Virgil Ross Movies List

Virgil Ross
Virgil Ross
08-08-1907
Endicott, New York, U.S.
33
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Virgil Ross Filmography

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Fritz the Cat
Fritz the Cat ( English )
Artist: Skip Hinnant , Rosetta LeNoire , John McCurry , Phil Seuling
Director: Ralph Bakshi , Lew Ott
Music Director: Ed Bogas , Ray Shanklin
Release date: 12-04-1972
Devil's Feud Cake
Devil's Feud Cake ( English )
Music Director: Bill Lava
Release date: 09-02-1963
Honey's Money
Honey's Money ( English )
Artist: Mel Blanc , June Foray , Billy Booth
Music Director: Milt Franklyn
Release date: 01-09-1962
The Last Hungry Cat
The Last Hungry Cat ( English )
Music Director: Milt Franklyn , Treg Brown
Release date: 01-12-1961
D' Fightin' Ones
D' Fightin' Ones ( English )
Artist: Mel Blanc
Director: Friz Freleng
Music Director: Milt Franklyn
Release date: 11-04-1961
Knighty Knight Bugs
Knighty Knight Bugs ( English )
Artist: Mel Blanc
Music Director: Milt Franklyn
Release date: 23-08-1958
Birds Anonymous
Birds Anonymous ( English )
Artist: Mel Blanc
Music Director: Milt Franklyn
Release date: 10-08-1957
Tugboat Granny
Tugboat Granny ( English )
Artist: Mel Blanc
Director: Friz Freleng
Music Director: Milt Franklyn
Release date: 23-06-1956
Lumber Jerks
Lumber Jerks ( English )
Music Director: Milt Franklyn , Treg Brown
Release date: 24-06-1955
Pizzicato Pussycat
Pizzicato Pussycat ( English )
Music Director: Milt Franklyn , Treg Brown
Release Year: 1955
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Showing 1 to 10 of 33 movies

Virgil Ross Biography

Virgil Ross (as he was usually known) spent his early years in New York state and in Michigan, but his family moved to Long Beach, California, when he was in his late teens. This state was to be his primary home for the rest of his life. His introduction to cartooning was in high-school, where he took a class in that art form. Early work was done for Charles B. Mintz (later Screen Gems), Ub Iwerks studio, and then on to Walter Lantz, where he began animation work. In 1935, he moved on to work forLeon Schlesinger at Warner Bros. where he spent about 30 years, first under Tex Avery's supervision, until 1942, then for Bob Clampett, and finally with Friz Freleng. His résumé also includes time spent with such firms as Filmation (where he worked on the early '70s Star Trek: The Animated Series), Hanna Barbera, and Marvel Comics. In 1979 he animated Woody Woodpecker for a special scene at the 51st Academy Awards. He was notably self-effacing. In an interview with John Province in 1989, he is quoted as saying "I always had an eye for movement, and I think this kept me in the business a lot longer than a lot of guys, despite the fact that I really wasn't very good at drawing. When I started out in animation, you didn't have to be a good artist. I just had a little natural talent, and it's mostly just timing anyway."  Of the very many characters Ross animated, he is most closely associated with Bugs Bunny, but also did a great deal of work involving Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Tweety, and many others, including Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. When handling long-eared characters such as Bugs or Wile E., Ross occasionally tilted or waved an ear in otherwise-static scenes. As the animator for "A Wild Hare", generally regarded as the first appearance of Bugs Bunny, Ross had a first person view of the creation of the character. In the interview of Ross, published in Animato magazine #19, Virgil recalls how the character of Bugs Bunny came to be. He says in the interview, "We received orders from the story department that they needed a drawing of a bunny. We all did drawings and tacked them on the wall, and the storymen voted on them. We had one writer named Bugs Hardaway, and for some reason, this one drawing became known as Bugs' Bunny. Leon Schlesinger liked the sound of the name and told them to keep it, and that's how Bugs Bunny got his name. Years later, before he died, Hardaway tried to get some credit for making the character, which he probably deserved. But Warner Bros owned the rights to everything we created."

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Treg Brown
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Mel Blanc
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Friz Freleng
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Hawley Pratt
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Edward Selzer
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Carl W. Stalling
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