Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett (May 8, 1913–May 4, 1984) was an American animator, producer, director, and puppeteer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes series of cartoons from Warner Bros. and the television shows Time for Beany and Beany and Cecil. Clampett is considered the most outrageous and original of all of the Warner Bros. directors. He was a very imaginative, emotional, and energetic person, and this carried over into his cartoons. Clampett created Porky Pig in 1935 and Tweety Bird in 1942. Perhaps Clampett's most popular (and controversial) short is Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarves, a version of Snow White in which every character is African-American. This cartoon was never released, but it is widely acclaimed for its art and originality. This cartoon is also a good example of how Clampett pushed the boundaries of animation as a Warner Bros. director.

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