Bugs Bunny animator Bob Givens expires

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Bob Givens, one of the animators behind designing the iconic characters like Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd breathed his last Monday. He was 99.

His daughter, Mariana Givens, President of ‘Platinum Pathways’ in California, confirmed the news on her Facebook page.

Givens put his illustrator stamp on characters like Tom and Jerry, Daffy Duck, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Popeye.

He also brought his skills to TV advertising, animating cartoon insects for Raid bug-killer commercials.

Givens served in the US army at the time of the Second World War before returning to the animation industry.

He’s known for his work as a storyboard artist on the TV series Linus! The Lion Hearted and as a graphic designer on the show Baggy Pants and the Nitwits.