Richard Thompson (animator)

Richard "Dick" Thompson (26 August 1914 – 12 June 1998) was an American animator who worked at several animated cartoon departments over a career of four decades. His longest association was with Chuck Jones at Warner Bros. Cartoons and MGM Animation/Visual Arts. He also worked at Hanna-Barbera and DePatie–Freleng Enterprises. Notably, Thompson worked as an animator on Chuck Jones' Road Runner cartoons. In one of the most often cited discussions of the Road Runner cartoons, Richard Thompson suggests a way to think about this unusual characteristic when he describes how "Road Runner films rank among the most austerely pared-down works of modern art."[1] He worked on Tom and Jerry too. He animated two Peanuts cartoons, He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown and A Boy Named Charlie Brown, and also he animated two Babar TV Specials by Mendelson-Melendez Productions, The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant and Babar Comes to America.


  1. ^ Movies and Methods: An Anthology. University of California Press. 1976. p. 131 – via Google Books.

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