On this day, May 2, 1984, animator, producer, director, and puppeteer Bob (Robert Emerson) Clampett died in Detroit, Michigan.  Clampett was best known for his work on the Looney Tunes animated series from Warner Brothers. Without graduating high school, Clampett joined the team working on Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies and designed some of their characters such as Porky Pig and Tweety. In the 1960s, Clampett created the animated Beany and Cecil that ran for five years.

Cecil and Beany