Mr. Givens believes (as do other animation vets) that it's important to get the unvarnished history of animation out, no matter how much it conflicts with the accepted story ...
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Above: Art Leonardi and Bob Givens.
Bob points out, for example, that three individuals were responsible for the birth of Bugs Bunny, and Chuck Jones was not one of them. He also notes Bugs was not lifted from Disney's Tortoise and the Hare, despite stories to the contrary. "I was there," he says. "I ought to know."