Ninety-seven years old at the time of this interview, Robert “Bob” Givens is one of the living legends of the animation industry.

An American animator, character designer, and layout artist, he worked for many of the animation studios during his career, including Disney, Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, and DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, beginning his career during the 1930s and continuing until the early 2000s. He was a frequent collaborator with director Chuck Jones, working under Jones both at Warner Bros. and Jones’ own production company.

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