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Ben Washam (1915–1984)

American animator, noted for the crisp, angular style and sleek, fluid movement of his characters. A gent of considerable wit and good humour, Washam made significant contributions to Warner Brothers cartoons under the auspices of Chuck Jones between 1941 and 1963. Two of his trademarks were Bugs Bunny's notably wider cheeks and pointier teeth, ... See full bio »

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Horton Hears a Who! Animation Department
Advance and Be Mechanized Animation Department
The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie Animation Department


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 1995 That's Warner Bros.! (TV Series) (animator)
 1992 The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- What's Opera, Doc?/Hyde and Go Tweet/Duck Amuck/One Froggy Evening/Bewitched Bunny/Whoa Be-Gone!/Who Scent You? (1992) ... (animator: classic cartoons - segments "Duck Amuck", "One Froggy Evening", "Bewitched Bunny", "Who Scent You?")
 1990 Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends (TV Series) (animator)
 1988 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (animator - segments "Daffy Dilly", "Water, Water Every Hare", "Claws for Alarm", "Punch Trunk")
 1985 The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour (TV Series) (animator)
 1982 Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (animator: classic cartoons)
 1982 Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television (TV Movie) (animator: classic cartoons)
 1980 Rah Rah Woozy (TV Short) (animator)
 1980 Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving Special (TV Short) (animator: classic cartoons) / (animator: new animation)
 1980 Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century (TV Short) (master animator)
 1980 The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special (TV Movie) (animator: classic cartoons)
 1979 Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (TV Short) (animator - as Benny Washam)
 1979 Freeze Frame (TV Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1979 Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet (TV Short) (animator: classic cartoons)
 1979 Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy in the Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile (TV Short) (co-director: character layout)
 1979 Bugs Bunny's Valentine (TV Short) (animator)
 1978 Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Great Santa Claus Caper (TV Movie) (master animator)
 1978 How Bugs Bunny Won the West (TV Short) (animator)
 1978 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show (TV Series) (animator - 1978)
 1978 Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court (TV Short) (master animator)
 1977 Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special (TV Short) (animator: classic cartoons)
 1976 Carnival of the Animals (TV Short) (master animator)
 1976 Mowgli's Brothers (TV Short) (animator: "Tabaqui")
 1975 Yankee Doodle Cricket (TV Short) (guest animator)
 1970 The Phantom Tollbooth (supervising animator)
 1970 Horton Hears a Who! (TV Short) (animator)
 1969 The Pogo Special Birthday Special (TV Short) (animator)
 1968 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (TV Series) (animator)
 1967-1968 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series) (animation staff - 25 episodes)
- Tarzan the Ape Man (1968) ... (animation staff)
- Wild World (1968) ... (animation staff)
- Cinderella's Glass Slipper: Part 2 (1968) ... (animation staff)
- Cinderella's Glass Slipper: Part 1 (1968) ... (animation staff)
- Alexander the Great (1968) ... (animation staff)
 1967 The Bear That Wasn't (Short) (supervising animator)
 1967 Advance and Be Mechanized (Short) (animator)
 1967 Surf-Bored Cat (Short) (animator)
 1967 The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. (Short) (animator)
 1967 Cannery Rodent (Short) (animator)
 1967 Rock 'n' Rodent (Short) (animator)
 1967 Guided Mouse-Ille (Short) (animator)
 1967 O-Solar-Meow (Short) (animator)
 1967 Cat and Dupli-cat (Short) (animator)
 1966 The Road Runner Show (TV Series) (animator)
 1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (TV Movie) (animator - uncredited)
 1966 Catty-Cornered (Short) (animator)
 1966 The A-Tom-inable Snowman (Short) (animator)
 1966 Filet Meow (Short) (animator)
 1966 Puss 'N' Boats (Short) (animator)
 1966 Love Me, Love My Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1966 Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary (Short) (animator)
 1966 Duel Personality (Short) (animator)
 1965 Jerry-Go-Round (Short) (animator)
 1965 Zip Zip Hooray! (Short) (animator)
 1965 The Cat's Me-Ouch (Short) (animator)
 1965 The Year of the Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1965 Of Feline Bondage (Short) (animator)
 1965 I'm Just Wild About Jerry (Short) (animator)
 1965 Haunted Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1965 The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off (Short) (animator)
 1965 Bad Day at Cat Rock (Short) (animator)
 1965 Roadrunner a Go-Go (Short) (animator)
 1965 The Man from Button Willow (animator - as Benny Washam)
 1965 Tom-ic Energy (Short) (animator)
 1965 Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life (Short) (animator)
 1964 The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1964 Hoppity Hooper (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Ring-A-Ding Spring (1964) ... (animator - uncredited)
 1964 Snowbody Loves Me (Short) (animator)
 1964 Much Ado About Mousing (Short) (animator)
 1964 Is There a Doctor in the Mouse? (Short) (animator)
 1964 The Cat Above and the Mouse Below (Short) (animator)
 1963 The Great Rights (Short) (animator)
 1963 Pent-House Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1963 Philbert (Three's a Crowd) (Short) (animator)
 1962 Now Hear This (Short) (animator)
 1962 Gay Purr-ee (animator)
 1962 Adventures of the Road-Runner (Short) (animator) / (supervising animator)
 1961 Nelly's Folly (Short) (animator)
 1961 Calvin and the Colonel (TV Series) (supervising animator - 6 episodes)
- Money in the Closet (1961) ... (supervising animator)
- Sycamore Lodge (1961) ... (supervising animator)
- The Costume Ball (1961) ... (supervising animator)
- Thanksgiving Dinner (1961) ... (supervising animator)
- The Polka Dot Bandit (1961) ... (supervising animator)
 1961 The Bugs Bunny Show (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Bad-Time Story (1961) ... (animator)
 1960-1961 King Leonardo and His Short Subjects (TV Series) (animator - 106 episodes)
- Teeing Off (1961) ... (animator)
- Hunting a Hobby (1961) ... (animator)
- Long Laugh Leonardo (1961) ... (animator)
- He Who Laughs Last (1961) ... (animator)
- Try, Try Again (1961) ... (animator)
 1960 Ready, Woolen and Able (Short) (animator)
 1960 Who Scent You? (Short) (animator)
 1960 Fastest with the Mostest (Short) (animator)
 1959 Unnatural History (Short) (animator)
 1959 A Witch's Tangled Hare (Short) (animator)
 1959 Wild About Hurry (Short) (animator)
 1959 Really Scent (Short) (animator)
 1959 Hot-Rod and Reel! (Short) (animator)
 1959 Hare-Abian Nights (Short) (animator)
 1959 Baton Bunny (Short) (animator)
 1958 Cat Feud (Short) (animator)
 1958 Hip Hip-Hurry! (Short) (animator)
 1958 Hook, Line and Stinker (Short) (animator)
 1958 To Itch His Own (Short) (animator)
 1957 Drafty, Isn't It? (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1957 Ali Baba Bunny (Short) (animator)
 1957 Scrambled Aches (Short) (animator)
 1956 90 Day Wondering (Short) (animator)
 1956 To Hare Is Human (Short) (animation)
 1956 There They Go-Go-Go! (Short) (animator)
 1956 Deduce, You Say (Short) (animator)
 1956 Rocket-bye Baby (Short) (animator)
 1956 Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (Short) (animator)
 1956 Heaven Scent (Short) (animator)
 1956 Rocket Squad (Short) (animator)
 1956 Broom-Stick Bunny (Short) (animator)
 1956 Bugs' Bonnets (Short) (animator)
 1955 One Froggy Evening (Short) (animator)
 1955 Guided Muscle (Short) (animator)
 1955 Two Scent's Worth (Short) (animator)
 1955 Knight-Mare Hare (Short) (animator)
 1955 Rabbit Rampage (Short) (animator)
 1955 Ready.. Set.. Zoom! (Short) (animator)
 1955 A Hitch in Time (Short) (animator)
 1954 Look Who's Driving (Short) (animator)
 1954 Lumber Jack-Rabbit (Short) (animator)
 1954 Baby Buggy Bunny (Short) (animator)
 1954 My Little Duckaroo (Short) (animator)
 1954 By Word of Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1954 Bewitched Bunny (Short) (animator)
 1954 Claws for Alarm (Short) (animator)
 1954 The Cats Bah (Short) (animator)
 1953 From A to Z-Z-Z-Z (Short) (animator)
 1953 Punch Trunk (Short) (animator)
 1953 Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (Short) (animator)
 1953 Zipping Along (Short) (animator)
 1953 Bully for Bugs (Short) (animator)
 1953 Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (Short) (animator)
 1953 Wild Over You (Short) (animator)
 1953 Much Ado About Nutting (Short) (animator)
 1953 Duck Amuck (Short) (animator)
 1953 Kiss Me Cat (Short) (animator)
 1953 Forward March Hare (Short) (animator)
 1953 Don't Give Up the Sheep (Short) (animator)
 1952 Terrier-Stricken (Short) (animator)
 1952 Rabbit Seasoning (Short) (animator)
 1952 Mouse-Warming (Short) (animator)
 1952 Going! Going! Gosh! (Short) (animator)
 1952 The Hasty Hare (Short) (animator)
 1952 Beep, Beep (Short) (animator)
 1952 Water, Water Every Hare (Short) (animator)
 1952 Little Beau Pepé (Short) (animator)
 1952 Feed the Kitty (Short) (animator)
 1952 Operation: Rabbit (Short) (animator)
 1951 Drip-Along Daffy (Short) (animator)
 1951 A Bear for Punishment (Short) (animator)
 1951 Cheese Chasers (Short) (animator)
 1951 His Hare Raising Tale (Short) (animator - archive footage, uncredited)
 1951 The Wearing of the Grin (Short) (animator)
 1951 Chow Hound (Short) (animator)
 1951 Rabbit Fire (Short) (animator)
 1951 A Hound for Trouble (Short) (animator)
 1951 Scent-imental Romeo (Short) (animator)
 1951 Bunny Hugged (Short) (animator)
 1950 Two's a Crowd (Short) (animator)
 1950 Rabbit of Seville (Short) (animator)
 1950 Caveman Inki (Short) (animator)
 1950 The Ducksters (Short) (animator)
 1950 Dog Gone South (Short) (animator)
 1950 8 Ball Bunny (Short) (animator)
 1950 The Hypo-Chondri-Cat (Short) (animator)
 1950 Homeless Hare (Short) (animator)
 1950 The Scarlet Pumpernickel (Short) (animator)
 1949 Rabbit Hood (Short) (animator)
 1949 Bear Feat (Short) (animator)
 1949 For Scent-imental Reasons (Short) (animator)
 1949 Frigid Hare (Short) (animator)
 1949 Fast and Furry-ous (Short) (animator)
 1949 Often an Orphan (Short) (animator)
 1949 Long-Haired Hare (Short) (animator)
 1949 The Bee-Deviled Bruin (Short) (animator)
 1949 Mississippi Hare (Short) (animator)
 1949 Awful Orphan (Short) (animator)
 1949 So Much for So Little (Documentary short) (animator)
 1948 Mouse Wreckers (Short) (animator)
 1948 Scaredy Cat (Short) (animator)
 1948 My Bunny Lies Over the Sea (Short) (animator)
 1948 Daffy Dilly (Short) (animator)
 1948 House Hunting Mice (Short) (animator)
 1948 You Were Never Duckier (Short) (animator)
 1948 Haredevil Hare (Short) (animator)
 1948 Rabbit Punch (Short) (animator)
 1948 What's Brewin', Bruin? (Short) (animator)
 1948 A Feather in His Hare (Short) (animator)
 1947 Little Orphan Airedale (Short) (animator)
 1947 A Pest in the House (Short) (animator)
 1947 Inki at the Circus (Short) (animator)
 1947 Scent-imental Over You (Short) (animator)
 1946 Roughly Squeaking (Short) (animator)
 1946 Fair and Worm-er (Short) (animator)
 1946 The Eager Beaver (Short) (animator)
 1946 Hair-Raising Hare (Short) (animator)
 1946 Hush My Mouse (Short) (animator)
 1946 Quentin Quail (Short) (animator)
 1945 The Good Egg (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1945 Hare Tonic (Short) (animator)
 1945 No Buddy Atoll (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1945 Fresh Airedale (Short) (animator)
 1945 Hare Conditioned (Short) (animator)
 1945 It's Murder She Says... (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1945 In the Aleutians (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1945 Trap Happy Porky (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1945 Odor-Able Kitty (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1945 Brotherhood of Man (Short) (animator)
 1944 Lost and Foundling (Short) (animator)
 1944 Outpost (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 From Hand to Mouse (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 Angel Puss (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 Gas (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 Going Home (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 A Lecture on Camouflage (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 The Weakly Reporter (Short) (animator)
 1944 Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 Tom Turk and Daffy (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 Hell-Bent for Election (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Fin n' Catty (Short) (animator)
 1943 The Infantry Blues (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Spies (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Wackiki Wabbit (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Coming!! Snafu (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 The Unbearable Bear (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Super-Rabbit (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Flop Goes the Weasel (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 To Duck... or Not to Duck (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Point Rationing of Foods (Documentary short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Case of the Missing Hare (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Duck (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Fox Pop (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 The Squawkin' Hawk (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Hold the Lion, Please (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 The Draft Horse (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Conrad the Sailor (Short) (animator)
 1942 The Bird Came C.O.D. (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 Saddle Silly (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 Snow Time for Comedy (Short) (animator)
 1941 Toy Trouble (Short) (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1941 Joe Glow, the Firefly (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1940 Tom Thumb in Trouble (Short) (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1940 Sniffles Takes a Trip (Short) (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1938 The Night Watchman (Short) (animator - uncredited)
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(1960's) Animator for a Cheerios commercial featuring Bullwinkle J. Moose. See more »

Alternate Names:

Benny Washam

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