|Born||Charles Gustav Thorson
August 29, 1890
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Died||7 August 1966
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd|
Charles Gustav Thorson (29 August 1890 – 7 August 1966), born Karl Gustaf Stefanson, was a political cartoonist, character designer, children's book author and illustrator of Icelandic descent.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Thorson is best known as the man who designed and named Bugs Bunny, but in a 10-year career (1935–45) in America's great animation studios he created hundreds of cartoon characters, including Snow White, Elmer Fudd, Little Hiawatha, Sniffles the Mouse, 'Inki and the Mynah', The Lady Known as Lou, and Twinkletoes.
The two children's books he wrote were Keeko and Chee-chee and Keeko, stories about the adventures of Keeko, the little Indian (Native American) boy.
Politician Joseph Thorson was his older brother.
- Barrier, Michael (2003-11-06). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. United States: Oxford University Press. p. 672. ISBN 978-0-19-516729-0. Retrieved 2008-03-09.
- Cartoon Charlie: The Life and Art of Animation Pioneer Charles Thorson, by Prof. Gene Walz (with the assistance of Dr. Stephen Thorson, Son (Dr Stephen Charles Thorson 1925-2005)). Winnipeg, Canada: Great Plains Publications, 1998. 222 pages. ISBN 0-9697804-9-4.
- Charlie Thorson fonds
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