pictures incorporated animation into its Gene Autry feature film Sioux City Sue. It turned out well enough for Republic to dabble in animated cartoons; Bob Clampett directed a single cartoon, You're a Grand Old Nag. Who was the main character?

  • Champion
  • Charlie Horse
  • Crying Wolf

9. In 1949, Clampett turned his attentions to television, where he created the famous puppet show. The show, featuring the talents of Warner voice artist Stan Freberg, would earn Clampett three Emmys and count such celebrities as Groucho Marx and Albert Einstein as fans. What was the show's title?

  • Time for Beany
  • Cecil Will See Me Through
  • Stan the Man

10. In 1959, he created an animated version of the puppet show called Beany and Cecil, which began its run on ABC in 1962 and was on the network for five years.

  • True or False?

Bob Clampett

  1. True
  2. I Haven't Got a Hat
  3. Termite Terrace
  4. True
  5. What's Your Birthday?
  6. Gabby Goat
  7. Tweety Bird
  8. Charlie Horse
  9. Time for Beany
  10. True

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